The Paris Vignettes series features the inspired work of street photographer William “Bill” O’Such in themed installments
August offered up warm sunsets coupled with beautiful clouds. As the temperature cooled, I liked to walk to the Seine bridges to watch the sun work its way to the horizon (“au revoir soleil”). Boats made their way under the bridges (“la tranquillité) surrounded by street lights glimmering off the water (“les reflets dans la Seine”). Even the construction cranes artistically framed Notre Dame (“Notre Dame et ses grues”) while Genevieve guarded the city (“Genevieve protegeante de Paris”) ensuring that everything and everyone in Paris were safe and sound.
After the sun has set, the cafes and streets became “illuminated” with conversation (“les conversations commencent”) and sprinkled with the clinking of knives and forks (“la vie tres rose”). The squares were alive with activity (“square Bourg Tibourg”) and as the evening waned (“marchant vers le Marais”), I looked up and enjoyed the blissful glow from the street lights artistically lighting up the street signs (“rue des Rosiers”).
Lead photo credit : au revoir soleil. Photo credit: William O'Such