«Alors, j’ai allumé la lumière…»
“Then, I switched on the light…”
Paris, Clok’s serie (tentative d’épuisement) of Belleville, Fred le Chevalier, rue de Belleville, May 2013.
Hello, buddies! A couple of days of absence, but everything’s fine! :)
Am I the only one?
Since a few days (few weeks, maybe?), my Tumblr account cancels spontaneously my subscription to some feed. It unfollows while I didn’t make anything nor asked for anything.
That’s really weird — and unpleasant, especially as I don’t notice it right after.
It already happened twice as far as I know. What about you, guys?
Love affair in shade.
“Mariés à la mairie du 13e arrondissement.”
When Paris had only 12 districts, before 1860, people said about illegitimate couples, living together, that “they were married to the city hall of the 13th district”. Now, Paris counts 20 districts.
Paris, porte d’Orléans, April 2013.
“Restons en vie Même en dents de scie Restons uniques Restons en vie Les doux mots du passé Tout est si léger Oublions sur quel air il faut danser. Faisons envie jusqu’au dégoût.” Bashung (Faisons envie).
“Let’s stay alive Even uneven Let’s remain unique Let’s stay alive Soft words of past Everything is so light Let us forget the air upon which we dance; and stoke desire until we fall away in disgust.”
Paris, Musée d’art moderne, avenue du Président-Wilson, avril 2013.
«Le Capital mourrait si, tous les matins, on ne graissait pas les rouages de ses machines avec de l’huile d’homme.» Jules Vallès.
“Big Capital would die if, every morning, we did not grease the cogs of its machines with man’s oil.”
A fontaine Wallace in Montmartre, place Émile-Goudeau, avril 2013.
Sir Richard Wallace was an Englishman. During the terrible 1870 war, instead of taking refuge in his country, he stayed in Paris to help the Parisians thanks to his inheritance (he was the illegitimate child of a rich man). He did help a lot. Plus, after the war, in 1872, to avoid that whoever can again be lacking of drinking water in Paris, Sir Richard offered 50 fountains to the city (made by Charles-Auguste Lebourg).
More than 100+ now, they are 2,71 meters and give permanently a thin trickle of drinking water, useful for the homeless people and for the tourists.
This one is ironically situated in Montmartre. Ironic because the Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre iconic church, was exactly built to celebrate the bloody repression of the Parisian people during the Commune, in 1871.
Some BnW outtakes of the 24hour Project 2013.
Paris, March 23rd, 2013 (mobile photography).
Sorry for my FB & EE contacts who already saw them.