Wednesday, 6 July 2011

...about the blissfully ignorant.

Cheers, fellow Antipodeans.....
I said I'd follow up with a few (heh, heh) shots of touristic behaviour .. you've been warned!

Photography, Tai Chi style
Tai Chi is a good way of becoming an excellent photographer and just might get you noticed by Paris Opera talent scouts.

 It is also important that when in a  foreign country you take shots that reflect not only your originality and creativity  but your respect for the country and monuments visited

Eiffel Tower Originals

Louvre antics

I'm not quite sure what the following couple were up to but I think they were making little "stripper-grams" for the folks back home!

Burlesque at Eiffel
Lord knows what they photograph in private. They did a whole routine which looked more  burlesque than tourist. French Police group standing to left of plaza looked on in disdain.

And if things don't work out the just the way you want them: then it's perfectly ok to abuse your elderly (and I presumed) mother.

Weddings are always fun, particularly the "frou-frou" ones. This one was funny 'cause as they lined up in front of the fountain in Place de la Concorde for wedding snaps the always customer-oriented French, obligingly turned said fountain off.
Chinese frou-frou at Place de la Concorde

La Pissoir
It is always prudent to locate the public toilets, too!

Public displays of affection are sometimes frowned upon in foreign lands ...thank god this is Paris...........
Le Controleur gras
...........but there are probably less demeaning looking modes of handling your g/f.

and a one ...and a two... and a three..... wheeeeee
And if it dosen't work the first time try, try again.

It is  testament to Gustave Eiffel that his temporary monument has not only lasted this long but continues to outlast the tourist glance. It is a beautiful elegant structure that repays a deal of study.
Robert Hughes said once that tourist-groups are given something like 90 seconds - 2 minutes in front of a painting before they are moved along. Any shorter and they feel short-changed, any longer and they begin to get involved and that throws the whole schedule out.
I wonder if the little "chicky-babes" in front of Rude's  "La Marseillaise" at the Arc de Triomphe, poutingly throwing their shoulder provocatively forward for another face-book ID update really give a damn where they are as long as they are there!

Cheers mates, 'til next time.
Shane Wombat.


  1. giggles, hilarious that the fountain was turned off. Didn't you know that everyone must have a picture in front of the Eiffel tower? Why else would you go to Paris????

  2. Geez.... I'm only a wombat. Who would have thought that culture was inportant?

  3. Great pics - those chinese are hilarious! Sandas04