Tag Archives: Paris

Humanity: Weekly Photo Challenge

Humans are rather clever creatures. Eons ago someone figured how to control fire. No more shivering and being afraid in the dark. The darkness could be pushed away! Eons ago someone decided to co-operate with some of the friendlier wolves and now we have dogs! Eons ago they worshipped fat ladies and made dildos! Eons ago they knew how to live!

Oh, how many great things have humans figured out. There must have been first person to use something we would call make-up, after losing a mate to the Urgh in the neighbouring cave. Tools! Did the first hammer user curse as much as we do today after hitting one’s own finger?

All those small discoveries made with the help of large cranium and opposable thumbs became all the fantastic things we call arts and sciences. We truly are a special species among species. There’s just one slight design flaw that ruins it all…

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Napoleon's throne Altar in the Saint Sulpice Lenin painting in Paris

Tendency to bend at knees.

This is my entry to this week’s photo challenge Humanity. If you are interested, rest of the interpretations are HERE and my other challenge photos are HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-

 

 

Doggie Dialogue

This summer I visited Paris. Again. One day I was on a walk with my friend and we walked past a florist shop in a fancy ass neighbourhood. At first I thought nothing of it but then I saw these two little cuties:

Two doggies in Paris

I called them in Finnish and they seemed to understand. The owner, however didn’t appreciate it and called them back inside. Our dialogue was cut short but at least I got this cute photo. This is my entry for this week’s photo challenge ‘Dialogue‘. If you are interested, the other interpretations can be found HERE. All my entries, past and present, for the WordPress Photo Challenge are HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-

Pride Lovin': Weekly Photo Challenge

 

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Marche des Fiertés, Pride Paris. Hundreds of thousands of people marching for love and equality. What’s not to love? I wrote about the march at a Finnish blog called Tämän Kylän Homopoika and you can read it HERE (if you can read Finnish that is). There are also some more photos if you are interested.

-Thrifty Finn-

P.S. Rest of the interpretations of this week’s theme can be found HERE and my first post participating is HERE.

 

Work of Art: Weekly Photo Challenge

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Art is not the only thing that can be art. These chair frames are an art by themselves. These ones can be found at the Chateau Fontainebleau near Paris. Neat tip: If you take the bus from the Fontainebleau-Avon train station, the Paris metro tickets are valid for the bus. 

If you are interested, more Works of Art can be found HERE. Personally I’m keen to seeing pictures from museums all over the world.

-Thrifty Finn-

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monuments

Monuments! What a fantastic excuse to show off my pictures from Paris. The city that is a monument in itself. There will be many posts this week but I’m starting with ‘Monuments in front of monuments':

I couldn’t help myself and I ended up using Pioneer Woman’s ‘Define and sharpen’ and Instagram’s ‘Amaro’ filters on these. The rhino and the muse images would have worked better if I had made use of DOF but as it is something I only do by ‘accident’ so we are a stuck with the snapshot style. Maybe someday I can figure out my camera enough to have depth of field as part of my intentional repertoire (meaning skill) but till then…Random snapping it is.

Thrifty Finn-Photographer extra-ordinaire

P.S. If you are interested there are more interpretations listed HERE.