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Paris Rain

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It rained or was overcast much of the time we were in Paris, but Rica provided enough sunshine for both of us, and I didn’t get lost once.

We came to Paris to attend Peter Turnley’s photography workshop and found it fun and informative. He’s an amazing human being who wears his heart on his sleeve, an incurable romantic in the best sense of the phrase. Even after years of photographing the horrors of war and famine for major publications, it was easy to see his determined faith in the best of human nature. Through Peter’s generosity Rica attended every workshop session, and probably learned as much as I did. And I’m sure she did a much better job of getting to know the attendees from around the world.

We rented our apartment on Île St-Louis from A La Carte Paris, and found it just as promised. It was five minutes from the Notre-Dame Cathedral and easy walking distance to many interesting areas. But then, it’s hard to go wrong in Paris. Rica is already talking about returning next year.

Our apartment in Paris. Photo from A La Carte Paris web site.

Our apartment in Paris. Photo from A La Carte Paris web site.

Here are a few of my rainy day photos. I’ll post some sunshine snaps shortly.

As you can see, I stuck close to the Seine most of the time just to be sure of my bearings.

Paris Rain

Women at Louvre in rain.

Workshop Classmates

Rica stays dry.

Jump for joy.

Cat in rain.

Rain on bridge

Water's edge

Water walk.

View from bridge.

Man alone

Rica on bridge.


Written by Ron Greene

June 7, 2013 at 8:56 am

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  1. lovely pictures!. . . just goes to show, your creative genius shines through rain or … yes, shine!


    Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 15:56:36 +0000 To:

    Susan Kirsch

    June 7, 2013 at 9:04 am

  2. Bravo. We’ve been waiting. More … WE WANT MORE. Anthony phoned a hour ago and he’s in VA, on his way here for a 25Th Mercersberg Academy reunion and to play guitar with his old band in a benefit concert in State College. Of course, I haven’t cleaned since last fall. I’ll write later.

    The Beechers

    June 7, 2013 at 9:49 am

  3. Wonderful pictures! Reminds me of Midnight in Paris film. Your talents prevails!


    June 7, 2013 at 10:27 am

  4. Paris in the rain should always be in black and white. I’m enamored!

    Jane Beecher

    June 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

    • Thank you. Rica bought a big umbrellas and brought it back to California. She was surprised it got through security with its pointy tip.

      Ron Greene

      June 9, 2013 at 8:50 am

  5. Beautiful photos, as anticipated, Ron!


    June 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm

  6. Beautiful work, Ron.

    Doug Kaye (@dougkaye)

    June 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    • Thanks, Doug. I wish the Marin Photo Club had a Street Photography SIG.

      Ron Greene

      June 9, 2013 at 8:51 am

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