I love night photography, hanging out in the street, alone, with my DSLR and tripod, capturing pieces of the city while she sleeps.
It’s calm and silent, you can go everyhwere the night lead you, stroll around, lost yourself and rediscover the city from a new point of view.
As much I love night session, it’s pretty uncommon for me, lack of time and tiredness doesn’t give me opportunity to hang out during the week when the city is peacefull. Maybe one day time will be on my side…
Le château d’eau
I took this picture a few months ago in the city where I live : Toulouse.
Nothing thrilling to tell, just a little walk, nice sunset and few pictures before heading home. So lets talk about history.
At the left side of the picture, we could see the “Pont-neuf” wich is in fact the oldest bridge in Toulouse. It was built around 1620.
The red brick building on the right is the “Hotel Dieu Saint Jacques de Compostelle” buildt in 1332, it serve during centuries as a host house for poor, beggar, hobbos and prostitute and mainly for “Saint Jacques de Compostelle”‘s pilgrims.
Finally, the lighted up tower in the middle is a watertank built in 1822, to feed the city’s fountains. This place was renovate in 1974 and became the first municipal gallery of photography. There is still nowadays some photography exhibition, from know photographer to emerging artist. Maybe one way I will be one of them… ;D
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