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Weekly photo challenge, Half and Half.

Louis Vuitton donker kopieMy Weekly Photo Challenge, Half and Half shows a man alone in the universe. Humble to the forces of mother nature. A man can make great things but, will always have to give in to the power of the unknown.

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La Tour Eiffel from Place de la Concorde, Paris.

La Tour

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Paris Photo Fair, Grand Palais.

Explosion+w+Road©Shirley Wegner

I‘ve noticed that I have a lot of followers who are into photography and into Paris as well. So, good news for them because this weekend is the 18th edition of the Paris Photo Fair! The fair takes place on a beautiful location, namely the Grand Palais located in the 8th district of Paris. That’s nearby the Champs-Élysées so don’t forget to visit the Christmas market.

The fair is a great opportunity to discover new artists and meet new people who have the same interests as you do. You can walk there for hours because 169 galleries will expose their best works! I’m a bit sad that I couldn’t be there this weekend, because I would like to admire the work of one of my favorite artists: Shirley Wegner. She is mostly known for her large-scale photographs of landscapes that she creates by herself. For me are the big explosions the most impressing, but she has also amazing art pieces of paper. The rest of the artists of the Paris Photo Fair can be found by using this link.

This fair is only from the 13th till the 16th of November and a ticket costs €30,00. If you want to take a closer look at all the photographs, you have to visit Paris this weekend ;) Check out their website for more information or to buy your tickets online.

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

Tell me the stories if you have been there or to share your favorite artists!

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Christmas markets, Paris.

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Wow, it feels like yesterday that I told you my Christmas ball story, but it’s really almost a year ago! Time flies so fast this year. Well, according to my friends, I say that every year but, this year is truly different ;) Even though I had to work a lot and started a new study, I tried to visit Paris as much as possible. When I had left Paris in December, I came back in April, followed by a trip in August and now I go again in December to enjoy a bit of the Christmas atmosphere. Unfortunately, I can’t stay for long, but I’m busy with planning a new trip for the beginning of 2015 (that sounds so far away!)

Right, I was talking about the Christmas atmosphere because today (14/11/14) starts the Christmas market at the Champs-Elysées! Which is good news because that means the rest will follow! At the Christmas market at the Champs-Elysées are a lot of fun things to do and to buy and the Ferris wheel (Grande Roue) at the end is really a picture perfect. If you want to save some money, don’t take it with you because it’s hard to keep it in your wallet.

As I just said, the rest of the Christmas markets will follow, here are some important places and dates:
(For more information you can go to the official site of the Christmas markets in Paris for opening hours etc.)

15/11 – Christmas market St-Germain-des-Prés.
20/11 – Christmas market La Défense.
06/12 – Christmas market Montmartre.
12/12 – Christmas market  Notre-Dame
13/12 – Christmas market Trocadéro/Eiffel Tower.

Besides this list of Christmas markets there are a lot of other places to find, hidden between the other Christmas craziness of Paris!

If you go to Paris these days, I wish you a lot of fun and hope you will share your Christmas experiences with me when you’re back :)
Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

Here are some pictures of last year, to get into the Christmas mood.

 

 

 

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Why Paris never gets me tired.

danielleWhat’s so special about Paris? Why do you like a city where you can easily be clamped between the doors of a metro. I like Chanel no. 5, why do you like the smell of sewerage and exhaust fumes? Why do you want to ride a bicycle between the crazy traffic people of Paris? Are you ever gonna get tired of Paris? 

Nope.

When you are going to bed on time, or give your pet a shower.. I’m just being my weird self trying to give every Paris lover a place to hang out. A place to get some information and to be entertained. Just like a live concert, but without the fireworks (I do can take of a false singing voice).

In this posts I’ll give you the 5 answers to the questions above. Here we go:

1. I can’t tell you exactly what’s so special about Paris, because it remains a personal opinion. I do can show you a lot of things on my blog that will show you that Paris is more than a big city with an Eiffel tower. Things are happening. It doesn’t matter if you don’t see that stuff automatically, I’ll teach you. Trust me, everyone has a little Parsien(ne) inside ;)

2. That about ”being clamped between the doors of a metro” isn’t true. You have plenty of time to get in! Ofcourse you can be clamped between the doors of a metro if you keep your eyes closed or if you don’t want to wait a whole minute till the next metro arrives…Yes, also a metro is full at one point, don’t push yourself in there.

3. If Chanel ever wants to create a perfume that smells like sewerage and exhaust fumes, I wouldn’t buy it. But we have to admit that those kind of smells belong to the metro stations of Paris. When I arrive at Gare-du-Nord and take the first metro to my hotel, it feels immediately like home. A priceless smell and feeling that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

4. Cycling in Paris is amazing. I’m not saying that because I’m from the Netherlands and earlier could ride a bike than could walk, but because Paris has a lot of cycling roads. You can discover a lot more on a bicycle. Always remember that the traffic on your right has right of way and don’t be afraid to ring your bell like a Christmas song. Remember those two points and everything will be fine.

5. I don’t think I ever get tired of Paris. Every time I’m there I discover new places and every time I have to leave, I wonder when I will be back again. Sticky notes with stuff about Paris are everywhere in my room. So many interesting artworks I still have to see, enough shopping stores to go wild and leave Paris with an empty wallet, important history pieces at every corner of the street (next to the corn sellers), countless sights and way too many delicious restaurants. You can not convince me that it will ever get bored!

If you got more questions about me and my obsession for Paris, go to my Twitter account. I’ll try to give you as many reasons as I can about why Paris never gets me tired! Hope to see you there!

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

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Owl love Paris ♥

Hi everyone! What do you think of my lovely owls hanging around in Paris?
Owls

 

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Follow the rhythm of Paris.

Walking