18.7.13

Wabi-sabi: les chaises rouges

7H DU MATIN, RUE DES GRANGES, BESANCON

This petite mise-en-scene caught my eye one early morning.  The streets in the centre-ville are quiet then, and only a few of us have ventured out to find coffee or a baguette still warm from the oven.

The patina of age has given these chairs a quality of mystery, beauty and grace...
First image captured with the new Brighton Hipstapak!

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16.7.13

Wabi-sabi: le petit chien


LE PETIT ULYSSE COMMENCE SA RECHERCHE POUR LA BELLE PENELOPE...
dans le salon!

This intrepid Yorkie, Ulysses, is my neighbor here in BESANCON, where I’m doing a French language intensive for the summer. As in all things wabi-sabi, it is the present moment of the journey, rather than the destination, that is important.

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6.7.13

Wabi-sabi: Paris


Two days in Paris and spent much of it in the Luxembourg Gardens. One lovely time of day is around 6 am, before the tennis courts fill with school boys, before joggers fly around the perimeter in shorts and every style of brightly colored shoes. Before the strollers, the lovers, the gathering of friends.

Each morning there is a mystery: who arranges the chairs in the Jardin du Luxembourg? Does a team of designers come at midnight to create a new tableau? Is there some set pattern that is restored each day? Or is it just chance that dictates the always unexpected mise-en-scene?

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