Stay Strong, Paris
Aisle’s Travel Theme this week is Feet, so here we go…
For Day III of the Quotes challenge, for which I was nominated by catalan blogger and photographer Cosmo, from bCL Photography, I’ve chosen a witty quote from the greatest writer in the English language.
“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” William Shakespeare
The photos below are of the Parisian bookstore “Shakespeare and Company”, in the 5th arrondissement. I took them when I was in Paris this past May. “Shakespeare and Company” is not only a regular bookstore and second-hand books store specializing in English-language literature, but also a reading library. It has become a tourist attraction since it was featured in two popular movies: Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunset” and Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” It’s small and cramped, and a bit chaotic with tourists walking through it, but it’s worth a visit.
This is also going to count as the 170th post for my 365 project. And, again, I am refraining from nominating other bloggers and hope anyone who likes the challenge feels free join in the fun!
Fellow blogger Cosme, from bCLPhotography, an awesome photographer from Barcelona, with a beautiful photography blog, nominated me for a challenge to post my three favorite quotes, one each for three consecutive days. With each post I must nominate three bloggers for the challenge. I have accepted this fun challenge and will start with a quote from the guru of all street photographers.
“The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson
I’d like to nominate the following bloggers for this challenge:
Tina Schell, from Travels and Trifles, who delights us with beautiful photography and wonderful quotes on every one of her posts.
Cee Neuner, from Cee’s Photography Blog, a masterful photographer and a lover of challenges. She hosts some four of five fun weekly challenges on her blog.
Susan Judd, from Words Visual, who is both a photographer and a poet. I figure she might enjoy the quotes challenge!
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