Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Symboles de Paris - RATP

This is the logo for the RATP, an abbreviation for the RATP Group (the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens), a state-owned public transport operator headquartered in Paris, France. Formed in 1948, the group is the public transport operator for the city of Paris (including the Paris Métro). Its logo depicts the Seine, meandering through the area around Paris, as the face of a person looking up.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Symboles de Paris - 10 Francs

I  feel like I have veered off course a little bit in the last couple of weeks so this week we get back to pure Paris with the theme, "Symbols of Paris."

This, of course, is a tile reproduction of the 10 franc coin, which was used prior to the introduction of the Euro in 2002. This was one of my greatest disappointments on this trip, missing the old style French money, which was beautiful.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cinéma - Bonobos

Another movie poster that caught my attention in Paris (I believe this movie is just now coming out in the States under the title, "Chimpanzee.").

I had just read the book, "Sex at Dawn," when I went to Paris. The book is about how humans and bonobos are basically cousins and we are not living true to our nature living the way we do so I always looked into this little guy's eyes to try and find the secret to life as a bonobo. Doesn't he look like he knows it all?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cinéma - I Did Not Forget

Like advertisements, movie posters are fun to look at in Paris. This one seemed to be up everywhere on my trip and I found myself looking at it each time, trying to imagine exactly what this movie is about.

I remember on my very first trip to Paris "When Harry Met Sally" had just come out in Paris and there were posters for it everywhere. I loved saying the French title, "Quand Harry Rencontre Sally," even though I did not speak French at all at that point. It sounded so....well, French!  

It's also a great one for this week because I am late in posting and backdating these posts. The new school year got me, what can I say?!

But I did not forget amite amoureuse. ;) And we will never forget September 11th.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Beauty All Around - Smiles

Picking up where we left off last week...we start this week with a smile.

I have no idea what this store is - I have searched and searched the internet to no avail so if YOU know what it is, please comment and tell me! - but it made me smile every time I passed by. It's these little details that just make me love this city.