In between Christmas and the New Year, that is. I have always found this week to be strange. Maybe you are familiar with the story about the Gregorian calendar reform? Pope Gregory changed the calendar around, and days suddenly disappeared. In the UK, apparently, in the 1700s eleven days were suddenly removed from the calendar. One minute it was the 1st of the month and the next it was the 11th. There was rioting when people all of a sudden had to pay their rent at the end of month but were only paid for working three weeks! Anyway. In Pynchon’s Mason and Dixon one of the characters finds themselves inside the ten missing days! There is no-one around. He has to wait until everyone comes back. Well, that’s how it feels between Christmas and the New Year in Paris.
Here are a few photographs I took around the parks, for the last few rolls of 2016. Walking around I always think if A. Kertész who said “I have taken pictures of all the chairs in all the parks in Paris”. I am almost there.
And here is a photograph I took in Monsouris with the Rolleiflex. I managed to take a picture of something other than a tree! So I least made some photographic progress in 2017 :-).
That’s it for this week: and almost for this year. I am planning one or two more posts: a philosophical one (I’ve been to the library, I warn you) and “top hits” post like Barney’s which seems to be a good idea. See you soon!
Technical. Photographs were taken with a Leica M6 and Summicron f2.0-50mm / Rolleiflex 28.C. Film: Kodak Tri-X 400/1600 in Rodinal 1+50 for 11/15mins