The City of Light

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 —

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8 Responses to The City of Light

  1. Pauline says:

    From Pittsfield to Paris – now that IS a leap of the imagination! 🙂

  2. Stef says:

    This post reminds me of The Little Prince, and the Lamplighters in it…

    I read the book in French, in high school; and it’s had a special place in my heart ever since…

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Oh, yes! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful — Literally. Full of wonders!

      The Little Prince being taught to tame (apprivoiser, I’ll never forget the verb) the fox: a disquisition on friendship.
      I’m delighted the post made you think of the book, and you took the time and pains to write that, and now I can remember it again. Thank you!

  3. I have traveled through America from coast to coast but never left our shores. My husband, on the other hand, is a world traveler many times over. Though I have never been with him, his pictures have transported me to all corners of our world.

    Fortunate is the person that can get away to other streets and countries through the use of descriptive words and imagination-provoking photos or props. Hmmm, wonder where I will travel today…..

    Tara

  4. Christine says:

    I like all the little lights and the fancy lightpost – very fun!

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