As I stepped through the wall, one of the gentlemen inside handed me a leaflet, explained where I was and invited me to take as many photos as I wished, before sitting down for lunch with the other gentleman seated at the table. There I stood. Facing Dante. After fumbling with my camera, I took a step back and realized no amount of photos could … Continue reading Streets of Paris: 11, rue des 3 Couronnes
Yesterday, I returned to the streets of Belleville to take photos of the murals, street art and graffiti I had seen when I toured the area with Virginie of Street Art Paris. I got a couple of shots in before I noticed a man lying on the street, completely still. As people walked past him, I almost thought to do the same. Instead, I walked … Continue reading Streets of Paris: Rest in Peace
Man oh man. I fucked up today. You know who you are. I am sorry. There are no excuses. I will try to be more mindful next time. Wherever life takes you, may it bring you what you seek. These are for you. Love to the Left Bank (not the other place I thought we were). ¡¡:¡¡ Continue reading Cache-cache Paris: Women of the Left Bank
Dear Paris, I am down.for.the.count! First, you greet me with Je t’aime in the morning, then you give me Alice in the evening! And so many goodies in between! It could kill me getting to know you. I can see the headlines now, “American dies in Paris distracted by street art”. The first sentence would read, “American woman, who accidentally walked back into traffic, dies … Continue reading Cache-cache Paris: TKO on a 1-2 punch
Dear Paris, I haven’t stopped thinking about you since the last time we saw one another. I can’t believe that we’re in each other’s arms again. It feels like old times. Playing hide and seek made my day. It was like 2005 all over again. I even found the White Rabbit. Thank you. I was really hoping to find him again. You always help me … Continue reading Cache-cache Paris: J’EXISTE.
The first time I saw J’EXISTE. in Paris was at Place de la République, at the November Paris attacks memorial. Since then, Paris has cleaned up Place de la République, moving mementos from the memorial to Musée Carnavalet, a museum dedicated to the history of Paris. I decided to spend my first afternoon in Paris getting to Parc de Belleville to watch the sunset, and on … Continue reading Paris: To be or not to be
Admittedly, I’m a planner, but despite being a planner, I can certainly go with the flow. However, when I’m traveling internationally, the one thing I plan and want to know, more than where the tourist attractions are, is where I’m going to eat. I want to eat as much of the regional cuisine as possible. The stuff I can’t get at home. When I planned … Continue reading Paris and the quest for un petit-déjeuner
Chris Milk’s interactive film for Arcade Fire’s “The Wilderness Downtown” is a Chrome Experiment that is handful of years old. Since the first time I saw saw it, the interactive experience has improved quite a bit, most likely the result of Google Maps having more data to complete the personalized sequences. “The Wilderness Downtown” is customized to each person who wants to view, or more appropriately experience, the video, because in … Continue reading Google Maps + HTML 5 + Arcade Fire = Chrome Experiments