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In Search of Sepia…

In Search of Sepia…

It’s not that I particularly like sepia – in fact, give me good ol’ black and white anytime. Or colour. But I belong to a small group of very sympa photographers and friends who get together in Menton and the surrounding villages to  recreate the past in images of life as it was once lived. At the moment, we are ‘in the 1920s’ when sepia was still in use. In film photography, it was a chemical process carried out on silver-based photographic prints and had the advantage of being more resistant to the degradation of time. However, during the first decades of the 20th century this type of printing was being used less and less and by the 1930s had ended.
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‘No Dogs Allowed’ – except in France

‘No Dogs Allowed’ – except in France

Dogs are welcome in most restaurants and bars in France and Monaco, except perhaps the grandest.  The American Bar in the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, for example, will serve your champagne (what else would you order in the Hotel de Paris?)  And he’ll quickly return with a bowl of water served on a tray, laid with a white cloth, and a plate of dog biscuits should Monsieur le Chien be a little peckish.
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How it all started… and why this new blog

How it all started… and why this new blog

Dear Friends, Welcome my new blog.  I’ve prepared an imaginary red carpet for your arrival! So – a quick explanation of ‘why a new blog?’   I started blogging over ten years ago. The first was a blog about dogs who spent their holidays in my house in the south of France whilst their owners went away. Not a boarding kennels, but a ‘pension familiale’ – a home-from-home for dogs. They  lived in my house, slept where they wanted, on the sofa, in my armchair and often my bed! Then, a year later I started Menton Daily Photo and Monte Carlo Daily Photo and...

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