Friday, June 07, 2013

Stack overflow!

This may look like a fake or like a mockup, but I promise, it's a real building that I photographed along the embankment on the left bank. Like you probably already guessed this building is meant to be destroyed soon and a few people took advantage of this to paint it and turn it into a giant paint bucket! Funny as hell...

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  1. Amazing building ... I'll keep it in mind.
    I checked what 'stack overflow' was meaning and caught it, quite well, with the photo. Really good.

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    1. LOL !
      Yes knowing a little you, I can confirm! Eric, you are a geek :) But the most beautiful one !

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  2. It looks like there are still curtains in the windows.

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    1. Well if you want them Petrea, I'm sure Eric would oblige. :-)

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    2. Yes, I think you may be right Drummond! Petrea you are such a good observer!!

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    3. LOOOOOOOOOL Drummond! I can ask Petrea ;-)
      Jokes aside, yes, there are still people in this building. Well you know how it is in theses situations... Most people leave with the first offer, a few resist a little longer and a handful of people wait until the very last moment!

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  3. LOL, "stack overflow"! Very clever what they did.

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  4. I'm a bit surprised about your statement Eric; I have taken photos of this building myself and I seem to remember that I also read that a 'offer' or 'permit' was given to some contemporary artists allowing them to do this painting. Once you know that the building is going to be torn down soon I felt it was rather funny (after having thought 'what ever next...' when I saw it the first time!)....

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    1. Yes, you're right, it's a language problem! I meant took advantage in the sense that since it was going to be destroyed it would hurt no one to paint it.

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  5. I think the "No Photo Please" message painted on the first floor is even funnier. Soooooo Parisian!

    I just came back from Paris and trying to get street photos of people in France is almost impossible! Nobody wants to get their photo taken, unlike in American where people will smile and wave when they see you point a camera in their direction. What is up with that?

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    1. Oh yes, you are right! No Photo Please is written on the building. I did not see it before you mentionned it. This is funny because the photo is still in front of my eyes!! Maybe the Parisians (among the less young ones) fear the result for their good-looking image (a bit selfish then... but possible!). Personnally, I mostly feel uncomfortable with photos of me although I don't mostly feel uncomfortable with me! lol. It makes a huge difference with the young generations that have been raised with FB, webcam etc. They are totally free with their image. I am certainly not ready to be a showman !

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    2. I know Vivian. I think it's ridiculous. The French must be worried that photographers will steal their soul when they pull the trigger!

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  6. I thought that "steal their soul" applied only to primitive societies.

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  7. A classic case of life imitates Art

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