Friday, November 30, 2012

Églises Interior - Église Saint-Médard

I love the way the sun is shining in above the altar, just above the cross, which looks like a sun. It gives the Église Saint-Médard the feeling of being blessed or lighted.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Églises Interior - Saint-Étienne-du-Mont

Here is the interior of the Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont seen on this blog on October 17th. Sorry this one is a bit blurry, you can see more here. It's beautiful!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Églises Interior - Saint-Sulpice

The second-largest church in Paris (after Notre-Dame), Saint-Sulpice is a sight to behold. The pulpit, which can be seen here is particularly impressive, though the ceiling as seen above is amazing in its own right.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Misc Redeux Redeux - Au Printemps

This photo of one of the most famous grands magasins - department stores - in Paris, seems an appropriate photo for Black Friday. This is Printemps. A veritable feast for the eyes, these department stores put anything the US has to offer to shame - food, housewares, closthing - I can't help wanting to photograph everything I see.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Misc Redeux Redeux - Female Statue

I know nothing about this photograph, other than that I love it. I am not even sure where I took it. Somewhere between Printemps and Café de la Paix. It feels very French to me, the way the woman stands tall, despite being tethered. It reminds me of Les Francais themselves - they are tethered to their past and to their culture in a way many modern societies are not, and yet, they stand tall, not afraid to be themselves. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Misc Redeux Redeux - Street Art

One last round of miscellaneous before I wrap up this blog of my March 2011 trip to Paris. I'm almost out of photos so I guess it's time to go to Paris again :) I will publish pix on this site through the end the year so I hope you will stick around until then. And, after that, who knows what comes next?

This poster was tacked up on the side of a building with no words attached to it. It seems to have something to do with film, but I have no idea what. Nonetheless I love the raised eyebrow and the smirky smile of this character.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Remembering - Fire

Another remembrance of the Holocaust in Paris, this statue depicts the victims being burned in the fire. Situated in the middle of a small park that is simultaneously heart-rending and somehow peaceful.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Remembering - Les Enfants

Another memorial to Parisian children lost to the Holocaust. This one lists 13 children (from one to five years of age) who were sent to Auschwitz from 1942 - 1944 from the 5th arrondissement in Paris.
This memorial was established five years ago today.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Remembering - Ne Les Oublions Jamais

"We will never forget." All over the city of Paris there are plaques such as this remembering the children (and adults) who were sent to their deaths in concentration camps during the Holocaust. This one reads (and please forgive my rudimentary translation): "In memory of the children, students of this school, who were deported between 1942 and 1944 because they were Jewish, innocent victims of Nazi barbarism with active complicity of the Vichy Government. They were exterminated in the death camps. We will never forget."

Friday, November 9, 2012

Misc Redeux - Arch of Triumph, Unknown

I have no idea what to say about this photo. This is a triumphal arch somewhere in Paris. It was another, "walk around a corner and see something cool but have no idea what it is" moment in Paris.

I think we were in the Marais, near a park near the Musée des Arts et Métiers, but I could be totally wrong. If you know what this arch is, please comment, I am dying to know!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Misc Redeux - A Winery in Montmartre

This week, a bit of miscellany again. Photos I love that don't really fit any other theme....This one, a small winery on the side of a hill in Montmartre. A little bit of the country smack dab in the middle of Paris.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Misc - Flower Power

More random loveliness from Paris. An art car/advertisement precariously parked on a Parisian street.

Thursday, November 1, 2012