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Marc Cooper: lots of photos - black and white, street photography, landscapes, people, places. Welcome to my website. Yes, this is my website and you're welcome to it.

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Someone Lives Here

Woman dragging bin bags along the street

Self-portrait in broken mirror

Paris Collection

"Paris is like a mistress who does not grow old and she has other lovers now" - Ernest Hemingway

Gifts to self - two Vivian Maier photography books

Parisiens

Eel Pie Island bridge

Grand Mosque in Paris

Grand Mosque Paris

It’s quiet. Clean, marble and white floors, and dark wooden doors.

Grand Mosque Paris

Pockets of sweet-smelling courtyards, of crumbling chalky steps and thick pillars. Long shadows stretch into the evening. 

Grand Mosque Paris

The hum of prayers as worshippers mingle with tourists. A small pile of shoes and bare feet slapping, visitors snapping cameras and craning their necks.

Grand Mosque Paris

I visited the Grand Mosque in Paris on the day it was revealed that a second American news reporter had been beheaded by a reported representatives of a political/religious group called ISIS (said to stand for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.)

Grand Mosque Paris

The brutality and chaos of that event, could not be further away from the peace and serenity of the Grand Mosque. It sits next to the well-known Jardin des Plantes, about 15 or 20 minutes’ walk from the River Seine and the Pont Marie metro station.

Never in central Paris have I found anywhere so quiet and clean, and both massive and at the same time humble.

Grand Mosque Paris

And after you spend hours, or even just minutes, soaking it all in, you can go round the corner for a cup of sweet mint tea.

Cafe at the Grand Mosque Paris

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Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France

Black windows, White house, One woman

Fuji x100s wide angle lens

This just arrived in the post. Gorgeous small wide angle lens to convert the x100s for landscape/wide shots. 

Sunset over Paris

Bristol Airport photos - a theme park to wait in

Inside the departures lounge area of Bristol Airport. Some black and white photos taken while waiting for my flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. 

Bristol Airport

There is something unworldly about the ‘other’ side of the airport. Once you’re through the customs desk and security checks, it’s like limbo. 

Bristol Airport

It’s like a dull theme park. Disney World but emptier. Fewer people dressed up as animals, more seating and coffee.

Bristol Airport

Lots of glass and polished floors and tubes of steel. 

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Bristol Airport

And many people waiting. 

Bristol Airport

And waiting

Bristol Airport

But in the end, the rides are pretty good. And worth waiting for.

Three Steps, One Pub.

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Bourgeois Middlesbrough

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