31 October 2018

Scary chocolate


Enormous and small pumpkin sculptures made of chocolate.

Patrick Roger
artiste-chocolatier

Meilleur Ouvrier de France

*** Happy Halloween 2018 ***

29 October 2018

All souls


Père-Lachaise Cemetery on a brisk October afternoon.

La Toussaint: Day of the Dead and All Saints
1st November

27 October 2018

Grab a stool


La Grande Épicerie with its tasting counters offers some of the best eating in the city.

Above: truffle raviolis at La Maison de la Truffe counter

Below: bellota ham-cheese planche; yuzu-raspberry-salmon-cilantro sushi at the ceviche counter; Spanish tapas; lobster rolls with truffle potato chips in the seafood section


La Grande Épicerie - Rive Gauche
38 rue de Sèvres 75007

Also: Rive Droite

25 October 2018

Spiderbread


With Halloween days away a giant spider, made to look black with poppy seeds, takes up a bakery window.

24 October 2018

23 October 2018

Autumn on its way


October light softly sifts through branches behind this métro station.

[Solférino station was opened November 5, 1910. Originally part of the Nord-Sud Company's Line A it became Line 12 on March 27, 1931]

22 October 2018

Blue to pink


Pablo Picasso's pink period was an outgrowth of his more somber blue.

 "Picasso. Bleu et Rose"
 Ends January 6, 2019

Musée d'Orsay


20 October 2018

3 hours (or less) from Paris: Berlin


Ich war ein Berliner:

A few days ago I managed to squeeze in an overnight trip to Berlin where I'd been booked to speak to a fun international group. Topic: "A French Paradox - The French 'Non Diet' and The Art of Eating for Pleasure."

As my visit coincided with friends visiting the city I was able to get in some sightseeing and photos.

Above: installation wall art; astonishing architecture at the Sony Center; leafy intersection; hotel hangout at breakfast

Below: night shot of Berlin's landmark Fernsehturm (TV tower); tattoo nightcap; a biergarten at dusk


PARIS - BERLIN
Direct flights daily (1 hour 50 min) from CDG Airport

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19 October 2018

Klimt / Hundertwasser, extended


Good news:

L'Atelier des Lumières has prolonged its Klimt-Hundertwasser total immersion experience til January 6, 2019.

Viennese artists
Gustav Klimt
Friedensreich Hundertwasser

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Tomorrow: Ich war ein Berliner
3 hours (or less) from Paris

18 October 2018

Montmartre en fête #4


Above: more from the food fair at the top of the butte


Until next year... Tchin!

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Tomorrow: a bewitching exhibition extended
L’Atelier des Lumières



 


17 October 2018

Montmartre en fête #3


During the wine harvest festivities a street food extravaganza went on for four days, with stalls set up on small streets at the foot of the Basilica.

16 October 2018

Montmartre en fête #2


More scenes from Montmartre's annual wine harvest parade including flash demos of Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art that combines elements of fight, dance, music, and acrobatics.

Below: behind the parade a clean sweep at the end

  
Tomorrow: and the party went on...

- Festival street food, Montmartre village -