Archive for mars, 2009

Signs of time

Mercredi, mars 11th, 2009

Long life behind, long life in front.

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Leica M8 with 85mm Jupiter 9 at F2, ISO160

Tibet Libre

Mardi, mars 10th, 2009

Today  took place the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against the Chinese invader. Thousands of demonstrators walked all over Paris and ended close to the Chinese Embassy on Avenue Georges V. Even if anti-riots forces prevented them to get close to the building by blocking the avenue, it did not prevent the participants to voice loudly their protest. The demonstration ended peacefully as always advocated by their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.     (click to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with CV35mm Nokton at 1.2, ISO640

The Gang

Lundi, mars 9th, 2009

There are many ways to go down a stair. In this instance, this gang of young kids found a creative way to do so, just like if they were part of the latest rap music video clip.    (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 85mm Jupiter 9 at F2, ISO160

Soundslides : Stop Sexism March

Dimanche, mars 8th, 2009

Though France has a long standing tradition of human and civil rights defendants, nowadays it is starting to lag behind other modern societies in terms of equality between genders. Indeed a very small proportion of women run CAC40 companies or sit in the highest governmental institutions. Also, there is very little legislation to protect women working as prostitutes. In order to denounce these facts, a demonstration was organized around the Pompidou Center. Click on picture or here to start slideshow.

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Leica M8 with 35mm Nokton, mostly at 1.2

The Tecktonik Princess

Samedi, mars 7th, 2009

Two , it is not the chants of revolutionary citizens that invade La Bastille anymore, but hundreds of Tektonik fans that gather at the bottom of the Opera’s large stair on weekends. A little bit apart, at the exit of the metro, this girl was sitting with anxious look. Was her Tektonik prince late ?   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with CV35mm Nokton at 1.2, ISO160

Foucault’s Pendulum

Vendredi, mars 6th, 2009

Within the Pantheon hangs Foucault’s Pendulum. This giant marble swings almost endlessly while the earth rotates around its axis. Even if by 1851, it was already known that the earth rotated, it was this experiment by Foucault that proved it physically. While the relaunch of the marble should made very carefully to validate the experiment, this Pantheon worker  reset it manually like if he was the proud Guardian of an ancient craftwork.

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Leica M8 with 85mm Jupiter 9 at F2, ISO640

First smoke

Jeudi, mars 5th, 2009

It is strictly prohibited to smoke in the metro so when people finally exit the underground world, they light one up as soon as they see the light.    (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 85mm Jupiter 9 at F2.8, ISO160

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What men think

Mercredi, mars 4th, 2009

On Les Champs where the movie « Ce que pensent les hommes » (what translates to : « What men think ») is shown, these two guys where there looking at a girl passing by. I really wonder what they were thinking of. LOL

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Leica M8 with 35mm Summicron, ISO160

A sleep by the sea

Mardi, mars 3rd, 2009

This boy was dozing on the borders of the Fountain of the Seas. The statute that represents the prow of a ship appears like it is quietly waiting for the sailor to awake and sail to another shore of the fountain.

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Leica M8 with 85mm Jupiter 9, ISO160

The Tecktonik Swann

Lundi, mars 2nd, 2009

On weekends, hundreds of young people gather on the front esplanade of the Tokyo Palace to skateboard or practice the latest tektonik dance moves. This guy seemed to mix both arts as he slid softly on the rail in a style reminiscent of the best classic ballets.   (click on picture to enlarge)

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Leica M8 with 85mm Jupiter 9 at F2, ISO160