Thursday, December 8, 2016

On the Street…Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris



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  1. S.Castellano

    December 8, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Isn’t she the girl on the Palais Garnier’ s stairs? After the Jean of Arc look, here comes the resistance to Germans in 1940 or the old Basque lady-selling-roasted chesnuts-in a Christmas-street stall…In my opinion…mmm…quite a theatrical sense of fashion for such a fresh beautiful face…

    • Joesephine

      December 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      No, it isn’t the same person, their age is different look at her hands. Not sure what you mean by the rest of it though.

      • rine

        December 12, 2016 at 1:20 am

        lol, he’s just making subjective associations and references to historical periods/people

    • With Or Without Shoes

      December 8, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Maybe….. ;)

  2. Irene

    December 8, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Cool happy :)

  3. JohnnyLaw

    December 8, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Is that a headscarf she is wearing? It almost appears to be leather…

  4. Mireia

    December 8, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  5. Alyssa

    December 8, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    This whole photo is so chic! Adore! xx

  6. RJH de la Haye

    December 8, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    What’s with the shopping bag on het head?

  7. maudie

    December 8, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    A bit Maria von Trapp but adore the jumper that she is holding.

    • RJH de la Haye

      December 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Maudie…very well pinpointed!

  8. Dwight

    December 8, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Help me here. Those hands look wrong for a girl, the hands look like a guy’s hands. Black shirt to minimize shoulder width, the head covering works to mask the adams apple. Superb makeup either way this goes. And the look of luxuriating in the feel of the head covering. Maybe I am misreading this, not the first time by a long, long shot. Still, the intensity of the joy of the feel of the fabric is beautiful.

    • maudie

      December 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      hmm hadn’t thought of that. Maybe.

    • Maria

      December 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Those hands look like those of someone who actually does stuff with their hands, and NO they don’t look masculine at all. They are small, and her fingers are slender. She just isn’t nineteen. I don’t think that she is covering up an Adam’s apple. If she was going to dress up as a woman, but wasn’t one, why would she bother covering up for a photo? I think she looks very feminine, and the fact that you have never seen a woman’s hands that don’t look like she could do a commercial for Nivea is kind of funny!

  9. Maria

    December 8, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Beautiful photo. She almost looks like she is in rapture, with the sun hitting her like that, and the blissful look on her face. What an amazing portrait. I saw a statue in Rome that was called the Rapture, in fact, and the look on the face is very similar. I can’t remember the sculptor, however.

    • billts

      December 8, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Perhaps the Ecstasy of St Teresa by Bernini.

  10. Hannah

    December 9, 2016 at 2:13 am

    This image made me think about my need to assign gender. Is he/she a man or a woman and does it matter. In the end it is a lovely shot of a lovely face. And yet . . . I think she is a man.

    • bonnie

      December 9, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Me Too

    • Andrea

      December 10, 2016 at 5:41 am

      I’m fairly sure she is a woman. I do think the public speculation, that I sometimes see on this site, about someones’ gender is pretty rude. If people can’t tell the difference between a man and a woman, I would think they would want to keep that to themselves.

      • joanne

        December 11, 2016 at 5:53 pm


    • Andrea

      December 11, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Hannah, I’m sorry if my reply calling people rude sounded curt. I didn’t mean to have a go at you for wondering about someone’s gender, we all do that occasionally, I just mean that we don’ t do it so they’ ll overhear, as I’m sure you wouldn’t.
      Most people have never had to think about this, but I’m tall and have heard the accidentally annoying”Can I help you sir? ……… “Thankyou madam”, but more often, outright aggressive remarks from drunken men “Can’t tell if it’s a f….n man or a f…..n woman” as if that was my problem, which it was because I thought I’d get bashed up.
      I think some of the comments about “man or woman?” are like that, seeing the person as some kind of freakish other who is fair game.

  11. Anna Hasiak

    December 9, 2016 at 2:28 am

    I wonder what this scarf on her head is made of…

  12. Mónica Sors

    December 9, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Very nice one! ;)
    Mónica Sors

  13. Pandora

    December 9, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    That”s a man, man!

  14. richard

    December 9, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    grey gardens

    lil edie

  15. Marianka

    December 10, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Is see little Edie Beale from Gray gardens!

  16. Milex

    December 10, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Gold is my favourite colour!

  17. Signe Franks

    December 16, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Surely she’s a nun?!

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