Waking up in my hotel in Marseille I saw these advanced window cleaners on the building housing the bank Caisse d'Epargne across the street Allée Turcat Méry. I suppose they were mountaineers as they didn't seem to mind working only attached to a rope.
The building mirrored my hotel - the Holiday Inn Avenue Prado - both being rather new and equipped with large window façades. Supposedly giving these fellows a steady income.
Marseille turned out to be a beautiful city, with an intense street life. Whether the 3.4 km (2.11 mile) long and 60 meter (66 yard) wide Avenue du Prado or the winding alleys up to the basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde above the Old Port.
The song "When I'm Cleaning Windows" (a.k.a. "The Window Cleaner") was performed by British singer George Formby playing his ukulele. It first appeared in a 1936 movie.
Not a job for those afraid of heights...
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annjackman (18891) 2012-03-15 23:02
I like this very much and good to have got the view square-on rather than from street level. The colours and clarity are super. It is wonderful the way that the window cleaners blend in with the reflections. Excellent image.
bergese (6699) 2012-03-16 1:25
Un bel hommage à ces hommes qui prennent des risques pour que nous puissions faire de beaux reflets comme ceux que tu nous proposes.Bon cadrage.
- Copyright: Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) (2424)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i, AF 4.0mm f/2.4, JPEG 100 ISO
- Exposure: f/2.4, 1/400 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Fall in Europe - October 2011
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-15 22:26