Over time, I managed to set aside my old anger at the French for what they did in Indochina as, with age, I have learned to lump all countries' politics with the rest of human stupidity.
I was in Paris to look and see.
I should warn you, though, that the images on this blog are not photographs in the sense of accurate, objective records of what was in front of the camera, nor are they intended to communicate anything—no statements, social or otherwise, or Pursuit of Beauty; forget Truth.
In addition to pictures, I have added bits of text: both quotations and personal comments, in hopes of increasing the viewers' understanding of what this is all about.
I very much dislike being forced to look at small pictures on the Internet, so I have made mine as large as reasonably possible. The size of your computer monitor will affect how large the image will be when you first view it in your browser. You can then get a larger view by clicking on a picture (and sometimes make it larger still by clicking again, if you have a small monitor). To return to the blog post, just click on the browser's back button.
This is now what I call a 'blog-book'. As you see it now, it shall remain—no new posts. And it reads from front-to-back (top-to-bottom), just like a book. There are only three posts ('sections'):
- The Prologue (what you are reading now)
- Pictures, Part One (the main body of the blog)
- A Day in Provins (to get there, go to the bottom of the main body, then click on "Older Posts")
Addendum: To make this easier, I have placed numbers below and to the right of each image, as bookmarks. When you are ready to stop for a while, just record the number of the image where you stopped. Then, to start again, open the blog to the section you were in (probably Pictures, Part One) and use your browser's 'find' command to enter that image number.