August 29, 2008
"Ai emu naught eh Munkyee!"
Ok, so let me explain this photo and the hand in it on the left. As I said in a previous post, it was POURING rain. No one was in the streets as they were all huddled under cafe's or standing on the side of the road under their umbrellas. Who was in the street you ask? POLICE. Again, EVERYWHERE. They were just standing there getting dumped on. I saw them and I told my brother to ride over to them. Again, everyone is looking at us like we are crazy, or well, American, for riding bikes in the rain in Paris. We come up on the police just standing there and I bust out my Yashica to take a couple shots. We are on the sidewalk. And the biggest of the police comes running up to me screaming in French. And then switches to English screaming:
"I am not a monkey!"
I responded back in slang saying words I won't repeat here. Needless to say, he did not understand me.
And to be completely clear, there is nothing illegal about photographing ANYONE who is out in public if you are on a sidewalk.