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Trocadéro

Another scanned picture from my recently discovered slides. This time, the photo was taken in 1980, in Paris. To answer your question, which I know you are all asking right now, the blue/purple colour is the direct result of colour deterioration due to the temperature and humidity condition the slides suffered for almost 30 years. The picture was originally taken on AGFACHROME film and I am finding out now that the problem is only with this type of film. All the other slides, taken on Kodachrome 64 and Perutz, show proper colours even if they were subjected to the same neglected conditions.

Photo taken at “Jardin du Trocadéro” (Trocadero Garden) near the Eiffel Tower and showing the statue of “L’Homme” (the Man) by Pierre Traverse and the gilded bronze statue “Taureau et Daim” (Bull and Deer) by Paul Jouvre.

The garden is famous because of the remarkable Fountains of Varsovie, created in 1973 by Roger Expert and Paul Mâitre. The Fountains consist of a series of cascading basins, dominated by a large basin, with an array of 20 cannon styled water jets throwing 5,700 liters of water per second to a distance of 50 meters, as well as 56 water sprays throwing water 4 meters out and 12 vertical fountains throwing water 7 meters high.

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Additional Photos by Antonio Ribeiro (ribeiroantonio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4814 W: 466 N: 6476] (22637)
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