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Nov 9 09

Le Corbusier shadows

by Ted
Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier
Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier, originally uploaded by Ted Drake.

Villa Savoye sits outside Paris, it’s a modern architecture icon designed by Le Corbusier
Uploaded to Flickr: 15th February, 2009

Villa Savoye is a private house designed by Le Corbusier in a small town outside Paris. This chaise is one of my favorite pieces of furniture.

I was fortunate enough to be in this room by myself and was able to explore the shapes and shadows cast by the furniture on this sunny but crisp winter morning.

Nov 9 09

Antique store on the Left Bank

by Ted
wigheads, originally uploaded by Ted Drake.

Storefront along the left bank in Paris
Uploaded to Flickr: 14th November, 2005

This store sits on the left bank, not far from rue Boneparte. I was walking along enjoying the store fronts when I noticed the repetition of round shapes.

Dec 3 08

waterfall at Parc Buttes Chaumont in Winter

by Ted
waterfall at Parc Buttes Chaumont in Winter
waterfall at Parc Buttes Chaumont in Winter, originally uploaded by Ted Drake.

Uploaded to Flickr: 27th November, 2008

Parc Buttes Chaumont is a fantasy park in northern Paris. It had a less than glamorous past as a quarry, hangout for hoodlums, and trash dump. For the Worlds Fair it was converted to a large park; filled with exotic trees and follies.

I don’t take my tripod around Paris often enough. I’m glad I chose to bring it on this trip. It was a cold, overcast Thanksgiving day in Paris. I shot this with an exposure of about 30 seconds. It’s inside a man-made grotto with the sun peaking out from a hole in the roof. You can also see some faux stalactites hanging from the ceiling.