Moustache. Traveller 16. Under Picasso’s shadow.
Protection. Travellers 17. La Défense.
“Have I turned the gas off?” Traveller 18. Line 1.
“Have suitcase. Will travel.”
I found those stuck to a wall in the Marais, after a disappointing Cartier-Bresson expo. Placed high on the wall and protected by glass from morons and taggers. (Hence the angle to avoid reflection) I thought: the day I can do photographs like these, maybe I can start calling myself a photographer. Or an apprentice? 🙂 Here’s an edited version:
Love this young couple who should be donning coats and scarves in the Paris winter. But no. Paris deserves elegance.
Nothing is happening. Absolutely nothing. Travellers 19. Line 12.
“I am late, said the rabbit”. Traveller 20. Cour du commerce Saint-André-des-arts.
“I swear!” Traveller 21. Parc Georges-Brassens.
Pocahontas. (Look closely at the tat) Traveller 22. Gardens of the Louvre.
“Are you taking my picture? Seriously?” Traveller 23, Café Procope. I was having lunch next to a portrait of Robespierre. I felt the shadow of the guillotine looming over my trout with almonds and glass of Meursault.
Back to the street again. Spectacular.
Shangaï, c.1930, in The adventures of Harry Dickson by Pascal J. Zanon. A great Belgian Comic artist who recently left us. Sadly. I’ve seen streets like this in Singapore and Georgetown, Penang.
Misha the bear, having a honey beer on the Boulevard Saint-Michel. Traveller 24.
“That street is steeper every year!” A village in the mountain, Corsica, mid 30’s. The original belongs to a series of glass plates by a dear friend’s father. (c)ourtesy Vannina & Pascal.
“Scotty! Beam us up! Now!” Rue Saint-André-des-Arts. Travellers 25.
“I saw you!” Traveller 26, Rue des Archives, North of the Marais. In fact I didn’t realize I’d been spotted until the evening when I checked my photos. Amazing how only a few people catch on. I still have to develop a better routine. 😉
I actually had a Paris post almost ready, just needed to complement with a few of my “travellers”. And as often happens, another post creeped on me. Thanks for travelling with us.
“Backtothestreet?” Couldn’t help researching. The artist is Jean-Baptiste Pellerin. He has more than 500 photographs on the walls of Paris. This interview and great selection of his work will also lead you to his own site: