The Ambitious Drifter

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Moment In Paris


For this week’s challenge, we want you to become a documentary photographer and attempt to capture a candid moment of a person, place, or thing. Put your National Geographic hat on and tell a story by documenting a moment in time through a single image. 

Saturday April 5th 2014. Paris in the springtime.

The sun is out, enjoy!

Banks of The Seine, Paris

Banks of The Seine, Paris

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8 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: A Moment In Paris

  1. In every city there are places that aren’t attractive. I guess it’s where the seamier side of life takes place. My people, black people, call these places the ghetto. When I was a teen-ager, the same places were called slums. Knowing what I know about the awful places in big cities, I find it hard to believe that this is Paris.

    The large long building looks threatening. To me, it looks like a barracks from a concentration camp in the Forties. The street lights are there to throw light on escapees. As I look closer at the building, I see bars on one window or door. There is this long wall without windows of any sort. There is just this hard, ugly, colorless stone or brick or rock put there, it seems, to smother the life out of the unfortunates who have come or been brought there for one reason or another reason.
    No wonder all the people are outside. No one seems to be wanting to enter the building. I feel like they want to suck in a bit of fresh air. Not even the water seems welcoming. If I visited Paris, I would want to avoid this place. Visiting here might make me think less of the average French man or woman. Where are the French protestors? Surely, there is reason for anger about this building and the welfare of the people who stay in it.


    • Hi, no it’s not a building, just the embankment of the river. When it’s sunny it turns into ‘Paris Plage’ the Paris beach. It’s really well used by lots of people. I think the barred window is an airduct going to the metro system. The oppressive buildings are the tower block apartments in the suburbs. Paris people have a great history of pulling down oppressive places, eg the Bastille.


  2. ah, Paris in the sunshine


  3. Great composition!