Friday, July 30, 2010

Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs


"Amidst the pages of these thick books, in flattened type, marvels appeared.  Like straight lilies there surge up young men, who are, thanks in part to me, both princes and beggars."

-Jean Genet

Thanks to He of Wandering Eyes for the wonderful recommendation.


Photographs by the amazing Emil Cadoo

7 comments:

W.E. said...

You have just made my week with this post!

Daniel-Halifax said...

That book made my life!

victoria thorne said...

unforgettable. you do find the best.

little augury said...

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
(I find this quote apropos here and just left the same at Ivan's site. We are all connected, even the keys as we type.

Daniel-Halifax said...

victoria-thank you...i think the same about you

pgt-I saw the beautiful quote on Ivan's and thank you for putting it on mine! You have a way!

Laurent said...

I'm very inclined to borrow one of these photographs for a posting I'm contemplating on a question Genet would have simplified for me greatly. I'll drop you a note to assure you of one's good will in the matter - and of attribution, naturally. Excellent posting.

Daniel-Halifax said...

Merci Laurent, I've seen your lovely comments around...looking forward to your blog!