Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, March 09, 2014
here). Yesterday, with the sun it was absolutely gorgeous.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Friday, March 07, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
The Economist. I thought this golden door knob that I shot today on my way to the doctor's office was perfect to illustrate this sad fact!
Tags 10th Photographed at 130 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris, France
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Le Carreau du temple. It has a very interesting history and used to be among many things, a covered clothes market that lasted until year 2000. In 1976, the local mayor thought of tearing it down to replace it with a... parking lot! but people protested and the stupid project never saw the light of day. Between 2007 and now, it has totally been renovated and turned into a 250 seat auditorium and - below ground level - sport and cultural facilities, including a recording studio. I cannot wait till I visit the inside!
Monday, March 03, 2014
reception hall, located in Le Passage Jouffroy. Only they had a big music band following them (and their guests!). Huge success ;-) and many smiles on people's faces around them, including me...
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Jack Le Black" an artist I had never heard before who also sells T-shirts on the Internet apparently. Have a great Sunday everyone, I'll be working all day today ;-(
Saturday, March 01, 2014
people on the street) I'll make an exception. And I am sure that these two young ladies won't mind ;-) Happy CDP theme day everyone!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tags 04th Photographed at Le Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tags Suburbs Photographed at Paris-Charles De Gaulle (CDG), 95700 Roissy-en-France, France
Monday, February 24, 2014
Tags 12th, gardens, Sun Photographed at Parc de Bercy, 128 Quai de Bercy, 75012 Paris, France
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
favorite mannequins store, it's been a while ;-) From their attitude you can tell that summer is coming! It's actually the first time I see a mannequin in a diving position ;-) Anyway, I just wanted to put a little summer in your day, with a few weeks in advance ;-) (well for those who live in the Northern Hemisphere).
Friday, February 21, 2014
Tags 12th Photographed at Parc de Bercy, 128 Quai de Bercy, 75012 Paris, France
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Greenpeace France, an activist association that is very good at providing the media with strong images. Proof is... that they even made it to PDP ;-) Now if you wonder if I woke up at 5am to be on time to take this photo, well, no! It was taken by Greenpeace photographer Pierre Baëlen.
Tags 08th, French Politics Photographed at 55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
this post from November 2012? At that time Les Halles (the area that used to be the central market of Paris from 1135 till the early 70's, when they transferred it to Rungis, in the suburbs) was totally destroyed as they were working on its complete renovation. Even this big head - called L'Ecoute, by Henri de Miller - was barely visible. Well I went back there a couple of days ago and it has changed a great deal already, you can even walk around the head like before... Pretty soon the cranes will be gone too...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
free hugs, I can assure you! I witnessed this scene in front of La Gare Saint Lazare where these two charming ladies (Kathryn Hudson on the left and my favorite kiwi Roniece on the right) would open their arms to hug anyone who wanted to. It did not last very long as... the SNCF (French railway company) police asked them to give hugs somewhere else! Which they did, with a lot of success! I would never dare doing something like that, so I'm really impressed that they did. Bravo Mesdames !
Monday, February 17, 2014
Le Boudoir des Cocottes. A boudoir is a private room where ladies can "powder their nose" and a cocotte is, well, a lady who is a little vain, in a nice way. This van is precisely made for them... They can have a manicure, make up, beauty tips... for affordable prices. How clever! I'm sure it's going to be a big success! Check the website.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
More and more graffiti artists don't paint directly on the walls, they first draw or paint on paper and glue it to the walls of Paris. Nothing gets damaged, they have plenty of time to finish their work and their piece of art is not lost when it's covered by another one, or cleaned par the Paris anti graffiti "police"! I know nothing about this artist, but I wish I did, for I really love this image. Have a great Sunday everyone, even if the weather goes crazy in some parts of the world!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
April showers in English, according to Wikipedia!). This phenomenon generally happens in March, but this year the weather must be a little desynchronized, as Les Giboulées have started! I took this photo outside my local town hall, and, well, it's a classic, but I still like it;-)
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
see here, if you're interested). It will be totally underground and fully automated (therefore never be "on strike"!). Its construction should start next year and it should be completed in 2020 (yeah, right!)
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Yes, I know, another of these rain photos that I have taken so many times... (It rains quite a lot in Paris!), but I can't help it; it's been only 5 days that I came back to Paris after Thailand and and I'm already fed up with the rain and the cold! Just one positive aspect... humidity helps make interesting photos ;-)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Tags 04th, black and white Photographed at Hôtel de Ville, Place de l'Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris, France
Monday, February 10, 2014
is heading West, towards the United States and more precisely towards Silicon Valley, where a lot of young French entrepreneurs moved to create or work in start-ups. He goes there to learn from the local eco-system, but also to try to collect a few dimes from the digital giant such as Google or Amazon... I though that posting a photo of one of the "founding fathers" - and the 3rd President - of the country was appropriate. This statue of Thomas Jefferson is actually at the end of the
Le Pont des arts Passerelle Léopold Sédar Senghor on the left bank.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
SnapCar, LeCab, Chauffeur-Privé and Allocab )are trying to sneak in and grab a share of the cake, by bypassing this numerus clausus. Taxi drivers are very angry and since they have the power to paralyze the streets, governments have always given in... This time however, they might not win so easily, because their competitors really have the support of the general public.
Tags 08th, Taxi Photographed at Champs-Élysées, Rue Jean Goujon, 75008 Paris, France