Paris 2014: The Neighborhood Cinema

It was one of those rainy days in Paris and we decided to walk around the neighborhood and visit a couple of the local Catholic churches, Saint-Sulpice and Saint-Germain. Walking home via Boulevard Saint-Germain, we passed by the local movie theater and I took this picture. Our apartment was just around the corner and down a couple of blocks.

The MK2 Odéon started out in 1977 as the Paramount Odéon with the screening of Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1931 movie City Lights. Charlie’s daughter Josephine was in attendance. The theater was renamed 14 Juillet Odéon for awhile and then became the MK2 Odéon. There are many MK2 theaters all over Paris. The MK2 Hautefeuille is just a few blocks away near Boulevard Saint-Michel.

The MK2 Odéon on Boulevard Saint-Germain.

The MK2 Odéon on Boulevard Saint-Germain.

I changed the color photo to black and white in Lightroom and the posters and the raincoats and the wet sidewalk seemed to jump out to create a different mood. Now I know why many street photographers prefer to shoot in black and white. This photo is my entry to Laura and Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge over on Leanne’s website. Why don’t you go see what other photographers are doing in monochrome?


About crowcanyonjournal

I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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1 Response to Paris 2014: The Neighborhood Cinema

  1. Henry Smith says:

    I happened upon your blog and love it. Thank you. Henry Smith.

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