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
Monday, August 18, 2014
record by FKA Twigs (London).
Tags 04th, Graffiti, Street Artist Photographed at Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
this close up. Well, the same guy was here this year, only this time I took the photo from above (from the street level). This sand sculptor is really good I must say and he has a lot of success (even though there are probably much less passers by this year because of the poor weather). Anyway, it's Paris Plage's last weekend, pretty soon it'll be time to pack this sand and let the cars back into their realm!
Friday, August 15, 2014
site Love Without Locks). They also put stickers on the pavement at the entrance of the bridge. Will it work? I doubt it, especially since there are about 10 people selling locks on and around the bridge!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
La Conciergerie, a building that used to be part of the Palais de la Cité where the French kings used to live. It is also famous for having been a prison, especially during the French revolution; it's were Marie-Antoinette was kept prisoner until they decided to execute her (it's even possible to visit her cell and many other things if you wish - not before October 8 though). I thought it was ironic that because of the fence they installed to protect Paris Plage, this former prison was currently "caged". It also makes a cool photo ;-)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Raymond Berthillon, the founder of the famous Ile Saint Louis ice cream place passed away on Saturday, at the age of 90. If you've been to Paris, you've probably stood in line at least once in front of his landmark store - or in one of his approximately 150 Paris area resale shops. To maintain the quality of his ice cream and sherbets, Mr. Berthillon always refused to industrialize the production and would only offer seasonal flavors (depending on which fruit he would find at the market!). And of course, like any self-respecting Frenchman, he would close every August so that his employees would enjoy a month's vacation! So the next time you enjoy a Berthillon ice cream, remember to think of the man who started it all. More on Wikipedia.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Tags 09th, Fun Photographed at Parking Haussmann Galeries Lafayette, 48 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
Friday, August 08, 2014
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Carlo Sarrabezolles (I never knew of him before, but he seems to be better known for sculpting concrete than metal). We have a saying in French that goes: "Where there is life, there is hope" (tant qu'il y a de la vie, il y a de l'espoir), so I guess, there is still plenty of hope...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Tags 01st, gardens, Love Photographed at Jardin des Tuileries, 113 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Monday, August 04, 2014
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Tags 03rd, Event Photographed at Place de la République, Place de la République, 75011 Paris, France
Saturday, August 02, 2014
the market is on avenue de Saxe, not far from Place de Breteuil
Friday, August 01, 2014
I just read the news that McDonald's France has had its best year ever since their start in France! Which is ironic since, when they thought of extending to Europe, the McDonald's management never thought the French would go for such a food... The truth is... "they're loving it!" If you wan to see real local take away places, check what the CDP community has to offer.