Saturday, September 10, 2011

Today, Beyond Paris 


This "Field of Flags" in Battery Park honors those whose lives were lost on 9/11 and those who tried to save them*.  There are over 3,000 flags, the stripes  are lists of names.  Additionally there are flags representing the 92 countries who shared in this loss.
*To see a special exhibit honoring 911 heroes, go to Joe McNally's blog...
and to Peter Turnley to see his 9/11 images and reflections. 

The new World Trade Center can be seen rising behind 
The Sphere 
a Fritz Koenig sculpture that originally occupied the plaza in front of the WTC.  The piece was damaged but not destroyed in the attack.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

And Speaking of Perspective...
 How about inside out...

upside  down,

 or downside up?

Friday, September 02, 2011

Paris Icons
Sometimes one just needs to play with a new perspective on these old favorites...

Thursday, September 01, 2011

At The Bastille Sunday Market

Some familiar faces

and some new...

but always fresh produce to take home!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Have Aliens Invaded Paris?

It may look like a spaceship, but it is an exciting, temporary exhibit of Zaha Hadid's futuristic architecture
that has landed in the courtyard of the 

And what better backdrop for Hadid's work, than the Institute's intricate ocular wall designed by Jean Nouvel, to adjust in response to the sun's intensity. 

Inside you'll find exhibits and explanations of Hadid's work. If you are in Paris between now and October 30th, GO!  
 You will  be transported.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Come Dance With Me..!

The summer tradition of nightly tango along the Seine continues.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Don't Miss the Train

If you enjoy photographing motion in the Metro, do it soon as the opportunity is rapidly disappearing due to the sliding glass doors being installed between the platform and the tracks.  This is one of the few remaining stations without the extra layer of doors!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

But today it all comes to an end until next July....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

And, yes, the Parisians take advantage of la Plage.....!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Paris Plage

If you can't escape Paris in the summer, don't worry, the city brings a bit of the beach (la plage) to you....

Thursday, August 18, 2011

From The Back of The Church

The front of St. Paul-St. Louis on Rue St. Antoine in the Marais is currently shrouded by scaffolding, but if you walk around to the back, in Village St. Paul, you can still have this view.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fête de l'Assomption

August 15th, Feast of The Assumption for Catholics around the world, is un jour férié (holiday) throughout France.  I just happened to catch this procession as it wound its way down rue St. Antoine and across Place Bastille.  A number of priests, church officials and several thousand pilgrims followed behind respectfully singing hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary.

Sunny Sunday....

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Paris Beckons.....

What could be better than celebrating your birthday in Paris?  Was she singing "Joyeux anniversaire"...?