Not long ago, when I was in Paris, I was walking through the 2nd arrondissement on my way to UGC Ciné-Cité at Les Halles when it began to bucket down with rain. I wasn’t in a rush, so I took refuge in Le Passage du Grand-Cerf, a beautiful covered passage where I had once bought a necklace from Eric et Lydie.
I wasn’t the only one taking shelter. The passage was thronged. I started off trying to take photographs of just the wrought iron structure and shop signs, but since it was impossible to do that without people walking in front of me, I gave up and just decided instead to include them in the frame.