Friday, September 30, 2011

The observant cow

This street art cow is watching over the two-wheelers in a parking area in Rue des Minimes.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Les chaises rouges

Tables and chairs of a café on Place de la Bastille waiting for guests...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

French Dad

A French Dad taking a walk or running errands in Rue Montorgueil with his offspring - not without his baguette, of course...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Windows & Shutters

Parisian windows and shutters are very appealing to me... This building  in a sidestreet of Rue Montorgueil has a lot of both of them!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales à Versailles #2

The "bassin de Latone" was designed by André Le Nôtre, sculpted by Gaspard and Balthazar Marsy, and constructed between 1668–1670. The fountain depicts an episode from Ovid´s "Metamorphoses": When Leto (Latone) was wandering the earth after giving birth to Apollo and Artemis, she attempted to drink water from a pond in Lycia. The peasants there refused to allow her to do so by stirring the mud at the bottom of the pond. Leto turned them into frogs for their inhospitality, forever doomed to swim in the murky waters of ponds and rivers.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales à Versailles #1

From April to October, at paticular days and times, there are beautiful fountain performances, set to the tones of baroque and classical composers. A really awesome spectacle! Click here for a short video of the performance of this fountain.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Le Château de Versailles #9

The Palace is hiding behind another sculpture by Bernar Venet. You can find an interview with the artist about the exhibition at Versailles here (I love his English!).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Le Château de Versailles #7

Until November 1st you can still see seven monumental sculptures by French artist Bernar Venet in the garden of Versailles Palace. The first one welcomes you on Place des Armes in front of the palace and embraces a monument to the "Sun King" Louis XIV.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

French Girl #1

This French girl with her interesting style caught my eyes at the Fête foraine des Tuileries.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blue shutters

Usually blue doors catch my eyes, but on a building in Montmartre I discovered these beautiful blue shutters.

Friday, September 16, 2011

La vie en rose(s)

 "You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ("Le Petit Prince")

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Brigitte Bardot Bag

Inspired by Brigitte Bardot, the famous model, actress, singer and sex-symbol of the 1960s, this bag by Lancel reflects her femininity, coquettishness and curvaceous sensuality.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bird´s eye view #1

The view of the Tuileries Garden from the Giant Ferris Wheel. In the background, on the other side of the Seine you can see the Musée d´Orsay and the Tour Montparnasse.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Look who´s watching

I discovered this head made of papier mâché in the window of the shop "Un jour un sac".

Friday, September 9, 2011

La maison bleue

The owner of this house on Rue Traversière seems to love the colour blue!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Paris, Paris, Paris

This shop in St. Germain-des-Près offers a lot of souvenirs! Which one would you choose?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pistache & Rose

I love these kind of tables and chairs and the combination of pistachio and pink! I´m still regretting to have only passed by...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Reflections #5

Reflections in the window of the "Repetto" shop on Rue Vieille du Temple.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sweet Paris #17

What would Paris be without macarons?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

L´art de vivre

For the owner of this 2CV it´s not a car, but an art of living ("Ceci n´est pas une voiture, c´est un art de vivre!"). In this photo you can also see some the ducks with which the car is decorated.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

2CV

The 2CV was an economy car produced by the French automaker Citroën between 1948 and 1990, designed to move the French peasantry on from horses and cars. It is considered one of Citroën´s most iconic cars. The 2CV was a great commercial success: within months after it went on sale, there was a three-year waiting list, which soon increased to five years. Popular French nicknames were "Deuche" (duck) and "Deudeuche". If you zoom in the photo, you can see that this 2CV is decorated with various ducks in reference to this nickname.