‘Surfer in Silhouette’, Biarritz.

Biarritz, France Guillermo Satt of Chile in action whilst competing in the Men’s Qualifying Round Two during day five of the ISA World Surfing Games 2017. Image Credit: Photograph by Michael Steele/Getty Images. Source: Best photos of the day: violin playing protester and dragon boat races | News | The Guardian

An Old Case of Near-Death Experience.

Reports of people having “near-death” experiences go back to antiquity, but the oldest medical description of the phenomenon may come from a French physician around 1740, a researcher has found. The report was written by Pierre-Jean du Monchaux, a military physician from northern France, who described a case of near-death experience in his book “Anecdotes […]

Solar Printing Press.

Photo: Printing press driven by the heat rays of the sun. On  6 August 1882, Monsieur Abel Pifre, a French Engineer, demonstrated the solar engine invented by him at a meeting of the Union Francaise de la Jeunesse held at the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. It consisted of a concave mirror 3.5 metres in […]

A Stormy Day for the Tevennec Lighthouse.

 Foamy waves, agitated by European storm Ruzica, swell around the Tévennec lighthouse in Brittany, France. Local lore complements this moody scene—the lighthouse is believed to be haunted. The image does possess a phenomenal quality, according to Your Shot photographer Mathieu Rivrin: “When we went there, the light was divine, bringing a touch of green to […]

Richard the Lionheart’s Castle.

Richard the Lionheart was once king of this imposing castle on the banks of the Seine that features in Kieron Connolly’s latest book, Abandoned Castles. The world is littered with castles, once majestic but now standing as ghostly reminders to the way we once lived. Château Gaillard was built on the banks of the Seine […]

Guess Who? Creations by Remy Uno.

The creations of French street artist Remy Uno, who without neglecting the walls, his first vocation, also makes beautiful paintings on canvas, creating vivid portraits with flowing energy. A very particular style that can currently be seen in the collective art show “Under The Wave” at the Molitor swimming pool (Paris). via Guess Who? – […]

Playing Card production during the reign of Louis XIV.

Is this an image of a librarian carefully reaching for a carefully placed book, carefully arranged in a carefully-odd Borgesian-style library housing only books of the same height and thickness? Or is this a librarian in a Library of the Same Book, housing thousands of copies of copies of the same book, climbing the ladder […]

19th Century Parisian Posters.

Advertising posters for the famous music-hall cabaret shows in Paris in the late 19th century.  Title: Folies-Bergère. La danse du feu [La Loïe Fuller] Artist: Jules Chéret Date: 1897  Title: Folies-Bergère. Les Trevally acrobates tous les soirs Artist: F Appel (lithographer) Date: 1890  Title: Folies-Bergère. Le plus nouveau spectacle. Le kangourou boxeur Artist: F Appel […]

Morning Mist in Parc de la Tete d’Or, Lyons.

A person walks through the morning mist across the Parc de la Tete d’Or in downtown Lyon, France, early on 12 October, 2017. Image Credit: Photograph by Jeff Pachoud / AFP / Getty. Source: Images of the Season: Fall Is in the Air, Part II – The Atlantic

Organic Forest Sculptures in La Colle sur Loup.

“I had been making sculptures with found materials in forests at different times over 10 years,” Spencer Byles told Bored Panda. “I felt I needed to concentrate on one large project and produce good quality photographs of each sculpture” In an extraordinary act of devotion to his art, sculptural artist Spencer Byles spent a year […]