Hanoï vibes ! Speed and steady, modern yet still very traditional. My kind of town, with so much to explore and decipher. One of those places that you’ll never really know, no matter how much you read or visit .. In response to WPC on Transformation Continue reading Transformation or Cohabitation?
Pop of colours under the heavy white skies of Hanoi .. Note to myself: buy a vase big enough to fit the purple bouquet. Make it 2, the sunflowers are so beautiful, aren’t they? another radiant flower will certainly be the smile of the vendor 🙂 In response to WPC on Waiting Continue reading Waiting for a gentleman
“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop … Continue reading Where there’s a wall, there’s a way
Do you recognise this walking man ? The “autopilot mode” walk, the stiff neck and the pain in the shoulders from all those hours on his laptop and anxiously checking his messages on his phone?.. If you could zoom in, you would probably see a deep frown line between his eyes. Sounds familiar? Look at the paintings of Gainsbourg and Dylan. Don’t you feel they are staring … Continue reading Look Up, Breath, Relax and Let Go!
Paris is a bliss for street artists. Look up, look side ways, even on the roads sometimes.. As we are talking Face today, here is one of my favorite: This ear is signed by Urban Solid, a duo of Italian artists pretty famous in the The Street Art’s third dimension. Even though they are exhibiting in famous International galleries, most of their masterpieces are for free and anyone … Continue reading Chuuut… Parisian walls have ears!
This week Photo Challenge is Victory : forget the sad times. It’s all about revelling a win. Because I know that our values will prevail. Because I am so proud of the resilience of my fellow Parisians, to see them back in terraces, standing for our values and our love of life. Victory is reconnecting with our true spirits. Continue reading Victory over #ParisAttacks
This morning shot could have been taken anywhere in South East Asia. This year, 10 or even 20 years ago. Asia has this fascinating duality: very modern but also very traditional. It takes whatever it likes from the “farang” world, but stays true to its genuine self. At dawn, the monks leave their monastery to shops, houses and markets where people offer them food in … Continue reading Photo 101: A timeless Asian street
Live from Paris, for another day before we head to Switzerland.. Here is my take on the weekly photo challenge on Wall (mur): First time I saw a bike embed into a Parisian wall, with the logo Ride In Peace, I thought it was a little memorial for an unlucky rider. Then I saw another one, in another district. And another one..So I did my bit … Continue reading The French word of the day: Mur (to ride in peace and to listen to…)
Chocolate don’t ask silly questions. Chocolate understand.Whatever the question of the worried or sad face, chocolate is the answer. (Definitely inspired by the diet of the week 😛 – Happy Holidays to you all! ) Continue reading (yellow) M&Ms to the rescue !!!
The Purdey is a pub located in the “Triangle of Thirst” (three streets north of Saint Sulpice, Paris), a perfectly gentle and cozy village during the day. As the sun sets and the bars open, it all tends to get blurry.. especially during a rugby finale when beers flow freely 😛 ! Continue reading Photo101: glass