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Imaging Paris: Bouquinistes

[Photos by lodrorigdzin; all rights reserved] Alex was in Paris last week, and he kindly asked if he could photograph anything in particular for me. He knew I’d love these images of the book stalls on the Seine. The offer … Continue reading

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Imaging Paris: Documenting May 1968

Protesters march down Boulevard Saint Michel on May 10, 1968. The banner reads: “Sorbonne Teachers Against Repression. [Photo by Serge Hambourg/via Art Knowledge News] French photojournalist Serge Hambourg documented the turbulent student revolt in Paris in the spring of 1968  … Continue reading

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Imaging Paris: May 1968

Photos de Paris en 68. Montage: yoy’. Musique: Rosa Park -” la revolte gronde.”

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Paris May 1968: Under the Cobblestones, the Beach

Students dig up cobblestones to throw at police. The layer of sand below the stones led to the slogan, “Under the cobblestones, the beach.” [Photo by Serge Hambourg/via NPR] Sylvia Poggioli has an excellent radio story on NPR, Marking the … Continue reading

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Imaging Paris: Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts Paris. Watercolor by deneux_jacques. Thanks to deneux_jacques for sharing this image in the Creative Commons. See his superb photo set, Ah, Paris! Imaging Paris documents places in the city and the images that inhabit them. “Just as … Continue reading

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Fashionista Street : April Can Wait

[Photo by Bill Cunningham/NYT] I know this cafe. It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Pont des Beaux Arts foot bridge and the statue of Voltaire. It has a grand view of the Quai de la Seine, … Continue reading

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Fashionista Street: Valentino at Musée Rodin

Valentino’s finale at the Rodin Museum was bathed in red. [Photo by Jean-Luce Huré for NYT] To the storied history of the Hôtel Biron– Rodin’s studio, Sister of Icarus, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet — add this: … Continue reading

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Fashionista Street: Bowlers Are Back

No, not bowling shirts. The hat, a la City of London, René Magritte, and A Clockwork Orange. That’s the big news from Day 1 of Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. The prattle behind the prance at Jean Paul Gaultier: bowlers … Continue reading

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Imaging Paris: Fontaine des Médicis

The Fontaine des Médicis in the Luxembourg Garden, Paris. [Photo by a blind flaneur] I went straight to the fontaine des Médicis. There was nobody there; but the spirit of the place held me at once and I could not … Continue reading

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Fashionista Street: Nuit Blanche

[Photo by Bill Cunningham, NYT] The Sunday Style section of the New York Times includes a regular feature called “On the Street,” a gallery of candid, “F8 and be there” photos that provide a funky foil to the stylized glamor … Continue reading

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