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Paris Vignettes, Quantity 11, by William O’Such

Editor’s observe: That is the eleventh installment within the “Paris Vignettes” sequence by photographer William O’Such. William was launched to silver halide images by his father, Chester J. O’Such, by way of the household’s Ansco reflex digital camera and residential darkroom. After school, William labored as a photographic engineer at Eastman Kodak, the place he started to study the artwork of images. Together with his first SLR, a Canon AE-1, he photographed his inaugural voyage to Paris in 1982. This early spark become full ardour when William turned a Kodak expatriate in Paris from 1995-99. Earlier than returning to the USA, William and his future spouse Ineke purchased an condo within the Marais district. Previous to the pandemic, William visited Paris a minimum of twice a 12 months to wander the streets, digital camera in hand, on the lookout for the subsequent vignette.

His images can be found on the market by contacting him at [email protected] 

Like many, I nonetheless haven’t been capable of return to Paris since I flew again on March 20, 2020 so I’ve chosen one other excerpt from my early archives. Within the interim, I’ve been taking images round San Francisco which you’ll be able to see on my Shutterfly web site. I can’t wait to return to Paris and wander across the streets. I’m hoping for mid-August however we are going to see. Take pleasure in my eleventh “vignettes” of Paris. Hopefully my twelfth might be new ones from Paris!

Boissons Françaises

Pictured at high above. Since this was a few years in the past, I can’t recall the place this bar was positioned however I feel it was up close to Pigalle. I loved the very organized and eclectic mixture of bottles, books, pencils, and so on. together with the French flag.

Brocante Très Organisé

From the stitching part of a Brocante most definitely in Le Marais. All of the objects had their place and displayed in a neat, “carré” method.

Café dans L’aprem

I consider this was from one other brocante close to Le Marais. This gents was having fun with his expresso and I assumed his shirt supplied a pleasant complement to the scene round him.


Close to our condo in Paris is one in every of favourite, secluded parks referred to as Sq. George Cain on rue Payenne. There’s a larger park proper close by and most of the people go there. You probably have a pleasant, heat day and it is advisable escape and skim a e book or watch the birds and meditate, this can be a great spot to do it. “Daybreak” was created by Laurent Magaier within the seventeenth century.

Scorching Canine

Generally you stroll down some streets and run throughout an previous factor. On this road yow will discover “Le Filling Canine” which even makes it a giant odder.

Lodge de Ville within the Night

The Lodge de Ville is gorgeous from many angles. That is from throughout the Seine with the reflections of the streetlights setting a pleasant, comfy temper. Can’t await these days to return again to Paris and respect easy issues once more.

Les Lions

This set of fountain lions in within the Place des Vosges, one other great spot to calm down and other people watch.

Musique de Dimanche

The streets of Le Marais are closed to site visitors on Sundays and that brings out the perfect in road musicians to make the day much more relaxed.

Soirée dans Le Marais

A number of blocks away from our condo on rue Vieille du Temple is the fashionable L’Etoile Manquante the place can spend heat summer time evenings chatting away, sipping Kirs and having fun with Paris.


One factor about Paris is you could see cool kinds on the streets. This was up close to Pigalle whereas ready for a strolling tour to begin.

Tailleur de Coin

I feel I took this image over a decade in the past. Simply two blocks away past the Musée Picasso there was a tailor that I had not observed for a few years. The shop has modified arms and I can’t recall what’s there now (search for an image subsequent time!!) however it’s at all times nice to see craftsman within the space.

Tour Eiffel

How are you going to not have sufficient photos of the Eiffel Tower ? This was taken simply throughout the Seine within the winter.

Lead photograph credit score : Boissons Francaises. Photograph credit score © William O’Such

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