Monday, March 31, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Earth Hour ("one hour for the planet" in France). Only "for security reasons" (really?!) the Eiffel Tower hour only lasted.. 5 minutes. But it made it to the news, so I suppose it was enough to raise the awareness of many people on the necessity to turn off the lights when not needed! I'll be honest, I did not take this photo while the lights were out, but a long time ago. I just thought it was perfect for the occasion...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
a restaurant in San Jose, close to my hotel and there you go! I really had a great time, being surrounded with people I mostly know virtually though the comments they make on PDP or Facebook. Some even thought of bringing some of my favorite Ceasar salad dressing, for me to take back to Paris ;-) A big thank you to (from left to right): Denis, Jeanne (aka French Twist), Eileen, Mariatta, Sara, Jim, Jocelyn, Suzy, Daniel, Beverly. More on Facebook, if you're on it!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Paris Art Fair will start at the Grand Palais. There will also be a lot of art happening within Paris and it's always fun and interesting. To start with, here is the giant iron fist that Chinese artist Liu Bolin (劉勃麟) had installed in front of Le Grand Palais, where I took this photo on Saturday. A beautiful and massive piece of art (7,60 meter high - 25 feet) and 7 tons) that is also - according to Liu Bolin - a political claim.
Tags 08th, Art Photographed at Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France
Sunday, March 23, 2014
come to the little PDP gathering on Tuesday if you're in the neighborhood!) . I looked everywhere for a California related photo that I could take in Paris and ended up on this website, promoting a food truck called Cantine California... I went to where the site said it was located at lunch time yesterday and did not resist ordering a burger... And I did not regret it! I'm telling you, this is the best burger place I've ever eaten at in the whole world! I'll be back, for sure...
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
an article in Le Figaro, in which they elected the 5 best macaron places in Paris. The winners are: Jean-Paul Hévin, Pierre Hermé, Sadaharu Aoki, Arnaud Larher, Dalloyau. I did not know most of these places...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
American Women's Clubs Overseas - Paris. Purpose of the meeting: taste the hot chocolate from Le Grand Colbert (among the 5 best ones in Paris apparently) and answer a quiz about Paris (which believe it or not, I failed!). It was fun! A big round of applause for Lynn who was born to live on stage!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
on several buildings a plaque on which some important historical fact is reported. Like "this was the house of Victor Hugo" or "in front of this wall X people have been shot by the Nazis", etc. Well this one is much funnier! It says "On April 17, 1967, nothing happened here! It's a remain of an art "movement" that took place around 2002: "Celebrate non historical moments", was their (apparently they were two!) intention...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Paris March 13, 2013
Paris March 13, 2014
It's really incredible! Here are two photos that I took exactly on the same date, one year apart. The snow is fun, but the sun is fine, especially when you can lay in it, like these people in the Jardin du Luxembourg. It won't last forever, or course, but at least until Sunday ;-)
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
well the Londoners find it hard to believe ;-)), but it may also be one of the most polluted cities. Look at this photo I took at the Trocadero yesterday; can you see how "foggy" it is? Well it's entirely due to the pollution which, at the moment, is pretty high. An NGO has even pressed chargers, claiming that the Government does not take enough measures to fight pollution and that it is responsible for the premature deaths of many people! [Sorry for the jpeg compression effect on the right - where the sun is - it's not the pollution, but Blogger!]
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Eugen Sitta), I now know who painted this: Christian Guémy aka C215.
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!