“This is not a lamp-post”. Paris bridge.
“Europe-Orient, Far East”, Air France poster. My first flight ever was on that line. I should have bought the poster in that restaurant. (Or stolen it?)
Beyond the shadow of a dot.
Wolinski was a cartoonist and an editor of Charlie Hebdo; he was murdered by Al-Quaeda killers during an editorial meeting at Charlie, along with Cabu, Charb and many others. He lived in this building in the Latin Quarter. The trial of the only remaining assassin is only taking place now… Seven years to “build” a trial? Come on!
Boats on the Seine. Jean Gabin was a major French actor of the 30’s, all the way to 60’s. Yves Montand was a singer and actor of the 50’s to the 80´s. Strange that their names should still ride on the River.
Urban warfare. That mural South of Paris did not have a fence blocking the view, as another one I featured on this blog. Take a minute to look at all the characters. There is a story there.
Élégante at La Pérouse, a posh 19th century restaurant on the left bank. The ace of heart says: “Je t’aime, patate.” (I love you, dummy). It could be an add-on. (Really?)
20th century élégante, judging by the dress. 50’s? The author is probably a comic book artist. Couldn’t place him/her though. Then I did some research: artist is Jean-Pierre Gibrat. Don’t know his work. Looks nice. I move that funding be allocated for further research. (Do we have a second?)
Élégante, 3000BC, ancient Egypt. The goddess Nouit with Thot, the Ibis god. Nouit (Nuit in English?) was the goddess of the sky and mother of Osiris and Isis. Medical school, rue des Saint-pères.
Renault 4, Boulevard Saint-Germain. My first car was one of those. Blue. Exactly 49 years ago. OMG.
Gutenberg, at the Saint-Germain-des-près metro station. I’ve probably posted it several times before. Don’t care. The impact of Gutenberg on western civilization is immeasurable.
Blake and Mortimer. Point of sales material at a comics store near Montparnasse. They seem to have tickets for the Royal Albert Hall. Artist is probably André Juillard, one of several artists who’ve been hired to continue Blake and Mortimer’s adventures, after their creator, Edgar P. Jacobs, died.
This bike did not participate in the attack on Congress last year. The guy with the horns did. (Bike was behind the Palais-Royal)
S/Heroes. That is part of the mural with the big fence. I went around the block. Ivry. South of Paris. Artist is a duo: Tito Mulk. Thank you to Gilles Labruyère. Don’t miss his delicious (almost) daily cartoons at: https://gilscow.wordpress.com/
Ancient Greek street art. Rue Jacob, Paris.
I sometimes wonder how and when Frida became so universal. (Not that I disagree.) The artist is C+S (Collage and Stencil); French, born near Lyon, now lives in Paris.
The Académie Française across “The River.”
Thank you for walking along on Equinoxio’s unguided Paris tours. Until next time:
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