A bunch of pictures I’ve taken during my 3 days in Paris in June (the recap is here).
The Fondation Louis Vuitton opened in October 2014 in Paris’ forest & park Bois de Boulogne. It is one of Frank Gehry’s latest buildings and a true masterpiece! When I first visited the foundation in December 2014 it look like this: And it was absolutely stunning! But now with the addition of Daniel Buren’s “Observatory… Read More Paris. “Observatory of Light” by Daniel Buren at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
After arriving at Gare du Nord at noon and checking into my very basic hotel (very cheap and central – you can’t have it all), I strolled leisurely to my first stop: the restaurant Marcel on Rue de Montmartre for a very late breakfast. They have great iced coffee, waffles, eggs, sandwiches and salads –… Read More 3 days in Paris – June 2016. Recap.
I had played with the idea of going to Paris for my birthday for a while but decided not to do it because I had traveled so much already this year (and spend a lot if money on it) . But then I saw on Instagram that french street artist JR was working on a project… Read More Paris. Plans for June 2016.
Another entry for my ‘art underground’ series even though in this case the art is not undground but overground: The highlight of the Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre station are the arches made of colorful beads that bring some Mardi Grass flavour to the metro entrance at Place Colette.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while you know that I’m a big fan of the High Line in New York – a 2,5 km long elevated park built on an abandoned freight rail line. But while the High Line might be the most popular elevated park, it wasn’t the first. The Promenade… Read More Paris. A walk along the Promenade Plantée – the original High Line.
How to get there: take Metro Line 1 to Esplanade de La Défense and then walk towards the Grande Arche. Right at the Grande Arche is the terminal Station of Line 1 “La Dèfense-Grand Arche” from where you can get back to the Center.
I love using the Metro (or subway, Underground or however you wanna call it) in every city I visit. It’s cheap, fast, easy to navigate, great for people-watching and here and there you can also spot some great artworks. In Paris I loved the Arts & Metiers Station on Metro Line 11. The whole station is an artwork, honoring the… Read More Paris. Art Underground. Arts & Metiers Metro Station.
Last week I spent 5 days in Paris. Since I hadn’t been to Paris in about 15 years I did most of the touristy stuff, such as seeing the Eiffel Tower (1) and the Arc de Triomphe, walking down Champs Élysées (3) and along the Seine (5), visiting La Défense (4), Montmartre and Sacre Coeur (2). My Hotel… Read More A long weekend in Paris.