The Photo(s) of the Week

photo: dimitris view

The view from Dimitri's atelier, when he is lucky.

Exclusive From Metropole Paris

Paris:- Sunday, 8. April:- Neither of this week's photos are from today because spring has been mostly elsewhere all week, except for a brief appearance last Wednesday. I'm not actively 'looking for 'views of spring,' but what the weather is like dictates where I my be passing some time looking for other things.

Photo No 1:- 'Dimitri's View' was taken from his fourth-floor atelier on Wednesday, and shows a seldom-seen Paris 'behind the walls' of impassive building fronts. There was a slight touch of spring in the sky too, showing two-tone clouds on a deep blue background.

Photo No 2:- For this issue's 'Echoes Along the Seine' excerpt by Robert F. Burgess, I had to go into Metropole's photo archives for the Seine photos - rather than wait for either the morning mists, sunrises or sunsets described in it. The Pont des Arts is featured, somewhat before a sunset. [See below:]


About the Photos

All of Metropole's exclusive photos presented here have been taken in Paris or the Ile-de-France during the week preceding each issue's publication date of Monday. An exception is the Photo No. 2 mentioned above, which was shot on 26. October of last year. You can expect to see a new photo - or photos, or images - offered here each week.

How To Order the Photos or Images

1. - Choose the week's offer of a photo or an image presented above. Or choose one or more from past issues - or from the links below. For other photos from past issues, select the photo you want and 'save it.' The copy saved on your hard disk will have a Metropole reference file name something like 'cafe610b.jpg.' Send this reference with your email.

2. - Send an email to Ric, saying you want the photo, and give its reference name.

3. - In return you will receive an email giving you details of how to order the photo or image. If you reply to confirm the order, the photo or image will be sent to you as an attachment to an email with a minimum of delay.

This is all there is to it. No forms to fill out, no card numbers to type in, no messages from 'robots' other than 'Ed.' No 'spam' either.

Photos From Past Issues

The first Metropole photo was offered in a recent issue. This shows a view of the Rue Norvins on Montmartre, very similar to a well-known scene by the painter Maurice Utrillo.

'Looking for Spring' photos were featured recently. They show a view taken just below the cathedral in Blois and how the Seine looks when it is over-excited by rainy weather.

'Spring in Paris' became official last week with the 'open day' for museums in France and Europe. One photo shows a view of the Louvre's Pyramid instead of a long line to get in, and another features a detail of a restaurant exterior in the Latin Quarter.

Details About the Images

Each photo begins with an original size of 1024 by 1280 pixels, which is too large to view on many computer monitors. After photolab treatment by 'Ed,' the photo size is standardized at 750 pixels high by 1000 wide - or 5.2 by 6.9 inches, orposter: pont des arts 13.2 by 17.6 cms. Compressed in the 'high-quality' JPG format, each photo will be from 350 to 550 Ko for Internet transmission.

Cartoons and drawings may be slightly odd sizes. Metropole's 'Posters of the Week' are not available because of copyrights.

The Pont des Arts, in late October of last year.

When possible, each photo or image will be accompanied with its 'history.' This will include the original image's date and location in Paris, and perhaps some additional comments by 'Ed.'

In rare cases the photo image file may be damaged by transit through the Internet. If this seems to be the case, please complain bitterly and the photo image file will be re-sent as soon as possible.

Viewing the Photos

The photos can be viewed on your monitor's screen by placing the photo image file in the directory or folder with your other 'screensaver' or 'wallpaper' images. Software utility programs for viewing the photos are usually provided with operating systems, or can be obtained from third parties. Many of these are 'shareware' programs - to be paid for somewhat like Metropole's photo/image offer.

Copyright of the Photos and Images

All reproduction rights are reserved by Richard Erickson. You are allowed to use the photos for personal and non-commercial uses only. The resolution of the delivered photos is 144 ppi and prints of the photos are permitted for personal and non-commercial use only. For any other uses, write to Richard Erickson. Your name and email address will not lent, sold or given away to any third parties.

All photos/images: Richard Erickson © 2001
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