The Paris Chinese Year pageant takes place every year. This year, the Chinese New Year was on February 5. Instead of focusing on the pageant itself I zoomed in on the dense crowd this time and I found that the best part of the show was there, behind the barrier tape. One of the onlookers... Continue Reading →
Les Olympiades, a Council Estate (social housing) development in the Southeast of Paris (13th district). This is the epicentre of the Chinese quarter of Paris. All towers are named after a City which housed the Olympic games hence its name.
When the “vivid” theme was announced - or rather as soon as I was able to discover it because yesterday I was busy working all day at the Paris School of Business, the 2015 Chinese New Year Pageant came to my mind. It’s only this year I managed to find some time to take photos... Continue Reading →
Selected portraits from the Chinese New Year Pageant. Not all of the participants are Chinese nor Indochinese. There are indeed young men and women from all origins in that pageant. I must admit I like the one above best amongst the portraits I took on that day. February 2015.
Selfies are flavour of the month. Even at the Chinese New Year pageant in Paris and even though one should be looking and smiling at the crowd. Narcissism knows no boundaries. February 2015.
There is this new trend in Paris whereby Wallace fountains are painted all kinds of colours (above, Poterne des Peupliers in a yet to be inaugurated new housing development - use Streetview to get back in time). Sir Richard must be turning in his grave. Below is a very apt red version in Chinatown.
OK, admit it, this beats the hell out of the average W2 mews doesn’t it? Cité Verte (behind the ugly greeen gates), rue L. M. Nordmann. Paris 13. March 2014
At last I can walk about town and I can take pictures too. Yet, on that beautiful Spring day (temperatures around 25 celcius in Paris today), my crutch was never very far away from me. March 9, 2014.
Last October, street artists from all over the World were asked to decorate 36 apartments in a 1960s block of flats due to be demolished. The experience was amazing and I was one of the happy few who were able to visit the “tour” for a whole evening and take pictures at my leisure. Others... Continue Reading →