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After scoping out the apartment complex in Nanterre, I returned to La Defense and discovered areas and buildings I hadn’t photographed before. I moved my camera in all directions to capture the soaring skyscrapers of brushed steel with panels of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at I Prefer Paris
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Colmar in the Alsace-Lorraine region in Eastern France has been on my radar in the last few years, especially since it was on the New York Times list of top 100 travel destinations in 2015. Last week I took the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at I Prefer Paris
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In October of 2014 I spent a Sunday morning photographing La Defense. Since La Defense was built mainly as a business center, Sunday is ideal for photographing the architecture with few people to distract me, as most of the shops... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at I Prefer Paris
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Dear subscribers, sorry the Amazon link for purchasing The Bettencourt Affair was missing the other day. Please click here and scroll to the bottom to order the book. Le Pouvoir des Fleurs (The Power of Flowers) at Musee de la... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I am very excited about the Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month selection for August 2017 and I am already half-way through it. The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris by Tom Sancton... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I have a gripe about bathrooms in cafes and restaurants of Paris. One of the big differences between Europe and the U.S. is how they treat electricity use. In Europe electricity is used more preciously and efficiently than the U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I am always instantly inspired when I see great art exhibits and some of my best photo work has come directly from taking photos in the same museum right after my visit. Last Monday night I went to see the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Le Pouvoir des Fleurs Pierre-Joseph Redouté was a master of painting flowers and his influence is still prevalent in art, fashion and interior design. Redouté’s work is given a stellar show at the Musee de la vie Romantique, with other... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Restaurants and food shops specializing in one or two items have been springing up in Paris in the past five years with great success; éclairs, Madeleines, jellies/jams, Iberian ham, meatballs and cream puffs are proudly represented with their own shops.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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My photographic philosophy generally excludes stealth photography. I don’t shoot and run. Although I am a street photographer, I prefer to make a connection with my subjects, even if that connection comes after the “decisive moment” (sometimes you have to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Last year Air Bnb contacted me about a new service they were offering called Experiences, which offers experiences by locals connected with their rentals. Essentially they searched for people in their host cities, not necessarily tour guides, to give their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Every year there’s at least one must-see exhibit I urge people to see and if they have to, plan a special trip here to see it. In 2016 it was the Shchukin Collection, an exhibit, which showed one of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors in the warm summer weather doing tours all over Paris this month. The trees are all in their full green and summer flowers are in bloom. It’s also the time of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Paris Plage on the right bank of Paris has been a popular fixture since it first opened in 2002. Closing a section of a highway running along the Seine for a month period during July and August, it was an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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When I was in San Francisco last month for Vincent’s film After Louie, I took a tour of Chinatown on the strong advice of a friend of mine. Mind you, since I had a busy tour schedule working everyday for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I’m sure you are deep into your summer reading, but if you haven’t finalized your list, please make room for French War Brides: Mademoiselle & the American Soldier by Hilary Kaiser. It’s an eye opening account of a topic in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I was invited last Friday night to the Louis XIV, Fire King Fireworks at Versailles. I had been to fireworks before at Versailles but this was a different event. Produced by Groupe F, the company in the past has put... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Christian Dior, Couturier de Reve What is surely to be the most anticipated exhibition of the year, Christian Dior, Couturier de Reve celebrates to 70th anniversary of the famed couture house. The show traces the meteoric rise of the iconic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I flew to San Francisco last week to attend a screening of Vincent’s film After Louie. It was the closing night feature of the Frameline Film Festival, the oldest and largest gay film festival in the U.S. Vincent and I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I’m taking a blogging break this week, so enjoy some of my best of Eye Prefer Paris posts. There was an intense heat wave last week with temperatures in the mid 90s. It may be the same for many of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I’m taking a blogging break this week, so enjoy some of my best of Eye Prefer Paris posts. There was an intense heat wave last week with temperatures in the mid 90s. It may be the same for many of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I’m taking a blogging break this week, so enjoy some of my best of Eye Prefer Paris posts. There was an intense heat wave last week with temperatures in the mid 90s. It may be the same for many of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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June seems to bring a slew of visitors to Paris (and to my doorstep). I revert to being a part-time tourist as I wander around town with them. The reward is that I see Paris in a different light. Through... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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It’s been blazing hot in Paris the last few days with temperatures soaring up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit with no relief in sight till Saturday. Parisians are not fans of air conditioning no matter how hot it gets and in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I met June Rives in 2014 through mutual friends and we hit it off right away. Not only did we discover we had other mutual friends, sort of a six degrees of separation thing, but we also shared the same... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at I Prefer Paris