Faces of Paris

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Dreams of humanity. A photo expo on the banks of the Seine. By Reza and Ali bin Thalith. Summer 2015.

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A Middle-Ages face. 12th or 13th century. Musée Cluny, Paris. 2015.

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Lichtenstein, Beaubourg, 2013. (Yes, as you have surmised, I love Lichtenstein)

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A cat face. “The cat and us”. Paris, 2015. (Wot? Wot? Don’t qualify as a Paris face? I say it does) 🙂

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“Portrait of Françoise by Picasso”. 1947. Picasso Museum, 2015. Françoise Gilot, born in 1921 replaced Dora Maar in Picasso’s life. She is the mother of Claude and Paloma Picasso. She is probably the only woman to have ever dumped Picasso. In 1953. (Do not let cubism fool you, Picasso was a hell of realistic artist. Look at the precision of this drawing.) (All rights reserved, I don’t want the Picasso heirs to sue me all the way to eternity and back.) 🙂

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Gare du Nord. Northern station, Paris 2015. The woman portrayed is probably “Berbère” from Morocco.

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Door frame, Paris. Age unknown, I would assume 19th century. The style is definitely Middle-Ages.

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Brigitte Bardot, c.1960. In my brother’s lair, near Impasse Satan.

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Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), Rue des Ecoles, in the Latin Quarter, Paris. Montaigne is one of the greatest French writers, his “Essays” are still studied in literature and philosophy classes. “I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.”

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The shining, Rue de Seine, a street full of galleries that runs between Boulevard Saint-Germain and the River.

To be continued… (Have a great week)

28 thoughts on “Faces of Paris

  1. No wonder Françoise left Picasso – he couldn’t draw for change. 😛 XD

    Interesting airplane below Brigitte. And the car she sits on is interesting too. Have you noticed cars had much more personality last century?

    • I had to look back at the picture for the plane. Yes it is interesting and was still flying at the time the picture was taken. It is a very early plane. c.1915 maybe. Blériot crossed the Channel on a plane like that. Look here: https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=bl%C3%A9riot+avion&rlz=1C5CHFA_enMX526MX527&espv=2&biw=1418&bih=726&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjmj6rIm8zRAhVY4WMKHafrCqIQ_AUIBigB
      and yes cars had more personality. (Coz you’re getting old my friend) 😉 but also because now, all manufacturers do the same market research and come to the same conclusions hence design the same cars… 😦

      • As a child I had a model plane from a building kit, all paper and wood, but it was one of ours, designed by Aurel Vlaicu. Quite similar though, that’s why it drew my attention in the first place. 🙂

        Used to like cars as a child, I recognized the make and model from afar (not that there were many foreign cars out here but still). Now I look at them close up and can’t make them apart. Progress, eh… Well, maybe I’m getting too old (for this sh… you know, like Danny Glover in “Lethal weapon”). 🙂

      • I think we all did modeling as children. (I still have a WWI german plane model which I bought a few years ago.
        And you’re right. I have been a big fan of Danny Glover and this particular sentence for years. Bon week-end. 🙂

  2. Of course I had to stop here next to see if there was anything else from Dreams of Humanity which there was – yay! Love the back story Picasso’s muse. The Lichtenstein bust and the shining mural also made my favorites list! Did your brother take that snap of Bardot?

    • Glad you liked the selection. I don’t think he did though he was photographer for a brief while. I would have heard the story. It’s probably a genuine print he picked up at one his colleagues’ stall in the flea market. It looks nice nevertheless. 🙂
      Be good

  3. Yes -that was great choose !!! It is great to find some interesting way of story telling about places to visit – as you did 🙂
    Paris – sounds so great! I’ve been visiting Italy last week 😀 That was amazing experience- I just have created one post and I am going to write more soon. 😀

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