Drafting an ultimately never-to be-published post for this blog recently, I found myself wanting a map of Paris. Although I didn’t know exactly what type of map i wanted, I felt that, like the perfect house or perfect mate, one would recognise it when one saw it. Something with a visual dash, for sure. It… Read More cartography, Image & iconography from the City of Lights. Paris by map & era.
A large part of the last full day in Paris is spent browsing the flea market at Porte de Clingnancourt. In fact this is the collective name for a number of markets, each with a different character, spread over a large area. As a whole Les Puces de Saint-Ouen is very diverse, but as a… Read More Paris Pictures part ii: snakes & elephants, a morning at the Flea market.
Thursday. Arrival, into airport Charles de Gaulle. I’ve never warmed to the older Terminal 1. It’s a silly donut of a building, Wastes your time. Terminal two is even more enormous, and thus equally alienating, with the important caveat that’s far, far more beautiful. Later that evening, meet an old friend for supper. A long-time… Read More Parks, potatoes, pullovers & the Promenade Plantée, pictures from Paris (days 1-3)
I’ve not to date participated in that Word Press institution known as “the Daily Prompt”. You know the one, it’s for those who like to blog everyday, but occasionally find themselves, temporarily, stuck for inspiration. “The Prompt” is a suggested topic, serving as a nudge to get them writing. I’ve nothing against it; indeed it’s… Read More These were a few of my favourite things.
Our first exhibit. The church of Saint Suplice, is enormous, the second largest in Paris and only fractionally smaller than the city cathedral Notre Dame. Saint Suplice boasts many fine memorials and artworks, including some works by Eugene Delacroix such as Jacob Wresting the Angel. However, following the publication of the truely awful da Vinci… Read More St Suplice: working out the Equinox, & walking to the metre.