Marly le roi. France. December 2014
A series of pictures taken from Orange Cloud for Business’ Normandy data center. As Orange is my client all the pictures are watermarked with their French hosting Website. Plenty of opportunities for great pictures in such a building. All shots taken in manual mode with my lightweight Nikon D7000 and my favourite 1962 Nikkor 35mm... Continue Reading →
Olafur Eliasson’s “inside the horizon" installation. One of the most scenic and interesting pieces of Art at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. November 2014.
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... Continue Reading →
Montvillargennes is a 20th century (1911) mansion - pompously named château - built for Baroness Jeanine Leonino de Rotschild. November 2014.
St Denis Basilica (now a Cathedral) is the place to go if you want to see all the late Kings and Queens of France. Before they were beheaded that is. October 2014.
Auvers sur Oise: I found that mock castle so funny I couldn’t miss it. And I like the way the 3 windows above the entrance were laid out on the façade. A drawbridge and barbican as well as a portcullis would have done nicely by the way.
Chopin once lived here… And George Sand wasn’t very far. Don’t ask what these two were up to. A bit far from Orléans, the private square has been a listed national landmark since 1977. In the middle of our street… Neo classical fountains. Not so neo neo classical motobike. The English look and feel isn’t... Continue Reading →