16 February 2011

The Two Landscapes/Les Deux Paysages - part 2

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.
Julia Margaret Cameron

They face off at each other. The beloved but derelict amusement ride and the national treasure that was despised at its inauguration. 

Parachute Jump, Coney Island
Eiffel Tower, from the Champs de Mars

Winifred, by some accounts the patron saint of virgins and chastity, stands overlooking a former whaling town once know for prostitution; Ingres the Neoclassicist now lumped together with his adversaries the Romantics. 
 St Winifred, Hudson NY
 Ingre's grave, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

I will go back to Paris in a couple of weeks.What should I photograph? Kurt Vonnegut wrote "Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God"...so? Would you like to dance?

1 comment:

  1. love the Vonnegut quote so let me take a stab at some dancing steps:
    well, if you haven 't already- Jim Morrison's resting place,the classic shot of the pyramid at the louvre and any of the Art Nouveau architectural details that twirl around on all corners. How about a nude in the Louvre? a coissant at a cafe" or a lady of the night in the City of Lights?

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