DescriptionDate: 1925Location: Paris -- Rue VavinCurrent Location: Ashley DicksThis photograph is one of two well-known images taken by Kertész from the windows of his hotel when he first arrived in Paris. They appear side by side in Kertész’s Day of Paris (1945). Both photographs demonstrate trademark features of Kertész’s work—angular composition, fascination with pattern and texture, and above all, story. In this image, the camera focuses on an elderly woman, who herself is captivated by an unknown scene below. Here Kertész inspires the observer to imagine not only what has caused the woman to look down but what narratives are taking place just out of sight through the adjacent windows. The repetition of identical yet strikingly individual manmade objects—in this image, the windows—is a common theme in Kertész’s Paris photographs.