Videos: Love between Paris and London, Haydn at the Sorbonne

Splitscreen: A Love Story Came across this sweet video, shot entirely on a Nokia mobile phone. The onerly analytical part of my brain sees in the video poignant themes about how love transcends distance and space. But, I think this is one best enjoyed simply for its charm, the beauty of Paris and London and…

Robert Doisneau Photography Expo – Free!

An expo of Robert Doisneau’s photography of Les Halles is currently showing at Hotel de Ville, for free. The most famous of his photographs has to be the kiss in front of hotel de ville. I’ve pencilled in a visit and cannot wait to have a peak: Details of the event —- From 8 Feb…

Paris this morning

I am not sure if it is ethical or not to literally take pictures of people behind their backs, but i did just that because I thought it could be a nice image for the blog — These are a two images from a beautiful morning in Paris today – it’s slightly wet, a perfect…

Beloved Boulevard Raspail

It is one of the arterial veins of the 6th arrondissement and – to me at least – one of those places that forces one into walk one’s spouse’s partners hand in theirs. It simply seems the only appropriate thing to do. The history of the neighbouhood is not particularly romantic. It goes back to…

Saint Germain and Pont des Arts in the Morning

It is a rare view of the city to see early morning packages get delivered, feet shuffle slowly from and to our different versions of life in Paris and as an unwritten code of civility forces people to respectfully board on and off the métro with little hassle caused or experienced. This is the strange…

Sugar frosted Paris and Claire de Lune

Touches of Snow This morning we woke up not only to the highest electrical consumption level in the history of France but also to beautiful scenes of fine sugary flakes of snow covering the edges of pavements, stacks of cafe chairs left outdoors and the steps and roofs of the city’s buildings. It is a…

Canopy of clouds

So, it appears as though the cold, white winter of last year is not going to repeat itself this time round.  But, the indecisive, brooding, cloudy greyness makes for a stunning canopy for  the already beautiful city of Paris. Here are some images I took the other day on a particularly grey afternoon:

L’Automne by Living Cinema

Stumbled upon this on Vimeo – quite a beautiful collection of images of the city. A good fit for Sunday night viewing before the week’s madness begins.

Bastille, Time and Einstein

Stumbled across this timelapse of the Bastille. Quite cool. Perhaps also quite interesting to see how much time is simply an imaginary concept. Time seems to be passing by quickly, but so much of life (and here the Bastille) essentially remains the same. Albert Einstein may have been correct in saying “The only reason for…

Image of An Old Paris Metro Line

Stumbled across a random image of Ligne 8 metro from probably c. 1942. One can only be grateful for technological advancement, in light of what once was!

Paris at night

Woody Allen’s depiction of Paris – regardless of one’s position on how ‘biased’ or unbiased his perspective is – is absolutely spot on with regards to one point: She is an absolute stunner: Paris is by any measure, one of the most attractive urban spaces anywhere. This is particularly true when one gets to walk…

Le Soleil!

Mild sun rays kissed the Seine today, giving slight glimpses of Spring, which is around the corner.