Friday, June 18, 2021

“L’amour c’est comme une cigarette” (Weekend Street/Reflections # 21)

 

Lyon, France

I was hoping that she would hop on the little motorcycle and do some wheelies, but she just stood there smoking.

I was reminded of two songs.

“L’amour c’est comme une cigarette” by Silvie Vartan and "Possible en Moto" by Johnny Hallyday. 😎 

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Il Fornaio (Weekend Street/Reflections # 20)


 Rome, Italy

I enjoy having coffee and cookies at Il Fornaio in Rome, but it's hard to choose the cookies because they all look so good.

Like me, the guy outside was having a difficult time deciding which baked goods to buy. 

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Window Shopping in the Rain (Weekend Street/Reflections # 19)

 

Florence, Italy

Did she buy something? Did she meet the man walking toward her? Probably not, but I don't know. After the click of the shutter, I was already looking for the next scene to unfold. 

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Night Rider (Weekend Street/Reflections # 18)


 Florence, Italy

My back was turned but I could hear a bike coming my way, so I spun around and snapped a quick picture as he zipped by. That's what I'd call a lucky shot. 😀👍

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


It's been a month since the last Covid update for my city.

Newport Beach population 86,000:

As of May 28, 2021, there are less than 50 active cases but there were 2 deaths since the last update. (total deaths 77)  Hopefully the cases will go to zero soon.

I'm glad to see other towns and cities are opening up!


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Friday, May 21, 2021

"Je suis venu j'ai bu j'me souviens plus" ! (Weekend Street/Reflections # 17)

Aha ! une rencontre amoureuse.


 Ne vous inquiétez pas, je ne le dirai à personne.

Lyon, France

He caught me taking their picture so I said something funny and they seemed to appreciate it, 

I don't remember what I said so I improvised with the text above the photos.😀


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Friday, May 14, 2021

La théorie de la vitre brisée (Weekend/Street Reflections # 16)

Lyon, France

We've almost always rented apartments with washing machines while traveling in Europe, but once while staying in a hotel, we used a  laundromat. It seemed like a waste of valuable time. However, I like to know where the nearest laundromat is just in case. 😎 

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Il mercato del pesce di Rialto/Rialto Fish Market (Weekend Street/Reflections # 15)

 

Venice, Italy

Sometimes it's best to get advice from an expert. People have been buying fish at this market for over nine hundred years.

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Friday, April 30, 2021

A Slow Night at the Trattoria (Weekend Street/Reflections # 14)


 Newport Beach, California

I took this photo in 2018 however it could have been taken in 2020 or 2021 with more customers.  COVID restrictions haven't been enforced in my city and several restaurants have remained open. 

However, I think some restaurants were open only for takeaway for a while.

I've been tracking COVID since February 2020, and thankfully, it has never been a big problem here.

Newport Beach population 86,000:

As of April 29, 2021, there are approximately 134 cases.

From day one less than 5% of the population have been infected (3,868 cases), and of those infected, more than 98% survive. (total deaths 75)

How has it been where you live?


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Friday, April 23, 2021

Next Stop, Bologna Centrale (Weekend Street/Reflections # 13)

 

Bologna, Italy

It was 2014. We were on a train from Florence to Venice or maybe it was from Venice to Florence. My wife was trying to read a book called "Cat Bearing Gifts" while the two women were having a slightly loud conversation. Maybe I should have paid extra for “la carrozza silenzio.” Just kidding. They didn't bother my wife and I found them entertaining.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Waiting? (Weekend Street/Reflections # 12)


 Santa Ana, California

Photographs can be visual templates for stories. We can fill in the blanks.

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of a woman waiting for a bus in Paris, or maybe she was just resting her feet. 

What's the story here?  

She could be waiting for someone, or perhaps she's waiting for a pizza, or maybe it's something completely different. 

 

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Un Flâneur dans la Ville (Weekend Street/Reflections # 11)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

"The French Quarter is an official district of Philadelphia, designated by the city, stretching between 17th and 19th streets east and west and Walnut and Sansom streets north to south. The designation was formalized in 1999. According to City Paper, the French Quarter of Philadelphia "... is one of the few places outside of France to support a flourishing French culture" although "it remains largely unknown to tourists and locals alike. "

"Le quartier français est un quartier officiel de Philadelphie, désigné par la ville, qui s'étend entre les 17e et 19e rues est et ouest et les rues Walnut et Sansom du nord au sud. La désignation a été officialisée en 1999. Selon City Paper , le quartier français de Philadelphie "... est l'un des rares endroits hors de France à soutenir une culture française florissante " même si "il reste largement méconnu des touristes et des autochtones".


