Another day in Paris…


“Don’t make my blue eyes brown…” Or is it the other way round? Latin Quarter. 2018.


A Dino Fiat at the flea market in Saint-Ouen. (See Midnight in Paris). This little red thang was built in 1969. A thousand units. It really is a Ferrari disguised as a Fiat. Engine by Dino Ferrari, son of Enzo, hence the name. “Carrosserie” by Bertone. A beauty.


Where is the double-six? Montmartre. 2018.


Life is beautiful. (Glad you told me). Flea market, Saint-Ouen.


Art Déco. 15th arrondissement.


Jean-Paul Sartre reading…


… Don Quixote de la Mancha. (Detail)


Full view. Le Marais. (I haven’t the faintest about the title of this work…)


Rue du petit-musc, le Marais. That street is reported as early as 1358. My great-great-etc. Uncle, Charles Onraët died in this street, age 20, in 1858. He was a student at the Lycée Charlemagne, across the river. Though the family had been established in India since the 18th century, they apparently still sent their children in Europe to study.


Butte-aux-cailles, 2018. My friend Jenny took the very same picture a while back. Funny how some of us walk the exact same steps. Visit her great site at:


Detail of the above. A hint of Klimt, maybe?


Miró, at la Défense, the Business area west of Paris. (There is a red Calder mobile to the left)


“Who you gonna call?”




Let the children fly. Butte-aux-cailles.


I dream of Arkham. (A major city of Lovecraft’s works. Look closely. Right brow). This particular artist was very present this summer in Paris. More to come.


The First Consul crossing the Alps at the Grand Saint-Bernard. By Jacques-Louis David, c.1800. Castle of la Malmaison. Detail. I don’t know the horse’s name.


The Goddess Athena in front of the French Senate, at the Palais du Luxembourg. Athena was the Goddess of Wisdom. Despite the current shortage, may Wisdom prevail.

Thank you for flying Equinoxio on this longer than usual trip to Paris. (I normally limit those posts to 15 images, but selection can be difficult). Have a great week.

48 thoughts on “Another day in Paris…

  1. A few associations:
    1) Yes, it is the other way around 😎
    2) Call HER!
    3) That’s okay, since if you ask me the horse doesn’t look to me as though it particularly wants to know yours either, jus’ sayin’
    4)”Despite the current shortage,” hahaHA!! 😂

  2. Fantastic murals! Wonderful detail on the Le Marais! I am always astounded by the way artists get the dimensions right on such a huge scale. Love your sense of humor…last photo…wisdom!?🤣🤣
    Thanks for another wonderful post, Brian.

    • Astublift Dina. 😉
      You are very right. Hadn’t really thought of it: the proportions! They must have a pre-sketch, but how do they adapt to the exact size of the wall? In addition, I understand many street artists paint very fast. That’s talent for you…
      And wisdom… well. You know. 😦

  3. These photos are great. You did a fine job of representing the nuances one can find in Paris and they need only to slow down, turn off the phone, and open their eyes. You were right not to cull down the mix.

    • Merci Alison. Hadn’t thought of it but you are right. Every corner of every street in Paris (and elsewhere) has so many nuances… (I am actually doing now what I wanted to do back in 1970, when I arrived in Paris, with an Asahi Pentax camera. I wanted to walk the streets and take pictures of the doors, the balconies, the façades, etc. But can you imagine with a 36 pix roll? 😉 Now it’s easy. Take care.

  4. wonderful Paris, merci.
    I did not know that the Dino Fiat had the awesome engine…
    and was just reading about Sergio Marchionne, the former Fiat (and then Chrysler) CEO – maybe he did not make Ferarri engines but he sure turned Chrysler around

  5. Thanks for the shout out. I do still love that art that I also photographed. It is funny how many of us travel the same steps in the same place and yet feel as though we are the only ones. I imagine many of us have the same instincts to go to the same places. You and I share the interest in street art and would never have walked by something like this unnoticed. Although I am sure there are plenty of people who do so regularly or see it as graffiti instead of art.

    Anyway, great selection here. Lots of different and interesting items.

    • Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it. Yes poor Uncle Charles met with an early demise. I just finally scanned the family history my father wrote. It was typed, and took a bit of correction after scanning. (No way I was gonna “type” it again. Now I have to edit it. And then translate to English… 😦

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