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Book Shop Window, Paris

Today's Pic du Jour was snapped exactly five years ago during a (mostly) Latin Quarter Bookstore Stroll in Paris, quite likely the only time you'll find Hannah Arendt and Slavoj Zizek in the same snapshot today. Yes, this is pretty much my favorite kind of window shopping. ~~ For the record: today's Pic du Jour, the site's 1,199th straight, was…
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Unconcerned But Not Indifferent

That's the epitaph on Man Ray's tombstone at the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris. It's a brilliant turn of phrase that I'm going to try, at least in part, to incorporate into my regular day-to-day. Wish me luck. With the growing weirdness of the political tide globally, one I can't keep myself from gravitating towards, it seems that taking a…
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Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde would have been 159 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. The photo above was snapped in Portland, Oregon, in August. And below, enjoy a slide show featuring photos of Wilde's tomb at the Père Lachaise cemetery from a visit in March 2011 before it was cleaned up and covered. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctUTTqOgTmc]
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My First Miss.Tic!

No, of course I'm not admitting to my first mistake. When I do finally make one however, you'll be the first to…

Orozco’s Citroen and a Creative Commons Update

I've never been much of a car guy. I have one but the last time I put gas in the tank was in April. Of 2011. I didn't have my first set of wheels until I was 23, an enormous town car that I drove into the ground on the dirt back roads of southeast Ohio. I later drove a Yugo around those same Appalachian foothills for five years. That remains the…
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Wilde Tomb

I was in Paris for five days last week - mostly work, little play - but did make the time to finally visit Père…

Magnum Gallery Opens in Saint Germain des Prés

Via Artdaily: On Friday, Magnum, the legendary photo collective founded by Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa and others, will opened a gallery in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, in the former exhibition spaces of Robert Delpire, one of France’s most distinguished publishers and photography connoisseurs. The opening exhibition, "Demain/Hier"…
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July pic(k)s

I felt like singing Free Bird when I spotted this sculpture on the back of a building on the Rue Guilleminot in…