Friday, 25 June 2010

The Shutter Sisters

The Shutter Sisters, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.
This little lady is one of the unsung stars of the city I reckon.

Out in all weathers, unpredictable hours, and when she is called into
action the work is hard and unrelenting.

In case you hadn't realised, her job is to hold open shutters with a
clever little swivelling motion, and you can find her and her sisters
all over the city if you look out for her.

Go on, give her a wiggle if you find her unemployed and cheer her up a
bit: she's had a hard life.

(A Paris iPhone street photograph by Sab Will for the 'Paris and I'
photo blog)


Gina Hams said...

Hi Sab we have tons of these in Montcuq and Knockers on the doors which are hands sporting a ring. The door knockers are somewhat macabre.

Thought it was a Montcuq ( Occitan ) thing but obviously not.


Sab said...

Hi Gina - I see you're hitting the iPhone archives - GREAT!

'Montcuq'? And how do you say that, exactly..??!!! ;-S

Yes, I've seen some hand knockers like that here in Paris too. Fascinating.

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