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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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Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale

BarbieI like to scale things up when I’m in Paris. Just because of the fact that Paris is full of hidden treasures that are worth to take a closer look at.

I found this ”beauty” in the streets of Belleville, an area in Paris located between 4 different districts: the 20th, 19th, 11th and 10th district. Belleville was formerly an independent town separated from Paris. The name Belleville means beautiful city. For now Belleville is an non touristic area, but I think that will change in a few years. That’s because Belleville is an upcoming area with lots an lots of hidden treasures! I’ll soon tell you more about the best places in Belleville.

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥ 

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Pyramide du Louvre, Paris.

Pyramide

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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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Place Vendôme, Paris

Place Vendome

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Assocation LE M.U.R. – Street Art in Paris

DamianAlright street-art fans, time to pay attention!

As you may have noticed in all my previous posts, Paris is full of amazing street art. Most of the street art is illegal, but gladly, Paris is also a city with many legal places for artists to express them selves.

Le M.U.R is a great example of one of those places. (Don’t confuse the name of this wall with the one in Montmartre ‘Le mur des je t’aime‘) Le M.U.R is a concept conceived by the French artist Jean Faucheur. By means of great perseverance he managed to grab a piece of Paris, where each week a new artist may show his or her work.

It was a great honor to meet him in person while he was looking at one of the new art pieces on the wall. He told us so much about his work, about other street art in Paris and other information you can’t find on the internet ;) For example: did you knew that many street art in Paris gets stolen? Such a same and a big scandal because street art is for everyone. Not only for the people who can’t afford expensive artworks but also for the people like me, who enjoy all those unique pieces. How can I capture them for you…if they steal it from the wall?! The prices of the street art pieces are sometimes worth more than 50 thousand euros! Depending on the artists of course. But is doesn’t matter how famous the artist is, street art is priceless. 

Street art le Mur

If you are curious about all the artworks of Le M.U.R, you can go to: 
http://lemur.asso.fr/ or buy their book called Le MUR, The Wall.

If you want to see Le M.U.R by yourself, here is the address:
107 Rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris

By the way: the wall gets painted on Saturday. If you get the chance it’s definitely fun to have a chat with the artists! They love to talk about their work, really interesting to learn new artists!

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥ 

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Fabulous Fabric stores in Paris.

Stoffenwinkel 1What time it is? Time to create our own stuff!

Yep that’s right, the time has come for all the creative people in the world. Express yourself! You don’t want to own the same pants as your teacher because they happened to be on sale. So, what can you do about it?

One word… DIY! Which means ”do it yourself”. There are countless ways to get inspired. For example: Pinterest is full of amazing DIY stuff, and I’m a big fan of it. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the profile of myWorldofParis (and please subscribe) 

I don’t have patterns for you, but I do know some great fabric stores in Paris where you can buy the most fabulous fabrics you can think of. All those fabric stores are located in Montmartre and they are all next to each other. A bit competitive but oh so convenient for shopping. My mother had to drag me out of the store, otherwise I probably had spend the night over there ;)

A point of attention are the prices. I found a stunning fabric with birds and flowers…but it costed €40 per meter. Suddenly the fabric wasn’t that pretty anymore, haha. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money , pay attention to the quality of the fabric. When you’re in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask the staff about it. They are there to help you out. There are also special price-off-corners with last scraps of fabric or fabrics that don’t belong to the regular assortment anymore. There is also plenty of choice with normal prices.

I’ll give you one address, the rest you’ll find automatically.
Les Coupons De Saint Pierre
1 Place Saint Pierre
75018 Paris, France (duh)