Friday, 26 February 2010

Friday Flaneur (1) - An introduction

Being introduced to the term "flaneur" earlier this week, I have taken it to my bosom. The derived meaning by Baudelaire is most apt to my style of blogging and each Friday I will post with this in mind. My rule will be three images only (no more, no fewer), each on the same situation. To accompany this, up to 30 words of text. Herewith, my first Friday Flaneur illustrating "a person who walks the city in order to experience it".
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Sitting together on the bench, silently communicating their affection, they watched as busy people bustled through Martin Place to the beat of a closing summer.

16 comments:

jabblog said...

Adorable shots of togetherness.

lizziviggi said...

You've subtly caught their love for each other. I'm looking forward to your intriguing new series. (And now I know a new word, too!)

James said...

Great shots Julie. I love the way you captured the interaction of the family. Coincidently I just heard the term flaneur last month and I plan on using it for some of my posts during and after my next Paris trip. :)
It really is à propos.

Lois said...

How sweet!

Ineke said...

ahh, what a cutie

Nancy C said...

That's a girl that knows she is loved.

Thanks for the link...I look forward to checking it out.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Firstly I had to look up Flaneur -- is says something about strolling, loafing and sauntering ... oh to be retired and not have to rush through the city.

A challenge is a fun way to extend your visual eye. Your flaneur is rather like a very short movie.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

A fine bit of of life seen while flaneur-ing in the city. The little girl is having a great day, Daddy looks a bit bored.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Ann said...

This should be interesting. Thought a flaneur was a sort of dandy (sort of Brideshead revisited) who wandered the streets aimlessly, seeing and being seen.

Julie said...

Ann, classically, yes. The French means a loafer or loiterer. But Baudelaire stretched the meaning. Read the link.

Marka said...

Great photos! It's always fun to watch kids.

cara said...

Ooooh Flan-tastic. People-watching AND a series. Two of my favourite things.
Endearing shots.

Serge Cornillet said...

Nice moment, nice picture, I like the expression on her face, it seems that this pic has a "fog effect". Very good job!!!
Serge

Janet said...

Really lovely!

Vicki said...

Awesome. I mean really awesome!

You've captured the interactions of father and daughter beautifully. Love it.

brattcat said...

This is an excellent idea for a post, Julie. It works as visual story-telling in a concise and graceful way. Can't wait to see how you explore within the parameters you've set for yourself over the coming weeks and months.