Sunday, April 12, 2015
Dalida was a legendary Italian/Egyptian singer who was, and is, absolutely huge in France. You can read all about her on Wikipedia, and I recommend checking out a few of her songs on YouTube! Her rendition of Bang Bang is amazing.
Dalida's Parisian home was in Montmartre, and after her death the city named this place (square) after her and installed this bust of her here. You'll notice the, ahem, bust is a bit shiny in a couple places. Right after I took these pictures, two giggling young boys ran by and jumped up to cop a feel in mid-air. That memory ranks pretty high in my list of top Parisian moments of all time.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
I used to live on the edge of the Marais, and I often passed by this cool scary Medusa face on an old wooden door. There are actually two of them, on twin doors. I just looked it up on Google Maps to confirm the address — 47 Vieille du Temple — and Google mistook the face for a real person and blurred it out! (Google Street View automatically detects things like faces, license plates, etc, and blurs them for privacy reasons.) I hope she didn't turn the Google Street View car to stone.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Thursday, August 30, 2012
I don't know art, but I know what I like! Thanks, Zelda!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I took these pictures from the Pont de Sully, facing west toward the Pont de la Tournelle. Pont de la Tournelle connects l'Île Saint-Louis with the left bank. And that's (obviously!) Notre Dame in the background there.
I wish I had a better camera that could really zoom in close! You can click the photo at right to see a somewhat zoomed-in view of the statue.
Incidentally, the statue was made by Paul Maximilien Landowski, a Polish-French monument sculptor whose best-known work is that big ol' Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
If you're interested, Sainte Geneviève's tomb is in a church called Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, near the Panthéon.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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