France

ECHOES

 

“Consciousness is a being
the nature of which
is to be conscious of
the nothingness of its being.”

 

~ Jean-Paul Sartre ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Dordogne region of France in June 1985.


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FAREWELL TO A DREAM

 

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out
than it would have been if it had never shone.”

 

~ John Steinbeck ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in France in April 2017.


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EPITAPH

 

“Confusion will be my epitaph, 
As I crawl a cracked and broken path…”

 

~ King Crimson ~

(Lake, Giles, Fripp, Sinfield, Mcdonald)

 

 

Original photo taken in Fouras, France in June 1981.


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THIRTEEN LIVES

 

“…the time…the time, all that time gone by,
all the memories faded, forever lost,
but wait, i have a photograph…”

 

 

Original photo taken in Rochefort, France in the Spring of 1961.


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UNE MAISON DE CAMPAGNE

 

“He is the happiest, be he king or peasant,
who finds peace in his home.”

 

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Dordogne Valley, France in July 1985.


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SPIRIT

 

The history of liberty is a history of resistance.”

 

~ Woodrow Wilson ~

 

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2017.


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C’EST LA VIE

 

“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took,
but how many moments took your breath away.”

 

~Shing Xiong ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken somewhere in France in May 2017.


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A FACE WITHOUT A NAME

 

“Only the forgotten are truly dead.”

 

~ Tess Gerritsen ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from the scan of a 6 x 9 cm photo acquired in Orléans, France in May 2017.


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ELLEBASI

 

“There’s a hazy smile on her lips that won’t go away,
and her hair is a mess.
It’s like a brush fire filled with casualties.”

 

~ Lauren DeStefano ~

 

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Orléans, France in May 2017.


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HIDDEN SECRETS

 

“A wise man is he who keeps his own secrets.”

 

~ William Scott Downey ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Orléans, France in May 2017.


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ON THE BANKS OF THE LOIRE

 

“Today’s ashes are tomorrow’s soil.”

 

~ Craig D. Lounsbrough ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Orléans, France in April 2017.


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IN HEAVEN WITHOUT WINGS

 

“La vie est un sommeil, l’amour en est le rêve.”
“Life is a long sleep and love is its dream.”

 

~ Alfred de Musset ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Orléans, France in April 2017.


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MAID OF ORLÉANS

 

“I fear nothing but treachery.”

 

~ Jeanne d’Arc ~

 

Photo of Jeanne d’Arc’s statue and the moon taken in Orléans, France In April 2017.


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FRANCOPHILIA

 

“L’amour est la poésie des sens.”
“Love is the poetry of the senses.”

 

~ Balzac ~

 

Digital image “Pénétration” created in April 2017.


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WISTERIA

 

“Love never dies a natural death.
It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.
It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.
It dies of illness and wounds;
it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Orléans, France in April 2017.


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BICYCLE IN A BEAR TRAP

 

“Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened.”

 

~ T.S. Eliot ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of an antique child’s bicycle and an animal trap taken in Orléans, France in April 2017.


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SWALLOWED

 

“I have been enlightened.
I have fallen into poetry
and it has swallowed me up.”
 
~ Keith Haring ~

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Dordogne, France in June 2006.


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FRENCH

 

“French is a language that makes those who speak it both calm and dynamic.”

 

~ Bernard Pivot ~

 

Digitally enhanced image “Bouche” created from a cropped original photo taken by Bernd Deutschmann in October 2015.


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FISHERMAN

 

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.”

 

~ Gustave Flaubert ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Fouras, France in June 2006.


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ROCHEFORT

 

“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children:
one is roots, the other is wings.”

 

~ Hodding Carter ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Rochefort, France in June 2006.


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