My favorite art and architecture of Paris come together in this one shot, two ways. See more shots in two ways here.
“One thing I’ve learned about art is that, it’s not perfect. It doesn’t have to be a flawless masterpiece. I’m not perfect, we’re not perfect… but right here, right now… is perfect. It’s a masterpiece.” ― Jac Prescott Winged Victory of Samothrace also called the Nike of Samothrace| Musée du Louvre – – –Aphrodite, Venus… Read More Masterpiece
“If music be the food of love, play on..” ― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night. See more love here.
Le Passe-Muraille (the Passer-Through-Walls) by Marcel-Aymé in Paris. Le Passe-Muraille is the title of a story by Marcel Aymé about a man named Dutilleul who discovers that he can (you guessed it) walk through walls. The statue is situated in a place named after Marcel Aymé in beautiful Montmartre. See more surprise here.
Moulin Rouge literally translates to the red mill. Why? Because it was just that: a huge windmill painted red. As I came out of Blanche metro station, I could see how it is still marked by a striking red mill on its roof. The Moulin Rouge was created in 1889 (same year as Eiffel Tower)… Read More The Red Mill
“It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it.” See more entries for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far here.
The Pei Pyramids in Paris had created quite a stir when they were commissioned in 1984. Some find their modern edifice rather odd in front of the Louvre Museum with its classical architecture. Others laud the juxtaposition of contrasting architectural styles as a successful merger of the old and the new. As for me, I… Read More Silhouettes of the glass pyramids
Here are some of the fleeting moments that I could capture of the street life in Montmartre, Paris. Montmartre is to Parisians what the village is to the New Yorkers. Once a village of artisans near the city, Montmartre today is often crowded with tourists, but it managed to somehow maintain that village-like atmosphere. It… Read More Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment
“It’s the times we’re so crazy, that people think we’re high. It’s the times we laugh so hard, we can’t help but cry. It’s all the inside jokes and ‘remember whens’. those are all the reasons that we’re best friends!”
Loved cruising down the Seine in Paris one warm evening as the sun shone and thoroughly enjoyed the changes of color reflected by the water as my little boat passed by the beautiful buildings, the riverboats, the 37 very handsome bridges that compose one of the worlds grandest, yet most endearing city-scapes. Along the Seine… Read More Cruising the Seine