Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Au revoir

I've been back from sunny Corsica for two weeks now and I must say that I have been very touched by your comments on my last post.
I really liked holding this blog and sharing with you but even after a very nice vacation time I still want to have a break and start to enjoy my city without always thinking "pictures". For the past years I nearly couldn't get out without my camera and I was always thinking about what I could share with you. I think I need to breathe a little and maybe come back on a not daily basis and maybe share more of life and not only photos.
I would of course love to stay in touch with the people I already met ( Virginia and Genie I wait for your next visit !) and if some of you want to talk by email I would love that. You can write me to "dailyphotoparis@gmail.com". If you come to visit Paris and need information or eventually meet for a drink in a "café" I would love it.
Au revoir

Friday, July 1, 2011

Green colour for CDP theme day, summer break for me and maybe more for my blog ...

It's theme day today and also it's time for my summer holidays. I am taking a long break away from Paris and also away from the blog. This may also be a longer break than my holiday time as I may not continue blogging when I return. It's been 2 years and a half since I started this blog which I enjoyed a lot updating everyday and sharing with people from all over the world. Now I feel maybe a little less motivated and I'm thinking of ending this nice story. Maybe the holidays will make me change my mind ...

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Restaurant at le Marché des Enfants Rouge

I already posted about this little market place (see here) which is nice place to pass by and have a drink of a meal.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Quai Branly museum 5th anniversary

The Quai Branly museum features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. It's located near the Eiffel tower along the Seine river and it's one of my favorite museum in Paris. The art presented in the museum is splendid and the building itself designed by Jean Nouvel is a must see.
This past weekend the museum celebrated its 5th year and its success as 7 millions people visited the place since it opened. See the official website : here 

Pride 2011

Yesterday we had the Gay Pride parade in Paris. It's the last one before next year presidential elections so it was as always fun and gay but also more political. We just heard that New York voted the gay marriage and in Europe lots of countries did too, even very "religious" ones like Spain or Portugal. Here, French right wing politician just voted no lass week ...I guess that one more reason to get ride off Sarkozy next year !

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Looking up for the picture

Yesterday you could see her in the vendors' hands, now here she is in her real size.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Want to buy an Eiffel Tower ?

Streets vendors around the Eiffel tower are not allowed to sell their stuff so every time police is around they spread around waiting for the place to be "safe" again to come back like here on my picture. It looks like a game of cats and dogs.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

After the rain

We've had lots of showers lately in Paris and then suddenly the sun appear giving nice light for a picture.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fête de la Musique 2011

Today is summer's first day and every 21th of June for 29 years now France is have the "Fête de la Musique" (Music fair). Everyone is invited to play music for free. Professional musician of amateur singers, everyone is welcome in the streets, the bars, the restaurants ... From classical like on my picture to hard rock, every kind of music is on for the night. Let's have fun !

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rue Cloche Percé

A very short and pedestrian street that I love.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunset on the Tour Saint Jacques

I do not know if it's because of the city pollution but we have terrific sunsets in Paris.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Air Métro

Paris Metro is mostly underground but when it goes outside it's always on these beautiful constructions.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Green balconies

Parisians like to put plants and flowers on their balconies. And this building is so nice even without the green.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monumenta at the Grand Palais : Leviathan by Anish Kapoor 2

Here is the oustide of the place we were in yesterday. Incredible don't you think ? The Grand Palais Nave is already beautiful by itself and with this great piece of art by Anish Kapoor it's fabulous! If you want to know more about this exhibition , see the website here : Monumenta 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monumenta at the Grand Palais : Leviathan by Anish Kapoor

When you enter the Grand Palais "Monumenta" exhibition here is where you get. A huge red "bubble" like place with the roof of the nave appearing on the top and a strange feeling of not knowing where you are. Wait for tomorrow to see the outside ...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Le Grand Palais

Le Grand Palais is an exhibition center near the Champs Elysée and this entrance is the one for the Nave which is a giant place where big exhibitions or shows  take place. Among the exhibition there is one called "Monumenta" when each year an artist is invited to use the huge nave for his art. I will show you tomorrow what absolutely must see exhibition we have this year.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

One last view from la Défense

Yesterday I showed the Grande Arche and told you about the "Axe historique". Here is the view from the Grande Arche of this "Axe Historique". The line in the center leads to the Arc of Triumph that you can see in the very far background. I hope you liked this week of La Défense. See you tomorrow in "old" Paris.

Friday, June 10, 2011

La Grande Arche

I cannot post about La Defense without showing you the area's masterpiece : The Big Arch. This building is almost a perfect cube. It was built in 1989 to celebrate the bicentennial of the French revolution.It completes the line of monuments that forms the "Axe historique" running through Paris from the Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel in the Louvre through the Arc de Triomphe on top of the Champs Elysées.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Les Quatres Temps : shopping and art

Starman, you were right yesterday, I should talk about "les Quatres Temps" when posting about La Défense. So here is the main entrance of "Les Quatres Temps" which is a giant mall, certainly the biggest around Paris. As I told you Tuesday, you have again here a proof of the art area with this nice Miro sculpture.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A New York look in Paris

It is forbidden by law to built tall buildings inside Paris city limits so they're built outside like here in La Défense where we're still today.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Art in La Défense

The financial district of La Défense offers a lot of modern art like here in this water pond called "le bassin Takis". The area of la Défense holds more than 60 pieces of modern art making it one of the biggest open air modern art museum in the world.
If you click on the picture you can see the Arc of Triumph at the bottom of the Champs Elysées in the far away background right in the center.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A different Paris

This is not a photomontage of Paris metro sign and New York view but a photo of Paris financial area called "La Défense". It is located outside Paris city limits but it's considered as our "American like downtown". It's been quite a long time since I've been there and I took some nice views I will share with you.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Free massage

Last year I tested these free street massage on the Seine River bank (see old post) and I was happy to see that they still do it. They give a 15 minutes free back massage really relaxing and in a friendly atmosphere.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Biking the city

Paris "Velib" free bikes are my favorite public transportation mean in the city.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Theme day :under construction

The Court Law building, in French "Palais de justice" is not really under construction since the oldest part of this big palace are from the 10th century but it's under renovation. As you can see, our friend the Apple choose a nice spot to advertise ...
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Watching tennis with a view

Yesterday I told you about the giant screen in front of the City Hall where you can watch the tennis game of the Roland Garros tournament, here it is and with a view on Notre Dame ... better than watching it at home, isn't it ?