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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pdk42, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I was in Lille the last few days for a family gathering. To work off some of the food and alcohol (they know how to feast, the French), I took a walk around the town centre with the Pen-F with the 12-40 fitted:

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    Seen Better Days by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


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    A Street in Lille by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


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    What it says on the Box by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


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    Putting the Onions amongst the Spuds by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


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    Colour by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


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    Not such a Grand Entrance by Paul Kaye, on Flickr



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    Board by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


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    Could do with a Lick of Paint by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


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    Watchin the Boys go by by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


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    Vieux Lille by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


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    Moggy in a Window by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


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    Lille Townhouse by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
     
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  2. Macroramphosis

    Macroramphosis Mu-43 Veteran

    That girl deserves a bonus point for the high heels. Especially if she's about to get on a bus.....:D 
     
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  3. Walter

    Walter Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 6, 2016
    Germany
    @pdk42@pdk42, post: 1273732
    A nice personal portrait of this town that used to be an important industrial centre and is still suffering fron the decline.
     
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  4. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Yeah - tbh, it was the heels that first caught my attention!
     
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  5. sdb123

    sdb123 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 25, 2014
    Northants, UK
    Steve
    A great variety of shots there, literally something for everyone. Personally I really like the Distorted Rectangles one...
     
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  6. KeithT

    KeithT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2017
    South Africa
    Keith Temlett
    Really like your style of photography Paul, Colour and Vieux Lille are stunning.
     
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  7. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Thanks Keith. Out of interest, where in RSA are you?
     
  8. KeithT

    KeithT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2017
    South Africa
    Keith Temlett
    Hi Paul I'm in Johannesburg, Fourways to be more precise. Interestingly when Robin Wong visited RSA the Olympus group stayed at the Montecasino Hotel which is literally 5mins away. I tried to see him for a cup of coffee but his schedule was tight. Had a feeling he also had the E-M1x with him on test. One of the reasons their schedule was tight??? ;) 
     
  9. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Thanks Keith - I'm going to be in RSA in a couple of weeks - but down in Cape Town. I won't have a lot of time, but I'll be there for the public holiday you have on May 8th so will be able to get out and do some photography.
     
  10. KeithT

    KeithT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2017
    South Africa
    Keith Temlett
    Hi Paul, I'll speak to our lads at our Cape Town branch and see where the best photographic options are. At least give you some options. Obviously with your landscape expertise Table mountain, maybe also the V&A waterfront. Will chat closer to the time.
     
  11. NCV

    NCV Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2016
    Italy
    Nigel
    Wow what a set.

    Not a place one would go to for tourism I presume.
     
  12. Very nice set Paul, I really like your processing on these.
     
  13. peterbee

    peterbee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 2, 2011
    Huddersfield, UK
    Peter Bartlett
    Excellent series - Thanks for sharing them. Any more to come?
     
  14. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Au contraire! The old town is stacked with excellent architecture and there's a great range of shops and restaurants. The banlieues are somewhat less desirable (!), but I wouldn't let that put you off!
     
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  15. Santa

    Santa Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Oct 13, 2016
    Tennessee
    Tom Staggs
    A Very Quaint town but it looks like almost all of it needs a coat of paint and stain. Great set of photos
     
  16. Dion Houston Sr.

    Dion Houston Sr. Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Mar 12, 2019
    That title of this thread caught my eye! I'm going to be living not far from there in just a few months - Mons, Belgium to be specific. I've never lived in Europe, so looking forward to it. Lovely pictures...
     
  17. wolfie

    wolfie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 15, 2009
    New Zealand
    There's a relaxed atmosphere to your photo collection - made me think if the people there are comfortable with "street photographers"?
     
  18. Lawrence Beck

    Lawrence Beck Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 15, 2018
    Beautiful work, Paul! Thank you for sharing. This makes me want to go back to France, as I haven't visited in many years.
     
  19. felipegeek

    felipegeek Mu-43 Enthusiast Subscribing Member

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    Jan 8, 2014
    Miami, FL
    Felipe
    Nice series. The tones and the scenes paint a melancholic picture of the town but yet invites me to want to know more about the people and the circumstances there.
     
  20. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    My photos are pretty selective. In truth Lille is one of the major cities in France (fourth largest) and has a lot of modern architecture and it houses a vibrant IT and retail industry sector. The shots I took are mainly from the old town which dates from the 17th century. You can find more info on Wikipedia:

    Lille - Wikipedia
     
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