Last time I was in Paris I spent some time in Luxembourg Gardens, where there is a marvelous pond with these handcrafted wooden sailboats available for children to rent and sail across the water. I loved the fact that each of the boats, and I must have seen close to fifty on the water, were all different and unique. Seemed to be from a different time, it’s a very tranquil place. My designer friend Julia Black of Pure Design has a print of this photograph, she loves the numbers.
November 2, 2009
Police Station, Paris, France. 2008. © John Queenan 2008
There are so many interesting buildings in Paris, this one is certainly different. Walking along the Promenade Plantee, a disused railway viaduct, now a landscaped walkway, you get this fantastic view of the Art Deco police station. I waited till I had pedestrians in just the right place.
The frieze is inspired by Michelangelo’s “Dying Slave“. The Art Deco movement originated in Paris in 1925.
I was in France for a shoot last year, see more photographs of Paris at www.johnqueenan.com
Police Station Facade, Paris. 2008. © John Queenan 2008