Repost time – this busker, perched on pillar front of Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris was the start of my ongoing project to photograph buskers.
Repost Wednesday! Pompon’s Polar Bear is one of my favourite sculptures – it’s stylised, but still instantly recognisable. And the incredible architectural setting of the Musee d’Orsay doesn’t hurt it either, especially from a photographic point of view.
A conversation with a friend reminded me that photography has been banned at the Musee d’Orsay for a couple of years now, which is a real shame, since this was one of my favourite museums for photography. This picture was taken before the ban, and sums up what I love about photographing museums – capturing the relationships between the building, the people and the art.
The cynic in me says this was mostly a move to protect the sales of the museum shop – but on the other hand, I have to acknowledge the increasing numbers of photographers who can’t obey simple ‘no flash’ rules probably had something to do with it as well.
At 4:30pm each day, the two American flags which fly over the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial are lowered.
I know it’s not the traditional view of the Arc de Triomphe, but this is how I remember it – looming overhead while the tourist bus recklessly plunged through the insane traffic which surrounds it.