Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
October 1971
Nikon FN : Ektachrome

It is interesting to think that these two are probably now in their forties. I hope they’ve had a great life so far. The older brother was retying the shoelaces of his sister. (But I have to assume they’re brother and sister .. at least I have ever since.) I took this picture quickly while walking thru the Gardens, which is really my most favorite place in Paris. But these two are now frozen in that moment. They don’t even know this photo, or I, exist. Someone more creative than me could probably derive a whole novel around just this moment. But everytime I look at this picture, I wonder about all the strange coincidences that led to that 1/80th of a second when the shutter snapped. 37 years later, where are they? What did they do next? What did I do next? But for just a brief moment we all breathed the same sweet air of Luxembourg Gardens in October.

17 October 2008, 23:40 :: hide comments :: Posted in: 1971, Paris

Comments (3)

RSS feed icon RSS feed for comments on this photo.

  1. An incredible image made all the more significant by the time that has passed since you captured it. You’ve written a very moving description of this scene.

    sherri — October 18th, 2008 at 06:33 Pacific Time
  2. Nice proof of brotherhood…

    Calusarus — October 18th, 2008 at 22:28 Pacific Time
  3. great photo and commentary.

    ken mac — November 13th, 2008 at 17:22 Pacific Time

Leave a comment

Comments are held for approval by the moderator

Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>