Archive for février, 2009

Bird Attack

Samedi, février 7th, 2009

Thousands of birds were flying in circles between the Fontaine du Palmier and Tour Carrée. It gave the impression of an attack over the city, yet the only victims were probably the statues of the fountains upper column who had to bear with the many pigeons taking a rest on their heads.    (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron at F8, ISO160

Push, rush, rush, crush

Vendredi, février 6th, 2009

Push, rush, mush, crush …. any of these words could describe the atmosphere in the Paris metro.  In this case, this new release poster fitted well the flow of passengers hurrying up to catch the next train.  (click on picture to enlarge)push-lr.jpgLeica M8 with CV15mm, 1/6th, ISO160

Restaurants : La tête de goinfre

Jeudi, février 5th, 2009

La tête de goinfre (Greedy pig head) is a wonderful neighbourhood restaurants close to Pigalle (16, rue Jacquemont). One of these few « bistrot » where food is authentic, affordable and the staff very friendly. It is specialized in meat products, especially pig and beef. The house special is the huge rib roast for two people whose savour is wonderful. And if you have some room left after it, do not hesitate to try the White Chocolalte Mousse, a must !      (click on picture to enlarge)

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Epson R-D1 with 35mm Summicron, ISO800

The Twin Princesses

Mercredi, février 4th, 2009

A little poetry today … I leave you to your own interpretations of this scene shot at the bottom of a press stand.      (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with CV25mm, ISO320

Spotted

Mardi, février 3rd, 2009

A shot without a story … even though this man seemed like he had a secret …        (click to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron, ISO160

Snow over the city

Lundi, février 2nd, 2009

Although Paris is close to Northern Europe, it is very rare to see snow in the city. So when 2 inches snow falls hit downtown last night, it resulted in a total collapse of the transport system. A record 350km of trafic jams were recorded at peak hour. Nevertheless, many people elected to walk to work and smiling faces could be seen all over the streets. Snow can do miracles !    (click on picture to enlarge)

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Epson R-D1 with CV25mm at F4,  1/30  , ISO800

Hotel de Ville’s Ice Ring

Dimanche, février 1st, 2009

Every winter, the place in front of the Hotel de Ville (town hall) is host to a huge ice ring. While it is often very crowded, it must be one of the most beautiful setting to skate in for the fans of this sport.    (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with CV15mm at F4.5, ISO160

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