I don’t know why some Parisians like to complain that they can’t breathe well in the city and always think that this metropole needs more open space. Yet, there are a lot of gardens, parks, and squares (not to mention le bois – somekind of forest – but not a forest;p), and Paris could count on its 500 ha of them. If you find Jardin Luxembourg, … Continue reading Strolling in Parisian garden: Albert Kahn
commemorating la fête nationale – just like independence day of France Republic every 14 july. People would flock to Eiffel Tower since in the afternoon and don’t expect to get ‘great seats’ if you come there by evening.
These pictures were taken on 14 July 2009 during 120th year celebration of Eiffel Tower.
My friends and I, we gathered by Arc de Triomphe and marched ourselves to Champs de Mars and settled there. We enjoyed Continue reading “nothing such a free toilet on la fête nationale”
City of lights, city of love. PDA is not a taboo, so you can catch couples kissing everywhere, in the streets, graffiti on Eiffel Tower walls, and I happened to witness a couple having a pre-wed photo at Trocadero Park, just across the Eiffel Tower! Continue reading let’s fall in love!
You’re not in France when you haven’t visited Eiffel Tower. So many tourists flock this place, so you have to arrange the best time to go up. Certainly not in winter! I managed to survive the super long queue in hot hot summer day (1 hour to get to ticket office, another 30 minutes to queue for the elevator to 2nd level (being acrophobic I … Continue reading woman on top!
French fondamental values : liberté, égalité, fraternité – I found it just right on top of the Hotel Dieu, next to Notre Dame. Hotel Diieu itself is a hospital, which served the prisoners at La Conciergerie (where Marie Antoinette was prisoned before guilllotined). Considering it has Palais de Justice also in the quarter, so most important things happened there I guess, the trial, prison, and hospital. … Continue reading liberté, égalité, fraternité
In every city in the world there must be the Zero Kilometer that marks the first measurement, just like the Point Zero that’s located just right 10 steps in front of Notre Dame! Point Zero marks the spot from which all road distances are measured in France. This marker was first placed there April 22, 1769. The current star/stone was place in the pavement in … Continue reading make a wish at point zero
I don’t need to describe how much I’m in love with this city. like Donna Summer song “To Paris with love” — “I fell in love when I walk this street of Paris…I fell in love when I walk this street alone…if you’re looking for love, then you gotta go to Paris…looking for love then you gotta go alone…” walking down the street along the … Continue reading paris je t’aime
Flowers blosssom! Hot sunny weather! no more coats! no more wool socks! sunglasses! well..we can’t always predict the wind, so..yes, the flower pattern scarf is casually hung:p everyone is out, chairs are sprung in the terraces, open air picnic, make out in the park, playing balls with papa, or just staying idle under the sun! my friend Kiki came to visit after MIPCOM in Cannes, … Continue reading sprang of spring
single or not single, is not a question. this place up on the hill in Montmartre is must visit for you in love or out of love. Spend the late afternoon ascending the stairs, or you can just take the metro right to Lamarck or Abbesses (embrace yourself in the elevator, smells like ..yucks) and down the butte or take the furniculaire if you want … Continue reading le butte montmartre
Amélie still seeks solitude. She amuses herself with silly questions about the world below, such as “How many people are having an orgasm right now?” (taken from Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain. I, too took the same sight and view, and began to wonder. What’s the man like? what’s the girl’s like? where did they meet? Do they like the same movie? Do they share the … Continue reading Le fabuleux montmartre