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Street Art: Accordian Player dans Quartier Latin

by Anna Blanch on August 18, 2010

There is just so much about this piece by Jef Aerosol that I find inspiring. It tugs at me, though not quite like the little boy from yesterday, but it also makes me smile – laugh even – at the aptness of this work which epitmises so much of what i’ve seen and experienced during [...]

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Street Art: little boy on Rue Mouffetard

by Anna Blanch on August 17, 2010

So I don’t know anything about Jef Aerosol (that’s the way a number of pieces are signed in this area of the Latin Quarter. But doesn’t this little boy tug at you. Even looking at a photo of the work I can’t help but be moved. I even took some friends from my french classes [...]

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Day 8 -15: Pantheon and Latin Quarter and Musee Rodin

by Anna Blanch on August 16, 2010

After it become very obvious that my accent is tres mal and I really need to word on my use of reflexive verbs, I finally collected my carte etudiante (student card) and headed off on a grand marche (big walk) towards the Pantheon. I walked past Jardin de Luxembourg and down into the 5th arrondisement. [...]

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Street Art: La Fayette Metro

by Anna Blanch on August 11, 2010

The street art of Paris is not limited to the open air, but rather the art extends even to the Metro stations. There are some famous ones and I’m hoping to visit some of the more famous stations to take some photos over the next couple of weeks, but right now I have some shots [...]

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Transpositions Tuesday: Le Mur pour la Paix

by Anna Blanch on August 10, 2010

Paris is a feast for those interested in culture and the arts. After my post last week on Barbara Nicolosi’s chapter in For the Beauty of the Church, I’ve been thinking about Politics and art, and specifically Art which has a political aspect. My post on Transpositions this week is titled: Le Mur pour la [...]

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Street Art: L’horloge de Saint Lazare

by Anna Blanch on August 10, 2010

The sculpture is entitled “L’heure pour tous” or “Time for all” in English, and is by Arman.The idea is that when you look at a clock on the side, you can not see the time! Except, of course, at the Gare Saint Lazare in Paris. I’m fascinated by the way that the birds have defecated [...]

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Street Art:: Mosner on Rue Ramey

by Anna Blanch on August 9, 2010

On a corner near Rue Ramey in the 18th arrondisement – also known as Montmatre. The piece is signed Mosner*.  This is the first in a series of posts with photos of street art in Paris. *If you have any information about the artist I’d appreciate if you would share.

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So my first week has flown by and I wanted to share some of the highlights! Day 1: metro pass acquired, french placement task sat…and oral failed when I couldn’t remember french vocab and blurted out German…(?) oh, well, least i’ll learn it right, food found, feet hurt. I don’t think much beats the crunch [...]

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An Appointment with Paris

August 1, 2010

About 2 hours ago I looked at the piles of clothing and miscellaneous stuff needed for this month long sojourn to Paris and realised that I was far from the super-organized person I usually am in these situations. But, then again experience is a double-edged sword. I’m about to walk out of the house, having [...]

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Perfect Preparation for Paris Playlist

July 30, 2010

 After discovering some other playlists and taking your advice and comments on yesterday’s post- I put together my own little Parisian playlist to play while I’m getting organised for the grand Parisian adventure! Adventure? listen to me,how far I’ve come since yesterday! I’m going to try hard to make it as much of an adventure [...]

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