Paris in Motion by Mayoul Akpovi

Mayoul Akpvo’s  timelapse photography of Paris in motion are an interesting set of images to look at –   The image of the city as a playground and vibrant are quite interesting to observe. More than that, the use of timelapse photography is a great choice of technology to drive home the image of a…

The oldest piano shop in Paris

Came across a video about the oldest piano shop in the city at 85 rue Pascal in the 13eme. It also captures one of the things that are quite remarkable about the French spirit – this sense of following your bliss, finding your niche and not necessarily franchising it for profit but simply enjoying what…

Je t’aime, Paris…

One doesn’t need to understand everything said in the video – je t’aime ça…

What makes these Parisians happy…

Came across this video which is part of a project to gather as many answers to the question of what makes people happy from different cities. This is the Parisian version. It’s quite a big question. The answers are quite interesting too. The answer(s) on my part would mostly revolve around my partner and family….

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…

With a bit of jazz and lots of coffee

It’s a brooding, grey morning and there is nothing quite like either Barbra Streisand or Malena Laszlo’s interpretation of “You must believe in Spring” to flood the room with warmth and light. In the face of assignments, presentations, proposals and deadlines – a touch of jazz and copious amounts of coffee are better than anything…

Jane Fonda Paris Blogposts

  I have a not-so-secret love for Jane Fonda and her blog posts from Paris. Well, she’s back here, and so that means more blogging to follow! *Yay!* Affaire Betancourt aside, L’Oréal’s tag line – “Because I’m worth it” – has also got to be one of the more empowering slogans out there in the…

Paris as Muse: Vogue

It is a well worn stereotype that Paris is an exceptionally inspiring city to give birth to concepts. Thus far, this has proven to be quite accurate. All it takes, most of the time is a metro ride, a walk onto a balcony. I feel very grateful – and blessed to be living and studying…

Museums and monuments open in Paris on All Saints Day 2011

Tomorrow is All Saints Day an hopefully there will be enough time to profit from the museums and other things that will be open then. Luckily, I bumped into a list of options of museums and monuments that are going to be open despite it being a public holiday. So I put together a list,…

Sunday Morning Stroll in the 10eme

The weather couldn’t be more gorgeous than it was this Sunday morning – the smiling sun above coupled with the gentle caress of a balmy breeze kind of beautiful. Well, long surrealistic story short – this made for a morning walk around the “10eme’ the 10th arrondissement, quite possibly the sweetest, most beautiful Sunday morning…

Top Bistro’s in Paris

Just visited this excellent resource for the greatest places to eat in Paris, paris-best-restaurants.com and noticed a list of the city’s top bistros… Great to know as summer approaches. Indeed, as the weather warms up, the city offers itself beautifully to curious minds and mouths to discover excellent eateries and cool places. This list seems…