I’m sure you all know this famous Elliott Erwitt photo, Provence 55.
It’s one of those iconic photos—the kind that made an entire generation of Americans assume that all Frenchmen rode around on their bikes, carrying baguettes (without crunching off the heels! How did they do that? Clearly French people have more self-discipline than I do.).
They also always wear berets—which leads me to another question. Is there a word like ‘shod’ for hat-wearing?
Dorie Greenspan wrote a post about Provence 55 last year on her blog. She also included the link to a slideshow of Erwitt’s work.
This next photo is of a common Saturday morning view on Portland streets. In case you were wondering, it is not an Elliott Erwitt photo. It's a Grace Zivny photo, taken out the car window on my iphone. I did direct the shot.
What do you think. Lacinato kale and collard greens? Or Swiss chard?
Just so you know, all Portlanders do not wear shorts and tennis shoes. But many do. And don't worry--the photo is cropped. We obeyed all rules and etiquette of the road.