Tulips And Blue Thingamidodas

It seems that engagement on my previous brutalist posts was pretty sluggish. My readers don't seem to be into sharp-angled concrete blocks so I thought this picture taken Boulevard St Jacques in the 14th district would be more appealing to you. As to flower names, apart from tulips, I'm useless. Might as well call them... Continue Reading →

Ivry Kaleidoscope

Ivry is a funny place. One minute it's about brutalist architecture. The next you stumble upon a mini rose garden on a piece of wasteland and poetry is overwhelming. A few hundred yards further you feel like you are looking at the leaflet of some modernist architect.     And a couple of streets further... Continue Reading →


When I saw this remarkable chestnut tree in L'Haÿ les Roses last Sunday, I immediately felt like tree-hugging. Above all, the warmish afternoon caused the rain to evaporate and created that vaporous background. The photo was left as is.

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