February 25, 2011
June 21, 2010
June 1, 2010
i have some posts scheduled for you, as well as on natural history
and i will have plenty to share when i get back…
…so stay tuned.
May 21, 2010
May 17, 2010
blanca gomez for cosas mínimas
May 11, 2010
if i could describe the french look in a nutshell, i would use these photographs by romina shaw… as she has managed to capture it so well. it isn’t anything specific, but rather a feeling that is conveyed with the image.
May 8, 2010
especially, especially, when the list of things to do is broken down by catagory, and within each catagory there are sub-catagories.
at times like these, why wouldn’t i have a mini photo shoot for things i find around my apartment? and then take the time to post them here.
now…what else can i take pictures of?
April 30, 2010
i spent the day walking west along the seine, photographing all the bridges on the way.
i started with pont neuf, which crosses over the tip of ile de la cité.
the next bridge is pont des arts, a pedestrian bridge where during the nicer months you can find people picnicking and having a glass of wine while they watch the sunset.
sometimes the most interesting thing about a bridge is what’s going on next to it. such is the case with pont du carrousel, which leads into the courtyard of the louvre.
exactly opposite this bridge is pont royal, which mimics the one before it yet maintains it’s own identity.
April 28, 2010
April 26, 2010
in order to preserve the parisianness of paris, they have made it illegal to build buildings taller than a certain height, aka skyscrapers. of course, it only took the construction of montparnasse to make everyone realize that this was in fact, a very good idea.
since the 1950s skyscrapers and ‘modern’ (it doesn’t take much to make something modern here) buildings have been delegated to the area known as la défense, making it a center of business, steel and glass.
the only thing seemingly tying it in with the rest of paris is the grande arche de la défense. designed by danish architect otto von spreckelsen, it is supposed to be a modern interpretation of the arc de triomphe, following suit and lining up along triumphal way.
for me it was like getting out of the metro in a completely different city. i even found myself lost and trapped inside a shopping mall, which i didn’t even mean to go into in the first place.
...and right as i was about to be convinced that i was dreaming up this modern city, i noticed this… french businessmen on their lunch break playing boules… and all was right with paris again.