Harajuku Beauty Waiting at a Pedestrian Crossing
During a visit to Japan I spent a morning in Harajuku, the — probably still — hip and fashionable place to be, at least when you are under 25. There are tons of characters walking around the street with the most astonishing hairstyle, clothes or outfit. One of those characters was the girl in the picture standing at a pedestrian crossing, waiting to cross the street, looking at her mobile phone.
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Pink chairs in the autumn sun.
This is one of my first pictures I uploaded to Instagram. It was taken in 2015 outside of CERN close to the tram station where I was waiting for the tram to go to work. The chairs were apparently abandoned and put outside for someone to collect, or to be thrown in the trash.
It was early in the morning, and the sun was shining nice and warm, highlighting the colours of the foliage as well as the pink paint that was coming off slowly from the chairs after having withstood the rain, the wind, and the sun for several years.
How the chairs got there, I have no idea. They certainly are not the usual furniture found at a particle accelerator laboratory. Whatever made them end up in this place, what caught my eye was the combination of colours from the decaying leaves and from the crumbling paint of the chairs in the still warm autumn sun.
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