I was sitting at an outside table drinking coffee at a French bakery called C'est La Vie when I noticed an unusual hole in the fence. Maybe it was the coffee, or perhaps the tarte aux citron, but I decided to get creative and take a shot through the hole. This bakery/cafe is kind of hidden down the alley from the main road. Maybe that's why they named it "C'est La Vie".
Actually, it's a tattoo parlor. I guess it could seem like a torture chamber depending on which part of your body is being tattooed. Unfortunately, I know from experience. Thankfully, I haven't gotten a tattoo this century and I don't plan to. :-)
One day while I was out photographing reflections this man appeared in the window for a split second just as I took the shot, then he disappeared. It happened so fast that I had to check the photo afterward to make sure I really did see a face. He kind of reminds me of Rasputin.
This little boy had a cupcake in his hand and I'll wager that he had a few more in his stomach. He was running around and his mother looked exhausted. Thankfully a heavy glass door was between him and the street. :-)
Wait for it,...................................................................................................bang, there it is, the reaction.
Newtown, Pennsylvania Believe it or not this place is next door to Ned's Cigar Store "Man Cave" Newtown is just down the street from my house and as you can see it's a very lively place. :-) Actually it's a cute little town with historic buildings and a nice place to walk around, even if you don't smoke cigars or knit. I don't do either.
When I was young, if we wanted to play next, we would yell "I got next" to people playing basketball at the park. Then we watched and waited. That's what I thought of when I saw this guy waiting for a haircut.
Looking out my window I see broken trees limbs and lots of snow. I took this picture on February 5th and since then we've had more snow. In fact, in the Philadelphia area, this winter has had the most snow since the 19th century. In contrast, my home state of California has been suffering in one of the worst droughts ever. Thankfully, I prefer snow to droughts and heat.
I took this shot at La Place du Carrousel as I walked from the Louvre to the Tuileries Garden. While other children were having fun chasing away the pigeons this boy seemed to be in deep contemplative thought. His gaze was striking and I wondered what he was thinking about.
After I took his picture, the man said "You took my picture while I was eating?" and I said, "Yes, that's right." Then he smiled and said, "I think it will be a funny picture" and I replied, "That's what I was thinking."
I love to walk the streets of Philadelphia with my camera in hand, looking for interesting people to photograph. It's been a few weeks since my last trip to the city but I have several photos to share. More to come.
The title is in reference to the old Superman TV program from the 1950s, "Look! Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!". For me, it should be, "Look where you're walking" because I slipped on ice and hurt my neck and head. I still like cold weather but I have to remember to be careful because I'm not Superman. :-)