Mayerling is a Vienna Woods hunting lodge, turned into a convent, where the Grand Duke of Austria and his lover committed suicide. I took a day trip to Mayerling when I was a teenager. I had a roll of black and white film and I was taking photographs in one of the rooms and I saw a very short, tiny, nun heading for the doorway. I heard her pulling the gate closed behind us and I turned and got this shot. It has always been one of my favorites.
I took this photo over by Sutter Buttes in the Sacramento River Valley. It almost looks like a watercolor to me and I am going to try and reproduce it on paper.
I am posting this photo of my favorite crepe stand in Paris. It was on the Boulevard St Michelle near the Jardin de Luxembourg. In the late 1970's I spent many hours sitting in this cafe, drinking coffee, drawing, writing and working on essays for my studies at the Sorbonne. I took this photo with black and white film and printed it after I returned home. Eventually, I scanned it ,brought in into Photoshop and added the sepia tones. Last night I heard about the devastating Friday the 13th bombings and attacks in Paris. My Paris. It felt so personal even though I have not lived there for over 30 years. Je suis Paris.