Some of you responded to the call and opened a window onto their surroundings for others to enjoy. Thank you so much 🙂 I hope you enjoyed making those photographs and that others will enjoy viewing them.
This first episode didn’t go as I expected and my explanations must have been very confusing as very odd photographs arrived in my mailbox 😉 So, for future episodes, we will focus on specific subjects and narrow down options and risks of misunderstanding. But this first attempt was not restricted to a specific topic, so long as the photograph showed your surroundins in a way that viewers could relate to and feel immersed into.
When at all possible, your photographs were added to a map. I feel a greater sense of connection to you all seeing where you are on a map 🙂 🙂 When location info was given accurately, photographs were placed accurately on the map. When they were more general, the location on the map may not reflect exactly reality, but close enough 🙂
Once again, thank you to all participants! Onwards.
I reside in Boulogne, a large suburb stuck on the West side of Paris. But actually, it is in the part of Boulogne that was the former village of Auteuil, once known for leasure residences of harassed Parisien luminaries. Today, its main feature is the butt-ugly Rolland-Garros tennis stadium. Auteuil was always “modern”. In the last years of the XIXth century, lovely greenhouses were built out of steel and glass (modern technology for the times). Then there is, right close to them, a substantial section of “art deco/art nouveau buildings, stretching to the 30s and even starchitect Le Corbusier. Also very modern -for the times. Fast forward, on the other end of Boulogne, once very working class, to the end of the XXth century, and still the thirst to display “modernity”, this time with this sculpture on the pont de Billancourt. Quite clearly an excuse for allowing the construction of so many totally soulless office buildings in what was once so full of life and character.
And the bike, as the one object that makes this come together. The perfect vehicle to visit all the hallmarks of Boulogne, and one which was once very working class in the XIXth and early XXth century, and is today totally trendy. Modern always…
Here are photographs from the bustling metropolis of Mount Vernon in the heartland of ‘Murica 😉
My photographs are from Aups, a fairly large village in the Var (Provence Côte d’Azur) which is reputed for its truffle market and great wines. These are winter scenes, with a deep blue sky and strong but low light and no leaves on the trees. The atmosphere is significantly different in summer with almost vertical white (and often a little hazy) light and lots of shadow. Autumn is gorgeous in this area with all the leaves on the oak forests and vines turning orange or brown.
Here is a selection of photographs from Brussels, in Belgium
Here is this map. Note that multiple locations can appear as one at this scale and only appear separately when you zoom into a specific area.
I’m so proud we’ve started this together 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 What do you think?
Next time: I propose that we repeat the same process (which I hope is more clear to everyone now that those first results are online) but focusing on churches. This is only a guide and if something else appeals, it won’t be rejected. I’m only suggesting churches to simplify choices for you. Anything goes so long as it is typical of your location (so no dogs or people or sports event, as I was sent this time, only streets, buildings, local trees, monuments, churches, river views …). As always, please send me (pascal dot jappy at gmail dot com) your photographs in jpeg, roughly 1500px long side in an email containing the title “share your world challenge”. I look forward to them 🙂
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