Yesterday I went to see the André Kertész retrospective exhibition at the Jeu de Paume in the Tuileries garden (this is the beautiful building you see on the picture). I honestly did not know much about this photographer's work and I have been completely under the charm of his pictures especially the Paris and New York ones since these are my two cities I love. If you like photography and happen to be in Paris before February 6th I highly recommend this exhibition. And while waiting you just have to turn around and here is what you can see : ... well the City Daily Picture request only one picture a day so you will have to wait not even for tomorrow since it will be theme day but wait until Wednesday to see what the view from the Jeu de Paume is like ...
Link to the Jeu de Paume : here
Sunny but so cold today ! Anyway it's great for pictures so here is the Paris Court House standing on the one of the Seine river Isles (Ile de la Cité). A monumental building as court houses often are.
Have a great Sunday !
... Chinese New Year of course as you can see with the decorations in the 13th arrondissement where the Chinese quarter is located. In Paris you cannot speak of a "Chinatown" like you can find in New York or San Francisco since it is much smaller and not so delimited. But the Chinese quarters in parts of the 13th and 20th arrondissement are nice to walk in.
If you're in Paris and you like architecture or simply nice buildings I would recommend this gorgeous one located at 5 avenue de l'Observatoire near the south entrance of the Luxembourg garden. Below is a close up to the fabulous elephant head upon the window on the right, unfortunately cut by a bad framing (sorry) but I did not want you to miss it :
The beautiful Galerie Vivienne is a covered passage with nice shops and restaurants. I was happy to see that they still had their holidays ligths on. And look at the splendid floor ! The Galerie has its own website if you want to have a look go to : Galerie Vivienne
These people are waiting for other people in front of the Saint Michel Fountain in the Latin quarter. This place is a very common place for Parisian to give a rendez vous in this area. I will show the fountain tomorrow.
Grass in the middle of the street ! That is how the Tramway route is designed and it is a good thing in a so busy city. The Tramway has been back in Paris since December 2006 in the south part of the city where I took this picture near "Porte d'Orleans". Its route is following what we call "les Marechaux" which are the boulevards circling Paris and named after army officer ( Maréchal is a military rank). The first route was completed in 2006 and goes along the 15th, 14th and 13th arrondissements. Now they are building the second part going on along the 12th, 20th, 19th and 18th arrondissement. If you're interested, the official Paris Tramway Website is available in English here.
By the way, thanks for your sweet comment on my "anniversaire" post. I am happy when I read that people from all over the world have a look on my blog and seem to like it. Thanks again !
Today "Daily Photo in Paris" is 2 years old ! I started on January 20th 2009 with an Eiffel tower picture and also celebrated the first anniversary with her so here she is again today.
Thank you all for reading my blog and sharing your thoughts and comments. This past year I had the great chance to meet two of my blog friend in person. I hope that this coming year I will meet more of you.I also hope that you still like my posts. Do you ?
If you've ever been in Paris you certainly noticed these "poles" on the pavements which prevent cars from parking. Their natural color is dark brown and suddenly here in my street we discovered that during the night they all were painted in bright and various colors. maybe a street artist ?
The Pont des Arts ( Arts Bridge ) is a pedestrian bridge leading to the Louvre museum. Here it is seen from the Square du Vert Galand, a little garden located at the end of the isle de la Cité. This is still one of my last Sunday pictures with the blue sky which is gone now. The big building on the right side is the Louvre museum. Like yesterday's picture I know this one is very "touristic" but you see, even though I'm a Parisian I so much enjoy these places and never get tired of shooting them.
The Seine river level is rather high these days as you can see on this shot I took this afternoon. Not really what we can call floods but it's a nice view. As you can see we've had a perfect blue sky all day which is great for wandering around and take pictures. You may get some more of today's this week ...
It's not too late for wishes so I wanted to show you what the City Major and his council created this year. This poster is displayed all over Paris showing the City Hall with the lights of the "Nuit Blanche" event and the text is very good : " Nice year 2011, in a capital city where differences meet and respect, a city who loves life."
We finally did it ! Virginia (from Paris Through my Lens and Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo blogs) and I met ! Yesterday I had a nice diner with her and her friends Mary and Peter (from Peters's Paris blog). I was delighted by this evening and the food was good too ! That's was I like this blog which give us the opportunity to share and sometimes even meet.
The street named "rue de la gaité" is located in the Montparnasse area on the 14th arrondissement side. It's a small street known for its numerous little theaters and the area is full of restaurants also. This painted wall stands at the beginning of the street and its colors represent the street as "gaité" is the old way of writing "gaieté" which means "cheerfulness" in French.
This is a French tradition each January : la Galette des Rois. Absolutely a bag time for the diet but "que diable" !!! Inside the cake there is a little figurine and the one who got it becomes the king or queen (see crowns on the galettes).
If you want to know more about this tradition : see Wikipedia short and good description.
I was on the Champs Elysées yesterday night and while waiting for my friend under the rain I took this picture (among others...) that I wanted to share with you today. I do not like the rain but I must admit it gives nice pictures sometimes especially at night.
It has been such a long time since my last visit at the Carnavalet Museum that I barely remembered its beautiful and big collection. This museum presents Paris history and is certainly a must see if you like our city. I must admit that it surly needs some renovation especially with the lightnings but it's a free entrance museum so let's be indulgent ! And it's also located in 2 absolutely gorgeous Mansions that worth visit even just for the buildings themselves.
Australia and the Eiffel tower together, this makes a perfect sign to share thoughts with people touched by the floods and with all my Australia readers. By the way this is not a photo-montage but an ad for Australia.com on the Australian Embassy building.