Category: Paris

Daily Prompt: Can’t Get Enough #photography

Have you ever been addicted to anything, or worried that you were? Have you ever spent too much time and effort on something that was a distraction from your real goals? Tell us about it.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ADDICTING.

 

Fountain of Medicis, Parc du Luxembourg, Paris © 2013 Honoré Dupuis Photography
Fountain of Medicis, Parc du Luxembourg, Paris
© 2013 Honoré Dupuis Photography

Daily Prompt: On the Road #photography

If you could pause real life and spend some time living with a family anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRAVELS.

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Bike
On the bike!
Westminster
The façade of Parliament House, Westminster, London

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Théodore Roussel: the Reading Girl (1886)
Théodore Roussel: the Reading Girl (1886)

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Quiet street in Rotterdam
Quiet street in Rotterdam

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Erasmus bridge by Ben van Berkel
Erasmus bridge by Ben van Berkel

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Paris Museums: Love is in the Air

A long feast…

Paris: People, Places and Bling

By Theadora Brack

Oops, I did it again.

I attended an exposition’s “vernissage” (literally, the “varnishing”—what we would call the opening), and became smitten with the show and its fine-looking catalog. Obsession activated! Hit hard, and a post card just wouldn’t do. Let me tell you, during the late summer days in Paris, there is nothing sweeter than curling up with an art book in a park just before l’heure bleue.

But, how to score an affordable art catalogue? Take my hand, here’s how this fool falls in love.

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Best great city for biking!

Paris: People, Places and Bling

By Theadora Brack

Celebrating the new bike lanes on the right bank in Paris, let’s take a sentimental journey!  Pop open a Coke, crank up Claude Debussy’s “Petite Suite,” and prepare for some bumpy late 19th century time travel along avenue Foch. This centuries-old promenading stretch is my favorite spot for gazing up at the Arc de Triomphe. Each time I tumble flat.

Pump it up

Don’t forget les bicyclettes. Ladies, this includes you! By the 1890s, thanks to the introduction of the Starley Rover Safety Bicycle and its handsome pneumatic tires, “all Paris was a-wheel,” and women were not only pedal pushing in public but also “unblushingly” flaunting menswear or something “alarmingly” like it. Oh, la la.

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