Monday, November 24, 2008

yet another pool



Most of you know about the old 1933 abandoned swimming pool north of Paris. Most of you know I've photographed every angle it has to offer and even some it doesn't. Most of you know Ive just about finished shooting that pool which is the subject of my a film called' les eaux muettes' (see www.philipbrooker.com) BUT! What most of you do not know until now, is that I have found another pool, YES ANOTHER POOL!!! and IT'S ABANDONED!!! and It's designed by the same architect . I took my first trip there this sunday with my new friend and tour guide Blandine. It's not easy to get to, it involves the metro, the RER train, a car and a small boat..oh! and my feet (lots of walking and climbing). The day I went it snowed like crazy then turned to driving rain then sleet then ...oh you get the picture...Above is a snap shot of the place. It's going to be fun shooting it. I had better hurry because there are plans to make it all beautiful again with a hotel etc, not really my idea of beauty... Next time I go out there I'm going to pick a sunny day. It has taken me 2 days to finally thaw out.

This project will be included in a book and a boxed portfolio.More about that later.....now where did I put my cashmere socks?

5 comments:

blandine BOYER said...

Come on, not an other Dickens story, little boy with cold feet !
You can't walk in mud and climb fences with this fashionistas Converse of yours
Get real shoes, hugly ones, waterproof...
Nobody is looking

The Hovel said...

Nice....very nice...but where was the pool in the photo?

Anonymous said...

More, more, and more...definately an intriguing one...

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about toothbrush, they sell some in the
States (not like France)
French might not use much soap or many toothbrushes but they invented bidet, the only way to wash "down there" without getting wet feet...

Anonymous said...

Who is the architect.
where is it???
get some boots