Category Archives: France

In Flanders Fields ~ We are the Dead

Day 361 of Colourisation Project – May 3 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Inspired by the death of his friend in combat, Canadian Officer, Major John McCrae composed one … Continue reading

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Jean Genet ~ The Outcast Scribe

Day 343 of Colourisation Project – April 15 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  “Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its … Continue reading

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RIP – The Singing Nun

Day 326 of Colourisation Project – March 29 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. When police officers found the lifeless bodies of 52-year-old Jeanine Deckers and her lover, Annie Pecher … Continue reading

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Jules Verne – Patron Saint of Science Fiction

Day 321 of Colourisation Project – March 24 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Universally recognized as the patron saint of science fiction, his works have laid much of the foundation … Continue reading

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Félix Nadar – Pioneering Visual Biographer

Day 320 of Colourisation Project – March 23 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. What do Sarah Bernhardt, Alexandre Dumas (pere), Alexandre Dumas (fils), George Sand, Franz Liszt, Édouard Manet, Hector … Continue reading

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The Curie Dynasty

Day 314 of Colourisation Project – March 17 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born in Paris, France in 1897, Irène Joliot-Curie was a French physicist, who married another French … Continue reading

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Maurice Ravel ~ Unraveling Boléro

Day 304 of Colourisation Project – March 7 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. In the 1979 movie 10, Bo Derek’s character asks, “Did you ever do it to Ravel’s … Continue reading

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Bessie Coleman – Free Barnstorming Pilot

Day 264 of Colourisation Project – January 26 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born on this day, January 26, in 1892, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman broke through the gender and … Continue reading

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Édith Piaf – La Voix

Day 226 of Colourisation Project – December 19 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born in Paris on this day, December 19, 1915, Édith Giovanna Gassion, better known as Édith … Continue reading

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Jean Marais – Swashbuckling Icon

Day 218 of Colourisation Project – December 11 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born this day, December 11, 1913, Jean Marais was a popular French cinema actor and director … Continue reading

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