photographs

père lachaise

i had been to père lachaise cemetery once before on a previous trip to paris, but had literally run in and out in a frenzy of sightseeing just to look at jim morrison’s grave (one of those shameless things you just have to do, like visiting the eiffel tower.) this time round i had plenty of time to walk all through the huge grounds. i honestly think it is one of the most beautiful places in paris – mostly because of the tree lined avenues and the feeling of escaping the city as soon as you’re within its walls.

all photos by me, more at my flickr.

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out of business

randy fox is an american photographer, whose work frequently concentrates on the decaying beauty and loneliness of the fraying american dream.  based in western pennsylvania, fox’s work celebrates the hope and ingenuity that once existed in the rust belt area of the united states.

his photographs are equal parts sad and groovy, especially the DIY / retro signage. how cool would it be if we could see before & after versions… i’m picturing scenes of back to the future in my head right now.

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beachy keen

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i didn’t take a lot of photos this holiday because i was either eating, reading, drinking, eating, lying in the sun, snoozing, eating, drinking, walking on the beach, riding my bike, eating, napping etc etc. you know? but i did wander onto the beach one evening before sunset to take these shots. the sky really was all pink & blue! maaagical.

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