Description I wanted to capture the sign promoting the mysterious beverage on this side street off the market in Antibes. Once banned in the United States and much of Europe, absinthe 'la fe verte' (the green fairy) was the drink of choice for many artists of the day - van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Hemingway among them. Pause and observe the variety of retaurants and shops on just this small street.
Allen Sheffield, El Paso Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement I am a retired university lecturer by vocation, but I am a photographer, writer, and very occasional voice talent by avocation.
My wife and I love to travel - usually pulling our little camper, but we made trips to Machu Picchu and The Galapagos in 2007, and 2 weeks driving in England to start 2008. For a retirement reward to ourselves in early June 2012, we spent two weeks in France. We started in Nice and then took a week long cruise up the Rhone River before spending just a few days in Paris.
In January 2014, we spent a fantastic week on the Amazon River above Iquitos, Peru.
I have been taking pictures for over 50 years, so I have quite a variety of images. Check my website if you are interested in some old pix.