July 14, 2005


La Mosquée de Paris
Originally uploaded by John Cohen.
I love photographs of numbers. Here's one my son John took in Paris that I really love because of the way the intended 6 finds itself next to an unintended 3, making for the delightful emergence of 63. So if 63 is your number, consider yourself lucky.


jar said...

Great Picture!!

sbgloss said...

This photo reminds me of a William Carlos Williams poem, "The Great Figure":

Among the rain
and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold
on a red
to gong clangs
siren howls
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city.

Ann Althouse said...

sbgloss: You simply must read this old post of mine!

Ann Althouse said...

And let me add that following one link in that post will get you to a picture of John (on the right).


Brendan said...

Very clever. BTW, has John commented on French reaction to the Olympic bid defeat? I suspect they're over it by now.

John Althouse Cohen said...

Brendan, I didn't see a very strong reaction to the Olympic bid defeat. The French really only had one day to feel upset about it, because the London bombings happened the next day. On the other hand, my French isn't very good, so I don't generally go around making small talk in French, and I am rarely able to eavesdrop.

John Althouse Cohen said...

And thank you for the comments, jar and sbgloss.

Right now I'm working on a series of photos that started with this one. It's going to be just address numbers in Paris--very exciting! If anyone knows of any particularly interesting address numbers in Paris, please let me know.