Monday, January 26, 2015

à Paris





The Arcades:




Semi-mysterious typewriter-themed calendars:


Miniature dishes at a toy shop in the Arcades; each is about 1 inch across:


A lovely piece in the Picasso Museum:


Fondation Louis Vuitton—the house that bags built:



Installation by Olafur Eliasson:


This is Paris in the 21st century, avec moi.





13 comments:

  1. You look cold, but it looks like you've gone some very beautiful places there and had a great time! Ahhhh the places being a professor takes you, eh? And I most certainly would give the snail rav a go. Lovely writeup!

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  2. Lovely travelogue. I hope you had a good conference. Were you presenting?

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    1. Yes, I read a paper on Heidegger and translation.

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  3. I've always wanted to go. Your pictures are fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. I could lose myself in those old arcades. And good to see the fedora out and about. Great photos, too!

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  5. Paris has changed since I was there in 2009. That's when the first big rumors of trouble with Muslim integration were beginning to hit the mainstream press.

    That photo looks an awful lot like Eugene Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People."

    I have no solutions either, but I'll be interested to see what they do at this critical junction.

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    1. Yes, I thought of Delacroix too as soon as I saw it! It's an image worthy of a great painter.

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  6. Thanks for sharing Paris - I'd move there in a minute. It's such a richly historic and beautifully romantic city - loved the 10 days I spent there just walking the boulevards, and side alleys - I felt completely at home! Great memories.

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  7. Dining in Le Train Bleu - I would hope you ordered plateau de fruits de mer and drop a few oysters into some woman's purse... ;)

    And jolly London was only two and a half hours (by Eurostar) away... :)

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  8. Lookin' sharp, professor! (:

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  9. Ah, brings back memories... and only three hours from Basel... and from there, only one hour to Heideggerland. We should take a stroll to Todtnau next time you are around. The "joke" on the postcard, I don't get it either, but juxtaposed to the blonde's card, it already feels rather lame.

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  10. Never mind those calendars, who can understand Frank Gehry?

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  11. Paris is truly a lovely city, I dream of going back there one day.

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