I guess after seeing Woody Allen’s latest, Midnight in Paris, I’ve got Paris On My Mind. Specifically, the marvelous Deco lampposts of The City of Light keep coming back to me. I see them in my mind’s eye, and thus, I see them everywhere — including in my own photo archives. Here’s the image that’s been haunting me:
But truth to tell, it wasn’t taken on the Pont Alexandre III, or any other bridge in Paris!
This lamppost — whose decorations may even have been hanging around since Christmas — is on South Street in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in front of the parking lot down the street from the Mahaiwe Theater!
Mundane locale? Perhaps. But the imagination waves its own wand, and achieves its own magic results.
I tranport myself, I am transported, to Paris and the Seine —