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Friday, April 2, 2021

La Vita Inizia Dopo il Caffè/Life Begins After Coffee (Weekend Street/Reflections # 10)

 Florence, Italy

I've been a slave to morning coffee for many years, so I can relate.😃


Happy Easter/Joyeuses Pâques !


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Friday, March 26, 2021

En attente d'un retour à la vie normale ?(Weekend Street/Reflections # 9)

 

Paris, France

In February of 2020 this woman was waiting for a bus, but I imagine she's now waiting for a return of normal life.

Compared to a lot of places, life in my city has remained fairly normal. No lockdowns have been enforced, people enjoy the beach and go to restaurants. Masks are optional outside but most business require them to be worn inside. Thankfully, we haven't had a major Covid problem here. Less than 5% of the population have been infected, and for those infected, the survival rate is nearly 100%.

Hopefully everyone will enjoy freedom again soon.

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Les Copines (Weekend Street/Reflections #8)


 Paris, France

Friendship.

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Le dernier clope (du condamné) (Weekend Street/Reflections # 7)

 

Paris, France

This reminded me of a song by Louise Attaque.

 Le dernier clope 

"Le dernier clope du condamné   (The last cigarette of the condemned)

Etait d'l'Amsterdammer roulé

Vous pouvez me croire

Moi j'ai vérifié

Sans filtre

Et peu tassé

Et toute sa dernière heure

Il disait :

"Je préférais la liberté

à  l'abri des regards indiscrets"" - Louise Attaque


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Friday, March 5, 2021

A Cute Dog (Weekend Street/Reflections # 6)


 Venice, Italy

This cute little dog was standing in front of a market waiting for his people to come out when a man walked up and started talking to him. I don't speak Italian so I don't know what he said.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

La Donna Misteriosa/The Mysterious Woman (Weekend Street/Reflections # 5)


 Venice, Italy

She suddenly appeared out of nowhere and then vanished into the darkness. I had to be quick to get the shot. 

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Libreria Acqua Alta (Weekend/Street Reflections # 4)


 Venice, Italy 

Libreria Acqua Alta is a very unique bookstore in Venice. It's a must-see if you like books, boats, and cats. I took a picture of the boss trying to explain something to his human employee. 😸

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Bonsoir Les Cougars (Weekend/Street Reflections # 3)


 Lyon, France

People really seem to enjoy themselves in Lyon. I'd love to live there. I'd even wear one of those coats. 😎

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Un p'tit apéro avec Le Capitaine Haddock ? (Weekend Street Reflections # 2)


 Lyon, France

Bonsoir les gars /Good evening guys 

The guy on the right kind of resembles Captain Haddock from The Adventures of Tintin. If only he had a pipe instead of a cigarette. 😀

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Social Distance Early Adopters (Weekend Street/Reflections # 1)


 Paris, France

The good old days before the mask craze. (February 2020.)

You probably wont find any reflections because I've decided to make a little change after over a decade of reflections only. Now it's Reflections and/or Street photography.  I love street photography and I have a lot of it. 😄

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Do Not Disturb ! (Weekend Reflections #591)


 We've had warm weather lately, 70s and 80s Fahrenheit, but try as they might, Pierrot and his reflection aren't able to get a sun tan. 😄

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Ciao Ciao (Weekend Reflections # 590)

 

Newport Beach  (Balboa Island)

Somehow the Italian restaurant across the street made a double reflection in this window. I've never eaten there but it's usually crowded.  

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Double Shrine in Venice (Weekend Reflections # 589)

 

Venice, Italy

It's interesting to stumble upon different shrines while walking in Venice. I wish I could have captured a little more of the right side of the shrine and less of the wall on the left side of this picture. I blame it on the lens! 😀

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Friday, January 1, 2021

Time Marches On, Happy 2021 ! (Weekend Reflections # 588)

 

Newport Beach, California

My phone camera takes really bad night photos but despite that I sometimes try to take reflections pictures. I was going to delete it but the elements of darkness, light, obscurity and even a clock seem appropriate as we exit 2020 and enter a new year.

Happy New Year!

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