27-05-05

Canterbury : magic

Usually a lot of people in Canterbury.  Even on a Sunday afternoon in March.  But nice things to see when you look up. 

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25-05-05

Centre Pompidou

This photo for the sky, for the clouds.
Difficult to take a decent photo of the centre Pompidou with a Canon G3.

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21-05-05

Fountain near Centre Pompidou

A colourful photo to start the week end.
Enjoy it!

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19-05-05

Saint-Denis : a new message

Very busy week: little time to take photos or enjoy blog life.

This message shocked me this morning.  Freshly applied to a bank agency window.

It reads: peep show Saint-Denis equals rape of 15 year old women.

Now everyone is talking about this new peep show, close to the railway station, it seems.  The entrepreneur is well known: an ex football coach turned ‘business man’.

If this message contains a grain of truth I hope they shut the place down real soon.

As far as I’m concerned they can shut it down anyway.  If you look at earlier postings in this blog you will see that Saint-Denis is the kind of place where posters are put up to prevent fathers from prostituting their daughters.  So I wouldn’t be at all surprised that young girls are horribly exploited in such a place.  They won’t catch me there.

I love women and will do my best not to contribute to their exploitation.

 



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12-05-05

Brugge

Finally managed to visit Brugge once again last weekend.  So close and yet I rarely find the time.  Did some shopping and unfortunately only found time for this one photo.
It is a fish eye view.

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06-05-05

Laken - Japanese Tower

The stables and greenhouses of the royal palace at Laken were open to the public today.
Whilst waiting to enter the greenhouses I found plenty of time to take this shot of the Japanese Tower.

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04-05-05

Saint-Eustache

I love the Chatelet Les Halles area.  Nope, not for the shopping opportunities, but for the great sites and architecture.  So close to the cité, the Seine, the town hall, the centre Pompidou, the royal palace,  the Louvre, and in this picture the Eglise de Saint Eustache, in its beautiful park setting.

Unfortunately some scaffolding erected around the church, that is why I added a lot of trees on the right side.  Added in the composition, I didn’t actually stick any trees on the photograph.  I wondered a long time if I shouldn’t replace the burnt in sky, but decided against this.  Somehow in this case I seem to think that the white sky adds to the mystery of the impressive edifice.


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Les Halles

Perculiar effect in this photo.

It was sunny all day in Paris yesterday.  And then about 4 PM a real storm raged over Paris.  It rained cats and dogs, terrible wind.  And then at about 5:30 PM the sun came out again.  So what you see here are the remaining heavily laden storm clouds, but surrounded by the bright light of a descending sun.  This photo was taken around 8 PM.  Near Les Halles.


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