Saturday 8 March 2008

L'Inconnue de la Seine

Wow. Seems like it's been quite a while since I blogged. So long actually that They have changed the log in. It's been a while since I've been rather taken with something, but today I was really intrigued by an article I read.

Saturday morning swimming lessons serve two purposes. They teach the progeny to swim, and they let the mother read old newspapers. Today I took along a number of things including the Good Weekend from 19/1/08. I took it mainly to read an article on Peter Carey. That was interesting enough. Then I glanced casually at the next article, it didn't initially look my kind of thing, but then I noticed a photo caption using the name Asmund Laerdal. And I was in. I never knew that Laerdal was an acutal persons name, well had never thought about it, and just presumed it was a company name, and the name of a bag.

The article was reprinted from the Guardian it seems, as many things are. It had everything to make it interesting- history, medicine, literature, Paris, the possible suicide of a beautiful young girl. I'd never come across the story of L'Inconnue before, it's rather mesmerising.

A friend is in Paris this weekend, taunting me daily with her facebook status. So thoughts are turned towards Paris this weekend anyway. Let's take a look at Paris Daily Photo.