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Paris - “somewhere only we know”

My friend and me went on the 2-hour train in Christmas evening from Strasbourg to Paris. We would stay at her old friend’s house.

“I feel like I am going back home” – my friend said. 666 more words


'Moonraker' in Centre Pompidou in Paris

At the beginning of ‘Moonraker’ James Bond (Roger Moore) arrived to California in USA to visit Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale) in his residence. After shot discussion with main villain 007 went with Corinne Dufour (Corinne Clery) to meet Dr. 96 more words

James Bond

Adrian Ghenie, The Darwin Room (2013-2014)

Se spune că sculptura lui Bernini nu ar fi fost ceea ce este dacă artistul nu ar fi practicat Exercițiile spirituale ale lui Ignațiu de Loyola. 1,265 more words


'the first simultaneous book'

(“a sad poem printed on sunlight” – Cendrars)

Sections of the ‘premier livre simultané’ – a vertical concertina combining Blaise Cendrars’s long poem La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France… 31 more words

Oeil Nez La bouche

(Guillaume Apollinaire – Picasso, 1908)

‘Recconais-toi / Cette adorable personne, c’est toi / Sous le grand chapeau canotier / Oeil / Nez / La bouche / Voici l’ovale de la figure / Ton cou exquis / Voici enfin l’imparfaite image de ton buste adoré / Vu comme à travers un nuage / Un peu plus bas, c’est ton coeur qui bat’

 – Apollinaire, February 1915


More shameless use of this blog for my Parisian holiday snaps.  But fear not, there’ll be posts from rural Staffs coming up soon enough. 523 more words

Pierre Paulin, Modernizing the French Presidential Palace.

In 1969, Georges Pompidou is elected as French president. Being an admirer of contemporary art and wanting to modernize France, Georges Pompidou appointed interior designer Paul Paulin to redesign the official residence of the French president: The Élysée Palace. 541 more words