Quincaillerie (iron monger or hardware store) is apparently a word English speakers pain to pronounce.

This woman was walking down the street and slowed down in front of the shop. The shop itself is the story: it used to be called Serge Blanco, who was a French rugby player in the 80s. He must have had a chain of shops in his name and I’m guessing they’ve disappeared.

The photo was taken with my Canon 350D + Tamron 28-300mm.

The processing was straightforward:

  • Increase contrast in the stone work.
  • Darken the pavement
  • Leave the rest untouched.
  • Add some film grain.