Paris photo fair- November 2015

I love to attend the annual photo fair each November. If you love Photography and photos, it’s like a candy shop… Delish… I brought out some photos taken in the fair… I noted the interest in drones and active cameras (eg G-o-Pro). I am using the tiled mosaic… Looking good! I got to play with

Cee’s black and white photo challenge: Any kind of camera or photographers

We all know it; photographers love to take photos but sometimes don’t want to be in the photograph. Ha!! I know that one very well. Because I rarely have photos taken of myself when I travel. Or else, I do selfies with my camera phone because it’s so easy ( despite the neck gymnastics to ensure  that

Daily post photo challenge- Boundaries in a Parisian suburb city

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

I took a leisurely Saturday afternoon to do this week’s photo challenge. I found a few examples of boundaries in my town. I live in a Parisian suburb city named Sceaux          (located about 10 km from Paris).

Many of the city’s inhabitants commute via the suburban train lines to work. Boundaries separate the little train station from the foot bridge near the station.


Near the adjacent streets, huge green fences mark the boundaries between the street and the rails.


In town, this retirement home is an extreme example of boundaries on buildings. There are railings galore for the safety and protection of its residents.


Finally, nature can also be put in man made boundaries… or make its own boundaries.


Man made boundary in a small park.


The natural boundary between the summer flowers and the grass…


Finally, Autumn hues on vegetation that is growing  on the fence of a neighboring building. Nature uses man made items to make its own boundaries.


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Daily post weekly photo challenge- Change and contrasts in Hawaii

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”

These photos come from my 2014 trip to Honolulu, Hawaii. Change has never stopped coming in Hawaii. Honolulu is a very modern city but visitors can  also see some reminders of the past.Here are a couple of photos that show historical contrasts in or near the financial district of downtown Honolulu:

Our lady of Peace Cathedral Basilica is like a “bridge” between the 19th century and 21st centuries( it was founded in 1843). The cathedral is between 20th century skyscrapers.


Inside the cathedral, one of the stained glass windows also shows a change of eras and traditions…


An American vessel greets a Hawaiian outrigger canoe. Below, a dove ushers in the changes to be with a symbolic olive leaf branch. If you click on the photo, you can also see Honolulu, with its homes and buildings. The city has of course, changed radically through the centuries.


Finally, another image of change… the statue of King Kamehamea the first ( unifier of the Hawaiian islands) is amist modern skycrapers.