Travellers reloaded


I‘m busy. Paris, Summer 2019 (as all photos on this post). Traveller 29.


These boots are made for riding. Traveller 30. Quai Saint-Michel.


Traveller 31. It’s me Fashion queen.


Tats. Traveller 32. Bookboxes, Quai Saint-Michel.


Traveller 33. A penny for your thought.


“Backtothestreet”. A unique street photographer who posts his work on the walls of Paris. This was in the Marais. You can find the link to his work on my previous Traveller post. Or just “Boogle” him. No Traveller number. Not mine. I wish. 🙂


Traveller 34. Lost again. Tuileries garden.


Move out, we own the world. Travellers 35. Rue de Dantzig. Dantzig, aka Gdansk in Poland is the reason WWII started, when Hitler attacked the city. The Czechs had been abandoned by Chamberlain and Daladier in Münich. There was no option left but to declare war when Poland was attacked. BTW, did we just abandon the Kurds to Turkey?


Bastia, Corsica, mid-30’s. The aunt of an old friend of mine. Original is a glass plate. (c)ourtesy Vannina and Pascal. Those long gloves lasted for some time. My mother wore those at cocktail parties until the late fifties.


Tats again. Traveller 36. Bassin des Tuileries. Tattoos seem to have exploded last year. Or maybe the hot Paris summer revealed more? The Bassin des Tuileries was a favourite place for kids to rent a small sailboat and float it across the water for a while. Haven’t seen the boats lately. Probably banned by the Mayor for safety reasons. Tsss.


Beauty and…


…The statue. Louvre. Traveller 37.


Candid floss. Tuileries. Traveller 38.


The pied piper. Traveller 39. Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel.


I’m done. Traveller 40. Line 12.


Blonde is the new Black. Traveller 41.

Thank you for travelling on Equinoxio’s Time-Space shuttle.



106 thoughts on “Travellers reloaded

  1. One if your best photography post but I always think that! Life in Paree has changed a lot since I was there but Ai always seemed to have an itinerary while there. Thank you for sharing Brian. Yes, we abandon the Kurds. It seems too much like history repeating itself over the past three years.

      • I don’t know if I’m quite so bold to do street photography like you do. It has never been a strength for me. Sometimes I get lucky with a very long lens. Do you just walk up and take somebody’s picture? And speaking of your photography, it’s a lot more than just pressing the button, my friend. It’s spotting, framing, waiting for the right moment…

      • Thank you again. Bold? Yes, it’s a new technique. What I did in Paris was to pretend I was texting, turn the sound off, lift a bit and click. So the spotting is there. But a bit too close. Or, I walk up to the people and ask. Big smile. Framing? Since I don’t really have time to sneak the picture, I frame later in Photoshop.
        The long lens I miss for animal photography, but I stopped photography for about ten years because of the bulk and weight. Happy with the Iphone.

      • Well, thank you both. You sort of put your finger on the value of those pix. There is a story behind each unknown traveller’s face. A happy or sad or tired story. But a story nonetheless. Hmmm. Food for thought.

      • LOL. No, I don’t think so. I already have too many books unpublished and short stories (about 20 of the latter). One of my problems is that I write, wrote in Spanish and English. And have at least half a dozen stories “percolating” in my head. Maybe I will find a way to easily translate the Spanish stories into English.
        Be good Liz

  2. Interesting selection. My fear in Italy is that I must get written permission to feature anybody in my photos (so I’m told). I tend to stick with doors, churches, landscape and the like.

    • Agreed. In France it’s probably the same or twice as worse… 🙂 Right to privacy. Which is fine. But then, if I asked any of these people: “Hi, can I take a photo?” Most would probably say no, or fake a smile. So right now, I “sneak”. And I do doors, churches too, but people? Wow. They’re the best “subject”. Merci pour ta visite et commentaire.

  3. Great collection of photos, we don’t have to go far to find interesting every day details and moments and people. I should definitely look up that street photographer who post his work on the walls of the city, I’m certainly intrigued. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀

      • I remember reading “The Myth of Sisyphus” and “Existentialism, the Absurd and rebellion” by Albert Camus, but I don’t think I read “The Rebel (L’Homme révolté)” …
        I like Camus a lot, he is an existentialist, maybe a little more human than Sartre, but I understand when he advances the idea that from the day we are born, we advance inexorably to death.The fact that we are born to die makes the human condition inherently absurd. This is especially true given that we are hardwired to search for meaning but are continually thwarted by the irrationality of the world…
        Thank you, I’ll look for Camus’s book …

      • Well you are in for a treat. You also “need” to read L’étranger and la Peste… Camus perfectly described the absurdness of life. And died an absurd death. Sigh. How many more books could he have written?
        And yes, our quest for sense or meaning constantly bangs on the wall… (I confess I am there right now…) (Maybe I will find another direction. Someday)
        Take care of yourself Doina.

  4. That was a fun trip! I adore the shot that was originally a glass plate! At first I thought 1830’s but the dress looks 1930’s.
    We’ve come a long way from glass plate images, yet it seems interest is returning.

  5. Yes, we left the Kurds, who were our friends, without protection. WE didn’t, the idiot did. But we aren’t doing anything to change it. Horrible. This is another excellent and fun post. Thank you.

  6. So many lost in thought, which could very well be how we pass most of our days. Hope you are well and happy, cher Brian. Bises.

    • Working on it chère Julie… 🙂
      The metro is a crowded place, invading one’s private bubble more often than not. So people take refuge in their inner self. (And a nosy “photographer” catches bits of their souls…)
      Biz back

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  8. Enjoyed every single photo of the time space shuttle – ha
    And I have some catching up to do on your posts – looking forward to them cos I leave all
    Enriched with culture

  9. Your images evoke such a forceful and fascinating tone and mood that when they are combined with such poignant context, they become even more compelling. Thanks for making me think, and thanks for the beautiful photographs!

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