Top of the World

Taken: 29 November 2008, Paris, France.

If you don’t have a garden, would a terrace be enough?

Street lights

Taken: 29 November 2008, Paris, France.

When traveling, do you notice all the subtle differences?
For example all the street signs, all the signs on the road themselves, and street lights?
This bicycle street light for one looks different that the ones we have here…

Blurry

Taken: 28 November 2008, Paris, France.

Again, La Grande Arche de la Défense.

What do you do with your blurry pictures? Do you check your pictures after you made them and delete the blurry ones from the camera? Do you check your pictures after you put them on your computer and then delete the blurry ones? Do you dump all your pictures on your computer and never look back at them?

Or do you keep your blurry pictures?
Or do you keep some blurry ones, and keep some blurry ones?

Arche de la Défense

Taken: 28 November 2008, Paris, France.

Some repetitive details of La Grande Arche de la Défense.

I was going to call this something with the words “abstract art” in it. But I’m not sure if one could call something like this abstract art. Or art. Or abstract.

It’s actually a piece of a building. To be precise, it’s a view of a picture of a piece of a building. Is it abstract? If you know what it is, how can it be abstract? The design might (or might not be) minimalistic, but does that make it abstract? Some people might not see something in it, but does that make it abstract? Some other people might see squares in it, are squares abstract?

Is it art though? This view of a pictures of a piece of a building, is this art? If it was displayed in a photo museum, would this be art? With my artistic (what’s in a name) view, I chose to take a picture of this piece of a building, am I therefore an artist? And thus, is this art? If, by law, I am the author or artist of this picture, is this art?

A New French Word A Day

Taken: 28 November 2008, Paris, France.

A bit childish maybe, hehe. But at first glance I wondered what they were selling in this store, as the descriptions have some English, some romanized Japanese and some French in them.

Tampons, anyone?

Stairway

Taken: 28 November 2008, Paris, France.

I remember back when we had our school trip to Paris, and went up to the Sacré-Coeur, I counted the steps of the stairs. Not that I remember how many steps I counted (or how many steps there actually were).

Did you ever count the steps of a stairway? Did you do that usually when on holiday with a huge stairway, or the stairways you daily have to go up and down on?

By the way, the steps in this picture are from La Défense.

Bottled water

Taken: 28 November 2008, Paris, France.

Does anyone have any idea why these water bottles are hanging on the fences at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris? A quick search on the internet didn’t give any relevant results.

Art

Taken: 29 November 2008, Paris, France.

Wish you all a very artistic 2009!
Go places and make pictures everyone…
Be creative. Make the best of this new year.

Happy New Year 2009

Taken: 1 January 2009, Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.

Wish you all a very happy new year 2009!
Lots of love, joy and happiness…

Picture couldn’t have been done without the exquisite skills of Annemarie, Pim, Shuk-Kwan and Sukbing (and Naomi gazing at the fireworks up in the sky). Also check the 2008 version.

Ride the Lightning

Taken: 28 November 2008, Belgium.

Semi abstract. If you’ve seen the previous pictures, it’ll be easier to guess where/what this is.

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