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Changes

Progression is the means to both destruction and reconstruction Less and less able to maintain a portfolio site, a photography site, a tumblr account, the obligatory Facebook page, a Flickr account and this blog about life in Paris (not to mention Linkedin and Behance amongst others), I have deemed it necessary to condense as much … Continue reading

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Things that still befuddle me about the French No2*

Bisous. Before breakfast. Before bed. On arrival. At departure. I have grown to like it. Now I am offended if all I get is a simple handshake! (* Disclaimer: I know that I am wildly generalising, this is solely for the purpose of effect.)

sea red

sea red

sea red, originally uploaded by Richard A Brooks. Like an episode of Star Trek where the away team discover a planet that resembles earth, where everything seems so familiar at first yet proves to be so completely alien in the end, so too France resembles home and yet remains so totally and utterly different… From … Continue reading

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squeezebox

squeezebox, originally uploaded by Richard A Brooks. Via Flickr: portal // twitter // tumblr // facebook // prints // photography // linkedin // graphics // behance // paris tours

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Things that still befuddle me about the French No1*

Square pillows. What? Why?   (* Disclaimer: I know that I am wildly generalising, this is solely for the purpose of effect.)

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Paris in the sunshine

With a bit of artistic license…

Bolt from the blue

This picture, by amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik, a concert violinist, of a lightning bolt appearing to strike the Eiffel Tower is included in an exhibition of images of lightning strikes across France being held in Issy L’evêque in Burgundy. From the Guardian

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Post-it wars

News of the french penchant for Post-it wars has now reached the Guardian…

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galaxy

galaxy, originally uploaded by Richard A Brooks. Via Flickr: All the colour of the seaside. ‘Galaxy’ is the name of the scenic viewer… portal // twitter // tumblr // facebook // prints // photography // linkedin // graphics // behance // paris tours

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Londres, elle est bouillante

In London, The Biography, Peter Ackroyd writes that “In a city of rumour and of fluctuating fortune, of excess in every form, the London crowd has over the generations acquired an interesting pathology. The crowd is not a single entity, manifesting itself on particular occasions, but the actual condition of London itself.” If that is … Continue reading

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