Sunday, September 30, 2012

Les Touristes

I discovered this cute shop in Rue des Blancs-Manteaux during my last stay in Paris. The store offers home furnishings that make you feel like you are on holidays! Check out the website.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Female Torso

A beautiful female torso (Aphrodite of Knidos, antique replica of an original by Praxiteles) at the Louvre.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

White Drama

When I was in Paris in July there was a second exhibition at Les Docks: "Comme des Garçons. White Drama" comprises the spring/summer 2012 collection of Comme des Garçons which evokes the ceremonial passage through life - birth, marriage, death, transcendence. The exibition is on show until October 7.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Inside The Green Tube

The staircase of Les Docks is located inside the green tube, the most eye-catching part of the structure.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Cristóbal Balenciaga Exhibition #1

I love fashion exhibitions and Paris is the perfect place for this affection. Until October 7 runs an exhibition of Cristóbal Baliencaga (1895-1972) at the Cité de la Mode et du Design. Organized by the Musée Galliera (Musée de la mode et du costume) with the support of the House of Balenciaga, the show features more than 70 costumes and ephemera of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries (Balenciaga was an avid collector of period pieces that gave him inspiration), juxtaposed with 40 Balenciaga garments. Click here for a short video.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Modern Paris

The terrace of "Les Docks" offers a view of the modern office buildings of the 12th arrondissement.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Les Docks

The industrial buildings, the Magasins Généraux, located on the Left Bank between the Gare d'Austerlitz and the Bibliothèque François Mitterand, have undergone an audacious architectural renovation. This new site is now home to the Institut Français de la Mode, a space for events dedicated to fashion and design as well as stores.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Le Touriste et le Plan de Ville

When I took a break next to the Arc de Triompe du Carrousel, I watched all the tourists admiring the sights, posing for photos, reading their travel guides or the city map - I wasn´t bored at all ;-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Le Port de Plaisance #2

It must be nice to look out of the window and see all those boats at the Bassin de l´Arsenal.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Yellow And Blue Shutters

I discovered this building with yellow and blue window shutters in the 19th arrondissement.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Le Chapeau de Paille

I discovered this straw-hatted vintage model in July 2011 at the bric-a-brac flea market "section" of the Marché d´Aligre.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Blue Door #12

Through this blue door you enter the Swedish Institute (Institut Suédois), a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

La Ruche

This beehive decorates a building on the corner Rue Pierre Lescot/Rue Rambuteau. The beehive is a commonly used symbol dating at least to Roman times. In medieval heraldry it was considered a symbol of industry. In modern times, it is used in Freemasonry. In masonic lectures is explained as symbol of industry and co-operation, and as cautioning against intellectual laziness.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Used Book Café

The "Used Book Café" is part of the concept store "Merci" on Boulevard Beaumarchais. The special thing of this store is that all profits are donated to charities. Click here for another photo of this café.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cour Damoye #1

The Cour Damoye in the 11th district is a beautiful and calm private pedestrian passage with a lot of photo opportunities.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Les Danseurs

In July and August the "Paris Plages" event transforms the roadways on the banks of the Seine and the docks of the Bassin de la Villette into sandy beaches and offers varied activities for children and adults. I couldn´t get enough of watching the salsa and mambo dancers at the Bassin de la Villette.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

La Maison Jaune

This yellow house is located in Rue Crémieux in the 12th arrondissement. And there´s also a blue door!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

L´escalier mécanique

I love to take the escalators of the Centre Pompidou and enjoy the view of the city - or watch the people in front of me...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Reading in The Park #3

This girl has found a very special place in the Parc Monceau to read her book.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sinéma

This neon sign on the façade of the cinema MK2 on Quai de Loire was designed by the French artist Martial Raysse.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Table for Two

A table for two in a quiet passage in the 11th arrondissement.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

La Rentrée scolaire

Holidays are over, today starts the new school year in Paris. I hope it will be happy one and the children will still find the time to play ball.

Monday, September 3, 2012

La Pyramide du Louvre #2

The Louvre´s glass pyramid, designed by the Chinese American architect I.M. Pei, at sunset.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Riding The Ferris Wheel

From the Ferris Wheel you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

La Grande Roue de Paris #3

The ferris wheel is a major attraction of the "fête foraine des Tuileries" during the sommer months.