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French Bowls

I got these two lovely little bowls at an olive oil store in Paris. They live on an open shelf in my kitchen, so I get to see them often*. And I wish I had more of them.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.9.2021

*Especially for the last eleven months of working from home.

Careful Observation

Just a graffiti-enhanced street scene in Paris. Those two gentlemen next to the bicycle seem to be paying careful attention to something – I wonder what it was that they were so interested in…

photographed 6.8.2017


Start here, with this long article about the fire. I’ll wait.

This part is relevant to the photo:

Her truck stopped on the Rue du Cloître Notre-Dame, a narrow street that runs on one side of the cathedral. The building was so gigantic, she couldn’t see where the fire was spreading anymore.

“We were so small that it was hard to get a proper idea from the bottom of the cathedral,” she said. “But it might have been better like that.”

We were standing on Rue du Cloître Notre-Dame when I made this image. It’s hard to look at the photo now, especially after reading the article.

around back
Notre Dame de Paris
photographed 6.10.2017


It’s 284 steps all the way to the top, or about 240 to get to this point. By the time you’ve made it this far, the hard part is over…

almost at the top…
Arc de Triomphe
photographed 6.10.2017

The tower, from a bus

I am no expert on French law, but just in case this taking this totally clichéd shot of the Eiffel Tower was some kind of legal requirement, I went ahead and made it.  Because ending up in jail would be a crappy way to spend a vacation.

Oh, and also because it really did look pretty cool.

photographed 6.18.2017

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