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Skateboarders on the steps of Musée d’Orsay

Bikes and Skateboarders at the Musee D'Orsay
Bikes and Skateboarders at the Musee D’Orsay

I got a roll of Paris film developed this week and, sigh. It made me relive my short trip this past September. The roll that was developed was taken on our last day there. We spent the day at both the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay and then we decided to walk the Champs-Élysées so we could we see the Arc de Triomphe. By the time we reached the place where this photo was taken we had been walking for hours and hours and were in so much pain. As we walked back to our hotel we rested here, in front of the Musee d’Orsay and watched a couple of guys skateboard. I think about this moment often, for some reason. I was so happy, the sun was setting, and I was sitting in front of this museum full of famous paintings that I saw earlier in the day. I drank it all in completely and totally. It was a bitter sweet moment because I knew I would be leaving the next day. And there, as we sat there, were these guys skateboarding. It all felt surreal.

This photo was made with my Pentax P30t and Tri-x film.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

made with my Holga on Feb. 20th 2012 at the Sandy River Delta.