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Colleville (B&W)

Colleville Montgomery. August 2014.

Colleville (B&W)

Colleville Montgomery. August 2014.

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Fisheye-less fisheyed views

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I love fisheyes but a) they are extremely costly b) you never need lenses like these at all times and when you need them, chances are you will have left them behind. So here are my makeshift attempts at fisheyed views of our house in Normandy, which makes for more interesting pictures than the house itself by the way. no.1 was a reflection of the house and surrounding landscape in the bonnet of…

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Beached Whale

There she was on the landing beaches of Normandy, protected from the wind. Martin Parresque, her swimming costume barely concealing her genitalia.

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Beyond the Mirror (B&W)

Montparnasse cemetery. August 2014.

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By the river Marne (HDR)

The River Marne is very scenic. It used to be home to the “guinguettes”, 19th-early 20th century riverside cafés where people could drink the “guinguet” a cheap local wine, which no longer exists.

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New Montparnasse (B&W)

One often thinks of Montparnasse in terms of Man Ray, Kiki of Montparnasse, Zatkine, Joesephine Baker and the roaring 1920s.

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Summer Light (B&W)

Square d’Orléans again. July 2014.

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Lion From Hell

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Denfert Rochereau is a sort of historical pun. It is the name of a General who fought in the 1870 war against Prussia. Before that, it used to be called “Place d’Enfer” (Square from Hell). As people are wont to call the square “Denfert” it is as if  it hadn’t changed names at all.

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From another angle.

Rallyes are often organised around that square and people are used to doing all sorts of…

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A piece of Britain in Paris (Square d’Orléans)

A piece of Britain in Paris (Square d’Orléans)

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Chopin once lived here… And George Sand wasn’t very far. Don’t ask what these two were up to.

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A bit far from Orléans, the private square has been a listed national landmark since 1977.

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In the middle of our street…

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Neo classical fountains.

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Not so neo neo classical motobike.

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The English look and feel isn’t a coincidence. The square was built by Edward Cresy, a British architect. Hence the…

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Square d’Orléans (2)

Square d’Orléans again, the cul-de-sac is the entrance to our agency (on the right behind the tree).