The female name of Marianne means a lot to the French as this figure represents the values of the French Republic, namely « Liberty, Equality and Fraternity ». After decades of immigration, I guess  that the figure of Marianne could no be a bit more representative of the country’s diversity. Just like in this scene of last Sunday’s Chinese New Year celebrations where local queens were parading in a truck with entangled flags of France and China. Maybe the election of the 2010 Mari-Han ?  (click on picture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.2, 1/2800, ISO160, ND filter

3 Responses to “Mari-Hans”

  1. Lenormand dit :

    Good joke !
    J’aime toujours ces photos à présent au M9 tant attendus par certains…
    Je passe tous les jours.

  2. admin dit :

    J’espère qu’il arrivera bientôt ;) Deux mois d’attente dans mon cas … mais cela vaut définitivement la peine.