The Quiet Angler

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Arcachon, May 2013

The Louis Vuitton foundation by Frank Gehry

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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.

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The mist made the building even more interesting.

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Lines and curves from above.

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A stone’s throw from the Defense business centre

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The modern cascade is also very scenic

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris

The lifts are pretty useless and undersized but the staircase is beautiful and broad.

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The entrance

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The Bois de Boulogne from the top

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Ah Yes! We are well and truly in Paris.

Louis Vuitton Foundation

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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

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Menilmontant is one of those districts in Paris where you might – wrongfully – believe that nothing has changed in the past 50 years.

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100 years (B&W)

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Montvillargennes. North of Paris. November 2014.

Autumn leaves

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Montvillagennes (B&W)

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Montvillargennes is a 20th century (1911) mansion – pompously named château – built for Baroness Jeanine Leonino de Rotschild. November 2014.