Space Invader @ Montmartre

While looking though my photos for this week’s Space Invader, I started listening to the street recordings of Paris by Des Coulam on his blog for inspiration. Here’s an animated recording that he created: A Soundwalk in Montmartre and I’d suggest that you leave the soundwalk playing as you continue reading this post… 23 December 2008: I had…

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Back to Paris

… just for the weekend. This photo was taken on a trip which marked several firsts for me, including the first time I was in Paris, saw immaculate rows of trees trimmed like little box soldiers, drank picon beer, experienced a cold winter (no snow though), had Christmas lunch with complete strangers, was amazed to see the…

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Paris: Take a bow

One of the things I miss most about living in Paris is being a flâneur, strolling around the city, sometimes aimlessly, other times on the lookout for Space Invaders, and almost always with a camera in my bag. I took this photo while on vacation in Paris a few years ago. It was raining and we…

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年年有余/鱼

Chinese New Year will start on 10 February this year. Just round the corner! This photo collage reminds of an auspicious greeting “年年有余” that is commonly heard during this festive period. What “年年有余” means: (Wish you will have) Abundance every year The last character “余” is a homonym for “鱼”, which sounds like “yù” in hanyu pinyin.…

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