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Miss Boucheron, however seductive and beguiling may have been with her fragrance of spicy tropical fruits blended with sheer bright florals, could not bring these Ottawa men to halt and grant her an appreciative glance. Much to her chagrin, not even her little tickle-string did the desired effect... both men were running, in opposite directions, without caring for her mauve lure.

(The scene couldn't help reminding me, in a twisted way, of the story in Homer's Odyssey: Odysseus is warned by Circe that he will pass the island of the sirens whose songs are so seductive that his men's ears would need to be plugged by wax if the ship is to reach Ithaca... However, Odysseus ties himself to the mast so that he may listen to their irresistible songs without acting upon them...our Ottawa Odysseus under the Siren on the poster chose to plug his own ear instead... :-)

(A feeble technical excuse: I know this shot is not without its mishaps--say the truncated feet of Odysseus, to start with. I was standing very close to the scene and didn't have time to back out to the road behind me without chopping either Odysseus's feet or Miss B's head. I opted for the former--had I chosen the photographically more successful third solution, a car might have chopped either my own head or feet... so is my feeble excuse ;)

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