Soon It'll be Christmas // Bientot Noel {Paris Street Photography}

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Soon It'll be Christmas // Bientôt Noël © Chant Wagner

We're starting a new series of Advent street photographs, following up on last year's series, which focused on all forms and incarnations of Christmas trees we could find...

Well, this year it's going to be more of the same. Tonight is a scene in which a shop is about to be decorated, framed by fir shrubbery. It's a behind-the-scenes on the pavement. It's about work.

Reflecting upon a sense of familiarity about it, I am reminded, in a very distant manner, of L'Angélus by Millet. It's work and the near end of it, a pause, and a moment devoted to the sacred, in principle, at the end of the day. Even more so since a young man was standing there just before.

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