“Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty”

Junichiro Tanizaki


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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.