had colonies (namely in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia) and fought to keep them (hence this monument). I think it's pretty ugly, to be honest, but historically interesting (they even planted palm trees even though the Paris weather is not exactly palm tree friendly LOL!).
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tags 12th, Music Photographed at Opéra Bastille, 120 Rue de Lyon, 75012 Paris, France
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Ariane Mnouchkine, a very famous French stage director. It's a definite must see if you love theater (check the program here).
Thursday, October 16, 2014
photos by American photographer Garry Winogrand) at the musée du Jeu de paume in the Tuileries. When I came out of the museum, the sun was going down on the Place de la Concorde and there were a few people on a bench admiring the scenery. It was gorgeous.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tags 11th Photographed at Place de la Bastille, Place de la Bastille, 75011 Paris, France
Monday, October 13, 2014
The Montmartre vendanges harvest is much more than the fireworks I showed you yesterday... It's also about a parade that starts in the Square Clignancourt and goes up all the way to the top of Montmartre. And guess where I was on Saturday? In Gail Boisclair's apartment (the owner of PerfectlyParis Paris accommodation site) who happens to live in the Square Clignancourt (how convenient!). This is how I got the opportunity to take these photos (a wine confrèrie - wine brotherhood) marching towards the mont!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
om the apartment of my dear friends who have a direct view on the Sacré Coeur. Yes, it was breath taking!
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Tags 03rd, Night Shot Photographed at Le Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Tags 01st, Must see, Night Shot Photographed at Conciergerie, 2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Monday, October 06, 2014
remember?) including a little glass of Champagne before the movie. Don't go thinking that I had any special privileges, I simply took part in the Sunday Night Film Club at the Royal Monceau where they were showing one of my favorite movies: Lawrence of Arabia. A great evening (that I owe once more to Lynn! aka PHX-CDG to followers of this blog!)
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Peninsula Hotel, the brand new luxury hotel that opened on August 1st after 4 years of work! Large swimming pool, SPA, 45 suites, art pieces everywhere, outstanding service and, of course, excellent restaurants. One in particular called L'oiseau blanc (after the name of a plane that disappeared in 1927), located at the top of the hotel, facing the Eiffel tower (bien sûr...). Thanks to AALynn (that you know if you've been following this blog for a long time) I had the please of having lunch there, in excellent company! It was unforgettable... (and before you ask, no, I walk discuss price here!).
Friday, October 03, 2014
Tags 12th, gardens Photographed at Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris, France
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Last Sunday I passed by the Chateau de Vincennes, in the East of Paris, and I came across the parade of Le garde républicaine (Republican Guard) a French army body which is part of the French Gendarmerie in charge of the Paris area security and for providing guards of honor. What you see in this photo is not the actual Republican Guard, but a reenactment of the Imperial Guard, which was the equivalent under Napoleon! I did not resist posting a photo of this little boy, trying blocking his ears because of the enormous noise produced but the guns (original ones, no doubt!)
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
on the CDP portal.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Paris plane - plane means to glide in French) in the 12th arrondissement, so I went here. It was interesting, but not captivating, to be honest... and very difficult to photograph. Here is the best I could do (I know this could have been taken in any sky on the planet!). Anyway, have a great Monday, I hope this will be inspirational ;-)
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jean-Charles Alphand, a French Engineer who took part in the renovation of Paris under the direction of Baron Haussmann between 1852 and 1870. It was inaugurated in 1899 (December) and shows Alphand (in the middle on the pedestal) and his coworkers Edmond Huet, Joseph Bouvard et le peintre Alfred Roll. Pretty odd!