A very agreeable town this Paris

Beautiful days in the park, and around town, and in color.
Pow-wowing youths discuss the next revolution, or perhaps their science homework?
The bushes at the Tuileries Garden hold many surprises for an astute observer.
Nearly every tourist in Paris takes this shot. But only the fortunate ones take it in springs first blossom. Yet still, this is the only place I might use it, on some lowly blog. I did a Flicker search for "Tuileries Garden statue" and found this and this quickly. And this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, you get my drift. You blog creepers have probably shot it.
What a sucker.
Or a sap.
Compared to what I saw on Flicker, this photo sucks. (Not that I thought it was a grand picture, but I did think, yeah, I'll post it.) That site can be depressing.
I might have posted the guy looking at porn in B&W before, but I found a color version that was better.
"Oh Coldplay, you understand me so thoroughly..."
Sometimes you get caught.
Color explosion is attracted to color explosion.

Some Walker Evans Polaroids to enjoy.

Funny article about photo-journalists flocking to Detroit to shoot "Ruin Porn." Oh the romance of decay!
Posted August 24th, 2009 by fired from my life of being me
I'm in Paris now. Been here a week of my four month semester so far. Great city. C'est bon.
Posted By: smorales on August 24th, 2009 at 12:21PM PST
Pussiest statue...EVER.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 24th, 2009 at 01:44PM PST
What the hell is that pyramid thing anyways...?

Posted By: Jacob on August 24th, 2009 at 03:57PM PST
I shot a photo of the Tuileries Garden statue with a pigeon on its head. I didn't know it was so popular.
Posted By: garry on August 24th, 2009 at 04:41PM PST
The porn dude in car shot is way better in color.
It's the louvre jacob. You've got to louvre it.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on August 24th, 2009 at 05:23PM PST
I read that same article last week. I thought the guy did a good and funny job on it. Since I live right around the surrounding Detroit area it's nice to see someone debunk all those photo journalists with a fetish for ruin porn.
Posted By: ryan on August 24th, 2009 at 06:38PM PST
why do you think flickr is depressing? I think it is also. There are millions of great photos. Better photos than ill ever take. Also photos I wish I had shot but also dont want to shoot because Ive seen it a 100 times already.

God damn the internet...sure is good though.
Posted By: http://richardvanlent.com/ on August 25th, 2009 at 02:40AM PST
I like that last photo
Posted By: http://richardvanlent.com/ on August 25th, 2009 at 02:41AM PST
Thank you Eggs.
I now know what to Louvre.
Posted By: Jacob on August 25th, 2009 at 09:37AM PST
Flickr is depressing because you find out you were not the only person to ever shoot what you thought was a good idea or inventive image. It's all been done!
Posted By: ed on August 25th, 2009 at 11:33AM PST
Not that I thought, in this case, that that statue was a new idea... I watched literally every person who walked by it take the same photo I did.
Posted By: ed on August 25th, 2009 at 11:34AM PST
My Gosh Templeton, your captions are hillarious! It almost make me want to give up meat.
Posted By: Stephen on August 26th, 2009 at 12:14PM PST
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