duminică, 20 decembrie 2009

Paris in December / Paris in decembrie







In December, Paris bursts out of its sleepy autumn quiet and lights up literally and figuratively. Trees up and down the Champs-Elysées are strung with garlands of shimmering light, and many other places around the city are decorated in the same festive spirit. An ice-skating rink is set up on the plaza outside of Hôtel de Ville. Christmas markets spring up all around the city, with their warm wood-roofed booths, vin chaud (hot wine), enchanting decorations and gifts, and gourmet treats.
Paris in December is fairly relaxed, making the month an ideal time to take advantage of the city's many sights and attractions. Take your time exploring museums, sipping cinnamon-infused hot wine, or attending a special holiday concert.



In decembrie, Paris izbucneste din starea de somnolenta de toamna si se aprinde - la propriu si la figurat. Copacii de-a lungul Champs-Elysées sunt impodobiti cu ghirlande de lumini care licaresc si multe din alte locuri de prin oras sunt decorate in acelasi spirit festiv. Un patinoar este instalat in piata din fata Hôtel de Ville. Piatete de Craciun rasar peste tot prin oras, cu tarabe cu acoperis din lemn, vin chaud ( vin fiert ), decoratii si cadouri incantatoare si produse gourmet.
Paris in decembrie are o atmosfera de poveste, facand din aceasta perioada timpul ideal de a profita de multimea atractiilor orasului. Bucurati-va in a explora un muzeu, sorbind vin fiert cu scortisoara, sau asistati la un concert special de sarbatori.

duminică, 13 decembrie 2009

vineri, 11 decembrie 2009

Fabien Breuvart's Vintage Photos




A surprise act of art took place just outside the entrance to the exclusive gala VIP opening night at Paris Photo 2009 . While the crowd of international art collectors began to enter the giant hall at the Louvre, dozens of pranksters quickly dumped thousands and thousands of anonymous vintage photos into a giant heap, and tossed handfuls of photographs in the air. “Free, free, free!”
Inside, a single rare photograph could fetch a price of 40,000 euros ($60,000) or more. Outside this heap of interesting (and potentially) precious gems were free for the taking. You just had to get down on your hands and knees and shuffle through the stack to find something that spoke to you.
It was like a feeding frenzy.






Surpriza a avut loc chiar in fata intrarii de gala a VIP-urilor in seara deschiderii la Paris Photo 2009. In timp ce multimea de colectionari de arta intrau in holul gigantic de la Luvru, zeci de glumeti au aruncat in graba mii si mii de fotografii anonime intr-un morman urias si au aruncat o mana de fotografii in aer. " Gratis, gratis, gratis! "
Inauntru , o singura fotografie putea ajunge la pretul de 40.000 euro ( $60,000) sau chiar mai mult. Afara in acel morman interesant puteai gasi adevarate comori fara nici un pret. Tot ce trebuia era sa te apleci in genunchi si maini si sa cotrobai prin gramada sa gasesti ceva care sa iti transmita ceva.
A fost o adevarata nebunie.


duminică, 6 decembrie 2009

marți, 1 decembrie 2009

10 things I love Paris for / 10 motive pentru care iubesc Parisul

1. LIFE IN PARIS / VIATA IN PARIS





2. PARIS'S HISTORY / ISTORIA PARISULUI






3. LA TOUR EIFFEL / TURNUL EIFFEL




4. JEAN NOUVEL








5. LES PUCES DE PARIS / PIATA DE ANTICHITATI







6. PARIS FASHION / MODA IN PARIS







7. PARKS IN PARIS / PARCURILE DIN PARIS





8. PARIS MANSARDES / MANSARDELE PARISULUI





9. PARIS'S ART NOVEAU / ART NOUVEAUL DIN PARIS








10. STREETS OF PARIS / STRAZILE PARISULUI

duminică, 22 noiembrie 2009

Château de Versailles


1680.






1789.






1890.








2009.

Château de Versailles

Facts / Curiozitati :

Pieces of furniture and objets d’art / Piese de mobilier si obiecte de arta : 5,210

Sculptures in museum’s collection / Sculpturi in colectia muzeului : 2,102

Engravings in museum’s collection / Gravuri in colectia muzeului : 15,034

Drawings in museum’s collection / Desene in colectia muzeului : 1,500

Paintings in the museum’s collection / Picturi in colectia muzeului : 6,123

Staircases / Case de scara : 67

Number of rooms / Numarul camerelor : 700

Number of windows / Numarul ferestrelor : 2,153

Floor space / Suprafata desfasurata : 51,210 m2

marți, 17 noiembrie 2009