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.
P.S. Rest of the interpretations of this week’s theme can be found HERE and my first post participating is HERE.
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.
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’:
Rhino in front of Musée d’Orsay
Viva la France! Can’t remember where I shot this one.
A muse in front of The Hôtel de Ville
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.
My love for Paris knows no limits…For this week’s photo challenge I decided to share a photo I snapped of Grand Palais on my way to Petit Palais. The sun flare on my lense qualifies as a Reflection, no? I think this is the first time I share only one image but I couldn’t come up with a story line to link this one with the other images I had in mind for this challenge. But I think this is rather nice. I used the filter ‘Amaro’ from the free Instagram-filter set for Photoshop. I don’t have the link but I think you can find it by googleing it.
You know how I can find any excuse to post pictures from Paris and France? Well, this week’s photo challenge is no exception:
Inside Petit Palais…
Inside Notre Dame…
Inside Chateau Fontainebleau (superior to Versailles in my opinion). And last but not least…
Beaugrenelle Shopping Centre- A modern palace of materialistic worship. It opened just last October when I was in Paris. It was so shiny and new which at first was very seducing but when we entered the Zara Home, and could smell the chemicals that are used to prevent molding during shipping, I realized this shininess has a price. Oh well, that kind of pondering is for another post.
If you are interested, the rest of the interpretations of this week’s theme Inside are HERE.