The editors of WordPress have chosen “Lust” as the word of the day for my daily inspiration. I am happy to accommodate them with my own interpretation and inspired rendering of this volatile, combustible, and knocked out loaded word.
I take you to the lust capitals of the world, two sister cites really, which gives an extra added dimension to the word lust, if you catch my meaning.
So here we have visual evidence of the lusty nature of these two great cities: Philadelphia and Paris.
A Philly stripper goes into the Candy Store for stripper supplies.
“Of all the worldly Passions, lust is the most intense.”
Purple Orchid, Philadelphia
“She was perfect, pure maddening sex, and she knew it, and she played on it, dripped it, and allowed you to suffer for it.”
– Charles Bukowski
Ozz Gentleman’s Club, Philadelphia
“Lust is the source of all our actions, and humanity.”
― Blaise Pascal
Club Ozz, Philadelphia
“I live for sex. I celebrate it, and relish the electricity of it, with every fibre of my being. I can see no better reason for being alive.”
― Fiona Thrust
Sex Shop on South Street in Philly
“The world is divided into those who screw and those who do not. He distrusted those who did not—when they strayed from the straight and narrow it was something so unusual for them that they bragged about love as if they had just invented it.”
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
Leather and Latex, Philly
“Lust’s Passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.”
-Marquis de Sade
Moulin Rouge in Paris where girls who can Cancan
“Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.”
– Marquis de Sade
Pussy’s Gentleman’s Club, Paris
“I can resit anything but temptation.”
– Oscar Wilde
Sex Shop, Paris
“There’s something here, my dear boy, that you don’t understand yet. A man will fall in love with some beauty, with a woman’s body, or even a part of a woman’s body (a sensualist can understand that) and he’ll abandon his own children for her, sell his father and mother, and his country, Russia, too. If he’s honest, he’ll steal; if he’s humane, he’ll murder; if he’s faithful, he’ll deceive.”
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
La Diva, Paris
“Only the united beat of sex and the heart can create ecstasy.”
New Girl’s, Paris
“To have her here in bed with me, breathing on me, her hair in my mouth – I count that as something of a miracle.”
Paris Museum of Erotic Art
All photos by me.