When East meets West

This year again, the wealthy families from the Middle East have elected the Champs-Elysées as their main vacation destination. Day long shopping, coffes on the terraces, luxury cars, but also a lot of social activity going on. Indeed young women and men take the opportunity to meet each other on the Avenue, which is often quite a difficult or prohibited event in their home country. I guess that these summer Holidays in Paris will lead to an increase of happy weddings in the Middle East. (click on picture to enlarge)

muslim-veil-woman-virgin-lr.jpg

Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F2.8, 1/500, ISO200

6 Responses to “When East meets West”

  1. Dimitri dit :

    Hello -

    When I first look, if there was comment for this shot, I read « No Comment », well exactly… No Comment! Picture says all.
    One more time you caught THE moment! Congratulations… Waouwww…

    - Dimitri

  2. admin dit :

    Thanks Dimitri. I thought about putting no comments but I think a background is necessary so the meaning of the image is not mis-interpretated.

  3. Gabriel dit :

    Très réussie, elle a un impact particulièrement fort, aussi bien visuel que sociétal.

  4. Jaap dit :

    Briljant, excellent shot!

  5. Johan Lindén dit :

    Nothing short of incredible, put a smile on my face :)

  6. Yamin dit :

    maasha allah..very nice