‘Over a Dog‘ – Marvin Udall, As Good as it Gets.
Just spare a thought for the poor missus on this one. I’m walking around with her camera, taking a picture of everything that moves.
Or in this particular scrapbook, things that don’t move. Somedays she’d wait patiently, others not-so. One day we walked down a side alley off Champs-Élysées and we saw a dog take a shit against a tree.
This aroused my scatological sensibility and I screamed orgasmically, telling her to hold me coffee as I grappled with the lens cap,
“He’s not pissing on a tree, this dog is shitting on it. Arse pressed on the bark! LOOK!!”
I missed the shot. Like 99% of the worlds population the missus found the experience of me trying to capture a dog shitting on a tree, utterly unedifying.
You can take a man out of VIZ but you can’t take the VIZ out of the man. We walked over 30k that weekend, I can’t tell you where most of these were taken.
I guess within a 30k blast radius of our hotel near Rue Du Bac.
The cool buildings of Paris
UPDATE September 2018
I’ve since returned a few times to Paris. I’ve written extensively about James Bond locations from A View to a Kill.
I’ve done a thought piece on why the French don’t have a word for hobby.
Parisians are infamous for their fashion and I’ve captured a few photos for a street style blog. Overall I can’t say they’re better dressed than the Italians.
If you’re looking for an interesting area to visit in Paris then I’d recommend La Defense. I recently stayed at Pullman’s hotel nearby. It’s very business orientated and quite pricey.
However, situated close by is the Grande Arche and from the top you have a great vantage point of Champs-Élysées and Aillaud’s Towers in Nanterre, known as the Pablo Picasso district.
Other cool buildings in Paris
Situated close by near the Pompidou. Great location for people watching and crepes.
A reflection of The Pullman hotel. Very much like Canary Wharf.
More buildings and reflective angles found in La Defense.
The view from the top of The Grande Arche. There is also a photo exhibition you can visit there for 15 euros.
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