Arcachon, May 2013
Visiting the Louis Vuitton foundation on Nov 16, we really enjoyed our trip. The exhibitions aren’t really there so we’ll have to come back to it later but honestly, the main attraction is Frank Gehry’s building. A real beauty, in the middle of the fantastic ‘jardin d’acclimatation’ an 1860 zoological garden turned into a funfair and city centre farmhouse with sheep and cows and all the trappings. All those views were shot with my vintage 35 mm fixed 1961 Nikkor lens in manual mode.
The mist made the building even more interesting.
Lines and curves from above.
A stone’s throw from the Defense business centre
The modern cascade is also very scenic
The lifts are pretty useless and undersized but the staircase is beautiful and broad.
The Bois de Boulogne from the top
Ah Yes! We are well and truly in Paris.
The pristine Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris is a super building designed by Frank Gehry. Certainly the first – and only – interesting building in Paris in the past 20 years. It was high time. November 2014. This installation by Danish/Icelandic artist Oliafur Eliasson.
Menilmontant is one of those districts in Paris where you might – wrongfully – believe that nothing has changed in the past 50 years.
Montvillargennes. North of Paris. November 2014.