Paris Colours

I was trying to get the focus right on AB’s Voigtlander Bessa rangefinder. She walked up, took out her iPhone and snapped a photo of the wall art. I was still trying to get the image focused on AB’s camera when she came up to me: “Can I help take a photo of you?” I smiled and replied, “Non,…

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Remembering Istanbul

This is my first night in Istanbul since May 2012. Like the previous time – which was my first visit to Turkey, I took a few days off to explore the city after completing a work project. This time, my project was cancelled at the last minute due to the situation in the country. While…

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Paris: Passage du Grand Cerf

I only learnt about Paris’ historic “passages couverts” (covered shopping arcades) after I had moved to Brussels. I was wandering around Paris, enjoying some time on my own and away from the computer, when I suddenly found myself at a cast iron gate that seemed to lead into a long corridor. This “corridor” was none…

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