Photo of the week No.49: Paris, 1925 by André Kertész

Here is the last of the four photos I’ve selected from the Twitter feed of aucharbon@alcarbon68.

Again it’s a Parisian scene at night, much loved by photographers. Taken in 1925 by renowned photographer André Kertész. The title doesn’t say, but the main object throwing the shadow is a pissotèrie  – [a public urinal].

Photo of the week No.47: Staircase of Butte Montmartre, Paris, 1937 by Brassaï

Here is the second of four photos I’ve selected from the Twitter feed of aucharbon@alcarbon68.

This photo by Brassaï in 1937 is of the Escalier de la Butte Montmartre in Paris. The staircase is a popular subject for photographers. You can read about the staircase on the Soundlandscape’s blog.

While the staircase is much photographed, Brassai’s image has an ethereal quality to it, in misty light, and devoid of people.

Photo of the week No.46: Sicily, 1953, by Fulvio Roiter

I’m an admirer, and follower, of aucharbon@alcarbon68.

It’s the Twitter name of someone who says is a hunter of images, a collector of graphics, and a thief of shadows. The Twitter feed is a wonderful source of historic photographs, mostly evocative of times past, sometimes poignant, and occasionally funny.

Now, having introduced it to you, I’ll post four photos that I’ve enjoyed seeing in successive blog posts. This photo is by Fulvio Roiter is of a scene in Sicily in 1953. You can see more of Roiter’s work on Pinterest.

Counting leaves in a neighbourly way

Yesterday, we were drinking tea in our conservatory. I watched the leaves fall from an oak tree in our neighbour’s garden.

Counting the falling leaves, approximately of course, I noted with some most unneighbourly glee that in a gust of wind about 100 fell into their garden and about a dozen into ours.

How it all changes. Doing the same today, a gust delivers about 100 leaves into our garden and just 10 into our neighbour’s garden.