November 12, 2010
Walking through the streets of my town and looking up to its roofs makes me forget to look down and it happens sometimes that I twist my ankles. I keep telling myself “be careful today !” and yet I do it again. Painful !How could you resist taking a picture of those three old chimneys dancing on a roof ?Or being attracted by the close encounter of the moon with the sun ? Or even as you walk you might witness a strange meeting in the sky ?
Now, if you could look down on some of those streets I walk on, you may understand better what I mean…
You may have to look in all directions if you feel like participating in Scott Thomas Photography’s challenge though. And it is well worth taking part in his November assignment : Fall 2010. For all information, please click here : http://stphoto.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/assignment-10-autumn-2010/
March 22, 2010
Scott Thomas has posted a new photo challenge whose theme is “My Hometown”. Everyone is invited to participate in posting one or more photos about this particular subject. If you are interested, please go to the link below and post your photo(s) until midnight (your time) on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010.
Fribourg, in the French speaking area of Switzerland is not really my hometown… but it is the place I lived the longest in. So now I consider it as my hometown, I feel as good here as I do when I go back to my home state in the Alps. It is a town of about 30’000 inhabitants, its medieval part built along a river, the Sarine. Its cathedral, dedicated to St Nicolas, is imposing and was built in the 11th century. When you walk through Fribourg as I did last Saturday, you cannot but lift your head and admire the old architecture of its roofs and bell towers. Many of them !
Old bridges cross the river and one of them is covered. Cars may drive through it, buses too but just barely ! So much nicer to walk when no vehicles are around.
Saturday was a rather dull day, not many colours to light up my pictures but it was Scott’s challenge so I did my best and found some cheerful shades. The sun was away but the moon stood in a garden ! Bright and smiling and joyful in a rainy day..
May I introduce you to The Big Moon ? a lovely sculpture by Niki de Saint Phalle; the artist was born in Paris but lived in New York for a long time. She spent some time in our town and left a great collection of art in a museum here. I visited it later on and, as always, enjoyed it immensely. I hope you have enjoyed this short walk through my hometown too.
Thank you Scott for giving me the opportunity to present a little of Fribourg.