Monsieur admires a painting in the Gerhard Richter exhibition at the Centre Pompidou. I love how his outfit perfectly matches the colours of the artwork. The exhibition runs through September 24, 2012.
When I was in Paris in July, sale was still going on and the shop windows called the attention of the passers-by to their special offers. This is the window of one of my favourite shops in the Marais, "DOM- Christian Koban", you can find there kitsh and funny items as well as fancy furniture.
DOM-Christian Koban: 21, Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
A quiet street close to the Port de Plaisance, soft coloured window shutters, flowers in front of a window, a bicycle - basically nothing special, but to me in Paris even the normal things are beautiful.
I don´t know how many times I have already walked past "A Priori Thé", the salon de thé at the beautiful Galerie Vivienne, thinking that one day I will treat myself to an afternoon tea and some delicious sweet...
This 52 metres (171 ft) Gothic tower, built from 1509 to 1523,
is all that remains of the former 16th century Church of
Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie ("Saint James of the butchery") which was
leveled shortly after the French Revolution. The tower's rich decoration reflects the wealth of its patrons, the wholesale butchers of the nearby Les Halles market. The ancient church and its landmark tower welcomed pilgrims setting out on the road that led to Tours and headed for the way of St James, which led to the major pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela.
The Archives nationales (National Archives) preserve the national archives of the French state. The original documents stored at the AN range from AD 625 to today and constitute one of the largest and most important archival collections in the
world. The AN has been located since 1808 in a group of buildings comprising the Hôtel de Soubise and the Hôtel de Rohan in the district of the Marais.
After a pause of some months, I´m now trying to reanimate this blog. Let´s start with a photo of my first breakfast after my arrival to Paris in July at "Le Square Trousseau". When I recently watched the film "Paris je t´aime", I noticed that one of the episodes was shot at this restaurant - click here to watch it.