Sometimes a photo can make us curious, inspire us or wish we could find something…. By the time my sister saw the photos of my vintage chinaware, it was too late. I had already donated the set to Emmaus. I needed it back for her! The trek to one of the Emmaus stores (Goodwill-style shops founded in 1954 by Abbé Pierre) took me to the north of Paris and the Porte de Menilmontant in the 20th arrondissement. “If I am going to the 20th”, I pondered, “why not check out local art exhibits in the area?” That thought and a quick look at l’Official des spectacles, took me to the Le Pavillon Carré de Baudouin and the photo exhibit “Willy Ronis par Willy Ronis (until January 2, 2019)”.
On a Thursday night, I met up with other photographers in Paris near the Pont Alexandre III. The bridge connects to Avenue Winston Churchill. We met at Mr. Churchill’s statue on the grounds of the Petit Palais. The idea of this meet up was to photograph movement along the quais between the bridge Alexandre III and Pont Royal near Musée d’Orsay. It gave me an opportunity to meet other photographers and test my powerful compact Lumix on manual mode. Not dressed warm enough, I only made it to Place de la Concorde.