“Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty”
Summer leaves cast deep shade but the thinning canopy of early autumn shadows offer gently dappled shade – Parc Berge de Seine – September 2016
Shadow chandeliers – Marché aux Puces – July 2019
Railings – Jardin des Grands Explorateurs – September 2017
Evening stroll in the Jardin du Luxembourg – May 2017
Trees beyond the wall – February 2018
Staircase by the Seine – November 2016
Dappled shadows by the Seine – June 2017
Long shadows on Pont Notre Dame – December 2016
Striped shadows on Pont de Bercy – November 2018
Tree shadows & stripes – March 2018
Filtered sunlight – Église St-Étienne-du-Mont – September 2018
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The quotation from Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki is the prompt for Debbie Smyth’s photo challenge this week. I’m not sure I’m convinced that all beauty depends on light and shade but it’s certainly true that shadows can draw beauty from the most mundane scene. These pictures were all taken in Paris, except for the title image, a leaf and a lamp post which could be anywhere but happened to be by the river Loire in Tours.