Paris being the City of Light may make us forget that chiaroscuro has also its place in the city. ok, the photo may not be the best case for it, but like all photos here, they are just reminders and bookmarks to thoughts and experiences. this is a well-travelled corner in Paris for me, because the post office is at the opposite corner, and I make the trek there to mail letters after a writing session at a favourite cafe, and potentially, a lunch at a favorite Jewish deli. I have noticed this particular light/darkness play before, but often not carrying the right camera/lens combination. also, one has to be at the right moment (time of sunny day, and season) to catch the sun slicing architecture properly. (this one is a near-miss, though other takes could have worked.) the chiaroscuros of Paris seem to be noticed (by me) when my thinking is in the same frame of mind: life has its light (desires) and darkness over things we are uncertain how they will turn out. much of that thinking happened in this trip, and not for the first time, but this time it is more of a shift in life... at many levels. the darkness is strong with this one.