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Cees Fun Foto Challenge: Metal or the season of autumn

I fell in love with this old metal shop sign on a street in Paris… I find everything about it beautiful – from the intricate silhouettes cut out along the top arm to the faded and peeling colours of the figures, there remains somehow a sheer elegance that still shines through after all these years… Parapluies Simon, Depuis 1897… C’est magnifique!

Find more images from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge here πŸ™‚

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One Word Photo Challenge: Aqua

This week’s One Word Photo Challenge is ‘Aqua’ – I’ve got lots of blues, and lots of greens, but very few true aqua colours… so my first choice is the beautiful blue-green sea along the south coast at Bexhill, and the second is an aqua-coloured oyster stall in the Marche Biologique Raspail, Montparnasse, Paris – street food, French-style… πŸ™‚

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 27

Cee’s Share Your World Challenge for this week asks the following questions:-

If you were the architect of one existing building, which building would you select?

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris – I don’t even know why, because it’s altogether a bit intricate and flourish-y for me, but somehow I just love the way it feels right for what it is, both inside and out…

What is one of your favourite quotes?

‘If you are going through hell, keep going’ – Sir Winston Churchillwinston-churchill-wanstead

What colour do you feel most comfortable wearing?

Probably black these days, usually with a flash of bright colour somewhere or other – most often a scarf, but sometimes a coloured top… not very original, I’m afraid, but at least that way everything in my wardrobe theoretically goes with everything else!

What is something you learned in the last week?

Through trial and error (and much frustration), which particular (non-automatic) settings work best for me on my newest camera (a Nikon dslr) – and I think finally I’ve achieved success πŸ™‚