Archive for the ‘Paris’ Category

12/10/2006

First tram in Paris since 1937!


The year Picasso unveiled Guernica, at the Paris International Exposition.

Why trams again? The City Government says,

“The ambition of the City of Paris is … for the health and well-being of the inhabitants, to reduce the space given to the automobile, to diminish pollution and noise.”

And in a poll cited by the city, a high percentage of Parisians agree.
They want to reduce the space given to the automobile.
To me, that’s the key to a great city.
So people can meet each other and exchange ideas.

Text in French and images here. Looks nice, it runs through the southern arrondisements,

the 13th, the 14th, and the 15th. Through areas that most tourists wouldn’t go through.


The T3 line
commence December 16th.

All aboard this kind of thinking!

-Edouard



Now if we could just do something about their Foreign Policy …. !

12/10/2006

First tram in Paris since 1937!


The year Picasso unveiled Guernica, at the Paris International Exposition.

Why trams again? The City Government says,

“The ambition of the City of Paris is … for the health and well-being of the inhabitants, to reduce the space given to the automobile, to diminish pollution and noise.”

And in a poll cited by the city, a high percentage of Parisians agree.
They want to reduce the space given to the automobile.
To me, that’s the key to a great city.
So people can meet each other and exchange ideas.

Text in French and images here. Looks nice, it runs through the southern arrondisements,

the 13th, the 14th, and the 15th. Through areas that most tourists wouldn’t go through.


The T3 line
commence December 16th.

All aboard this kind of thinking!

-Edouard



Now if we could just do something about their Foreign Policy …. !

11/30/2006


The lights of Paris at night

Salut Beaute’!
I hear Piaf singing….

If you love Paris,

put a little
on the stereo,

Pour yourself a and click on this.

Then slowly slowly and sweetly, doucement,doucement, scroll to the right.

Amusez-vous,
-Edouard

merci!

11/30/2006


The lights of Paris at night

Salut Beaute’!
I hear Piaf singing….

If you love Paris,

put a little
on the stereo,

Pour yourself a and click on this.

Then slowly slowly and sweetly, doucement,doucement, scroll to the right.

Amusez-vous,
-Edouard

merci!

11/30/2006


The lights of Paris at night

Salut Beaute’!
I hear Piaf singing….

If you love Paris,

put a little
on the stereo,

Pour yourself a and click on this.

Then slowly slowly and sweetly, doucement,doucement, scroll to the right.

Amusez-vous,
-Edouard

merci!

11/28/2006

The Life and Death of Great French Cities

Tour St. Jacques c. 1523

Tour Eiffel 1889

Tour Montparnasse 1972

“Le Phare” – The Lighthouse 2007

Plus ca change, plus ca devient pire?
The more things change, the more they become worse?

Actually ’07 is better than ’72. And it should be highly “green.”
Thom Mayne and Morphosis designed the new one.

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But the real question is, what would

Jacques Tati say?!

-Edouard

“Phare” story via.

11/28/2006

The Life and Death of Great French Cities

Tour St. Jacques c. 1523

Tour Eiffel 1889

Tour Montparnasse 1972

“Le Phare” – The Lighthouse 2007

Plus ca change, plus ca devient pire?
The more things change, the more they become worse?

Actually ’07 is better than ’72. And it should be highly “green.”
Thom Mayne and Morphosis designed the new one.

+-+-+-+-

But the real question is, what would

Jacques Tati say?!

-Edouard

“Phare” story via.

11/28/2006

The Life and Death of Great French Cities

Tour St. Jacques c. 1523

Tour Eiffel 1889

Tour Montparnasse 1972

“Le Phare” – The Lighthouse 2007

Plus ca change, plus ca devient pire?
The more things change, the more they become worse?

Actually ’07 is better than ’72. And it should be highly “green.”
Thom Mayne and Morphosis designed the new one.

+-+-+-+-

But the real question is, what would

Jacques Tati say?!

-Edouard

“Phare” story via.

10/18/2006

Gehry in Paree

As of 2010, this museum will exhibit contemporary art from the archives of the luxurious Louis Vuitton Company. The glass structure, to be held together by a filigree mesh of steel trusses, is currently being embedded into Paris’s Bois de Boulogne park.

photo: AP

10/18/2006

Gehry in Paree

As of 2010, this museum will exhibit contemporary art from the archives of the luxurious Louis Vuitton Company. The glass structure, to be held together by a filigree mesh of steel trusses, is currently being embedded into Paris’s Bois de Boulogne park.

photo: AP