I like variety and try to stay alert and ready for the unexpected. My wish is that some of the enthusiasm and persistence I put into it will show in my selection of photographs from Paris, France and surrounding areas. My aim is to present a festival of diverse images, such that anyone viewing them in the future might gain a clearer understanding of how things looked around here in the 1st quarter of the 21st century. And whenever a picture pleases someone here and now, well, that would be better than the proverbial icing on the cake. Oh, and by the way, since this is a bio, I am and have been an 'American in Paris' for about 40 years now. Took up photography about 7 years ago.