From St-Germain des Prés, a picture of, well, some bright red flowery window boxes and bright white slatted shutters, which is rather nice to stumble across on a sunny Sunday morning in central Paris.
In fact, this isn't so unusual, but it is a bit different from the classic Parisian appartment building with those typical black iron railings on the balconies, but then St-Germain des Prés is a special area. It's a bit of a paradox really, because on the one had it's generally swarming with tourists and cafés overflowing but on the other hand there are some parts which are genuinely timeless with little windey streets and hidden squares and evocative shop signs.
This shot is also a gentle reminder to just look up from time to time (or all the time if you like). By raising your eyes above street level you not only see some of the most amazing things which you'd miss if you just take the horizontal gaze approach, but by tilting your lens up (or down - same principle) you also create some really interesting angles as seen here.
© 2007 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free
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