Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Interesting Coincidences

Paris, France and Lucerne Switzerland
This post is dedicated to my friend Owen (MAGIC LANTERN SHOW). Owen is an excellent photographer and blogger. He recently posted a photo of a tree in Paris with a woman's legs sticking out from it, she was actually just sitting on the other side but it was a fun illusion. In the post Owen asked "Did you ever see a tree with legs?" Click here to see his post, it's the third photo from the bottom. As you can see in my top photo, my answer is yes and I just happened to take this picture in Paris last fall two days after I met Owen. The next photo might be even more of a coincidence. Click here to see Owen's picture of a green women's bicycle that was thrown into a canal in Amiens, France. He posted it November 2, 2009 and I took the above picture exactly a year later on November 2, 2010 in Lucerne, Switzerland.  :)


  1. Awesome captures and amazing coincidence!! I do love these, James, going to have to check out the other site now! Thanks for sharing as always! Hope your week is going well!


  2. Wow, it took me a while to go through all of Owen's photos to find the woman's legs, because he had some very interesting things there, didn't he?
    But the coincidences, James — wow!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Coincidence but not only coincidence! Did you notice: when you have a broken leg: a lot of people you cross have a broken leg too... ;-)
    Training of the eye!
    Great great pictures!

  4. I think it's pretty amazing these coincidences! Love the photos.

  5. Great post James! Love your image of the leg!

  6. Hey !
    Many many thanks for this wonderful nod... Can't believe you found both a tree with a leg and a bicycle gone for a swim... Guess it just goes to show that there is nothing new under the sun. Only variations on themes. Love your tree leg there, looks very much alive. Yes, a hundred million shining thanks for seeing these, photographing them, and making the connections... You clearly have a phenomenal memory... maybe even a photographic memory ? :-)

    Take care James !

  7. Such unique and unusual images. One could almost say absurd. I love them both. How could I not? Clearly, you pay close attention to the world and the lives around you. Which in my humble opinion are the most valuable traits a photographer can possess...

  8. Couple of interesting shots, I also like the industrial decay shots on Owen's site.

  9. Very nice shots and interesting coincidences!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Hope you are having a nice and happy week***

  10. You and Owen are well connected!But if I understand his "tree with legs", yours is disturbing me!was it a sculpture? a mix of pictures?..We have a lot of swimming bikes around here too;What an unusual and interesting post!
    (PS: thanks for the infos about the documentary you saw about Nice. Funny to see how we're seen!)

  11. the coincidence of the sunken bikes is magical

    the tree leg shot is wonderful!!

  12. rxtremely beutiful photos!

    and so interesting ones

    dropping by sylvia's site to say hi!~

  13. how fun to share such unique coincidences with! this is such a great post...my compliments, James!

  14. WEll I"m thrilled you were able to meet our Owen who I met and spent and afternoon with last June., 2010. I hope to meet up again. He's a delight and a dear friend. If you're on the same page as Owen, you're doing well dear James! :)

  15. These are so intriguing and just beg for more answers to the questions that pop up in my head!

    So have decided on your travel plans yet, I take it Italy?

  16. James, congratulations!
    These pictures are amazing!

  17. Top marks on your bicycle in the water shot. One would think it was staged. Very nice.

  18. Two great photos James. I'm surprised nobody has fished that nice lookin bike out of the canal!