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The Photographer in the Infinity Room at The Broad

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This is one of my favorite places in DTLA! Yahoo Kusama's infinity installations are mind-blowingly cool. Only problem is that you get a mere 45 seconds by yourself inside the room. I could stay there all day!

What I did on my Winter vacation!

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Paris, bien sur!
Even though Paris at the holidays can be cold, gray, windy and rainy, it is still Paris! It sparkles and beckons with a beguiling enchantment that is uniquely its own. And for me, that enchantment is my catnip, photographically speaking. Everywhere I look I see amazing imagery. In this instance, Debbie, some friends of ours and I had been walking all afternoon through the Latin Quarter and then, as darkness fell, we found ourselves on charming Ile Ste-Louis. This scene — taken about 500 yards east of Notre-Dame, was the result of a happy confluence of elements: a tour-guide's old Citroen Duck parked in front of two classic-style bistros, some vintage street lamps, twinkle lights in the bare trees, a white-aproned waiter, dinner patrons and a lit bedroom window. But it was missing something. After 15 minutes of shooting I heard a soft repeated clickety-clunk over my shoulder and I knew that the empty cobblestone patch was about to be filled. As the bicyclist rolled through, all the players fell into perfect position. Voila! Magically it was a 1962 evening in Paris!

Back from a very long blog break!

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What's it been, maybe 8 months since I posted on my Photos du jour blog page? A lot of good things have happened in those eight months and a few of the winner photos from our Paris/Marbella winter holidays trip are posted in the galleries elsewhere on the site. Back home, I've been taking the opportunity to do a little more exploration in DTLA as well as the 'hood around home here ate the beach.

This image I recently captured during a wonderful all-day Saturday wander through Venice Beach that Debbie and I took. There's an amazing exhibition of David Hockney's marvelous iPad/iPhone creations at the LALouver Gallery on North Venice Blvd at Speedway. Brilliant works! If you're in our hood, stop in to see them!

Catching up . . .

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Headed off to San Fran and Vancouver Island, BC for ten days — an awesome escape in two very different but equally marvelous locations.

This photo is of a magnificent coastal site about an hour or so up the western shores of Vancouver Island from Victoria. It's called " Point No Point" — gotta love that name, right?!! Not far from Sook Harbor where we had an incredible dinner at the Sook Harbor Inn. Oh, Canada!!

Vive la revolution!

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Bon Fête! Here's to Bastille Day and the ongoing Revolution! It's most assuredly a wacky world when "45" is over in Paris being wined and dined by Mssr. & Mme. Macron in celebration of the overthrow of the French aristocracy by the peons!!! Another helping of irony, anyone?!! But the tricolor waves proudly today over France and the feeling in the country is on a definite upswing. Good time to be a Frenchie!!
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