Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
prefecture is a large building located on the Île de la Cité (opposite to Notre Dame). It is the head quarters of the Paris (and surroundings) police which manages emergency services, administrative duties (ID cards, driver licenses and "permis de séjour" for foreigners!). Their building (old 19th century barracks) is absolutely beautiful, especially at night.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Octroi, a toll that was collected at each gate of Paris (the main entrances are called gate in Paris) until 1943 on certain goods.,. Now it does not exist anymore, but they found other ways of taxing people!!
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Tags 01st Photographed at Cour Carrée et Pyramide du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Emile-Antoine Bourdelle that I found at rue de Lille, near the back entrance of Le Musée d'Orsay. The first one is called La Victoire (the Victory) and the second one La force de la volonté (the strength of willpower). Quick photography remark; I always find it hard to shoot statues, because they always seem to absorb the light. These ones were even harder, as they would blend in the background!
Friday, September 05, 2014
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Monte la-dessus et tu verras montmartre" (step on this and you'll see Montmartre!) and I could not help but think about it when I saw this photo on my computer - for yes, the little church on the hill in the background is le Sacré Coeur.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Monday, September 01, 2014
Have a look at rusty stuff around the world, thanks to the CityDailyPhoto blogger portal!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Le Bistrot du sommelier, a restaurant located in the 8th arrondissement, where they have a little private lounge where you can have a little privacy. The food is stunning and so is the wine for the owner of the place is one the best sommeliers (wine expert) in the world. He is also a MOF (Meilleur ouvrier de France), which is a prestigious award, granted to workers and artisans who excel in their art.
Friday, August 29, 2014
friends of his who are lucky enough to have a large terrace on the rooftop of a Paris building. The view was as stunning as was the company...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
in this beautiful video.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
'Institut du Monde Arabe, a Paris building (mostly a museum) dedicated to the Arab world, several times, but I never showed you the inside, and especially the clever windows that open or shut automatically like a camera lense (or a human eye!) according to the outside light. Here you go then... A shot that I took on the last floor (Parisians will know that I did not take it yesterday as it rained almost all day!).
Tags 05th, black and white, Museum Photographed at 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Tags 04th, French history Photographed at Hôtel de Ville, Place de l'Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris, France
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Paris botanical garden is one of my favorite gardens in Paris. It's large (28 hectares), never too crowded, offers a lot of shade when it's too hot, and has a lot to offer in terms of plants (including two giant green houses) and animal life. In one of its ends there is a museum (sheltered in the building that you can see in the background) with lots of interesting stuff (including the French Mineralogy Museum, where I was lucky enough to photograph the French Crown jewels once).
Tags 05th, Garden Photographed at 36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris, France
Saturday, August 23, 2014
worth a visit if you happen to be in Le Marais.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Art against Poverty" (it's written in the vertical graffito). Beyond the political message, I thought the piece of art was pretty good.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
nstitut du Monde Arabe. It's located on the Eastern part of Paris, where there are slightly less monuments to see, but you can still enjoy a nice view on the Ile Saint Louis and on the back of Notre Dame (in the background in this photo). The entrance is free and if you feel like having a drink, there is, of course, a little Lebanese café/restaurant at your disposal...
Tags 05th, Must see, view Photographed at 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris, France