In honor of my most recent article‘s being posted at Bonjour Paris, I’ve assembled some of my photos of the Salon de la Mort / Death Expo which went (way) down last April 7. Thanks to Paris Karin who took the first photo and posed for the other!
But of course we all know the real I go to these things is for all the goodies. Here is a selection of all the swag I walked away with from the Death Expo.
Paris Karin and I went with my kids for a behind the scenes tour of the Grand Rex for an article I’m going to write. The tour was like a small scale version of the Universal Studios Tour, but we showed up not knowing to expect and so we had a really fun time. Here are some of the shots I got away with.
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Paris Karin and I got stood up at a concert last night (tickets that were to have been reserved weren’t) but, on the bright side, we had a nice ride in the metro wearing our most elegant evening wear and I came away with these shots. (Click on photos for large size.)
Sept 19: Holy Sunday
Sept 20: Monument Monday
Palais de Justice
Sept 21: Typical Tuesday
Sept 22: Where is It Wednesday
Congrats to Genie for winning her first coveted Chupa Chups badge! It’s the Chat Noir café in Paris 18th.
Sept 23: Pot Luck Thursday
Sauté de Boeuf aux Olives
Sept 24: Freaky Friday
Paris Karin wondered what this was supposed to mean. No families allowed? Go ahead and leave any guesses in the comments section.
Sept 25: Special Saturday
To be posted later!
Yesterday (2010-09-19) Paris Karin and I went to the avant-premiere of Eat Pray Love (or Mange Prie Aime) as it’s known here. While this isn’t really my genre of movie (not enough blood, violence or nudity), we did get a kick out of seeing Julia Roberts who was there at the UGC Normandie on the Champs-Elysées to present the film. Here are a couple memories I came away with.
Paris Karin and I had seat in the front row, on the right side, next to the stairs Julia had to mount to access the stage. While this picture of her leaving obviously didn’t come out as I’d planned, I like the overall effect.
Paris Karin and I went to the Pompidou center on Sunday (2010-09-05), despite my deep seated loathing of modern art. It turned out not to be as bad as I’d feared, but what impressed me more than the burnt cellophane wall hanging were the views from on high. Case in point…
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Snapped this shot a few days ago when Paris Karin and I were hunting down the remnants of the Bastille for an article I’m writing. If the pic is too big, click on it to open it in another window.
Photo of “Le Génie de la Liberté” by Auguste Dumont atop the column de Juillet, Place de la Bastille, Paris, France. © 2010 Paris Paul Prescott. Please ask for permission before using.
Last night (2010-08-19), Paris Karin and I took advantage of the late night hours at the Musée d’Orsay and I came away with this pic. The sun setting through the windows of the Musée d’Orsay.
A couple notes.
Though it’s not very well communicated, prices dip from 8€ to 5,50€ after 6pm on Thursday evenings when the museum is open until 9:45pm.
Also, because so many abusive tourists kept taking flash photos, the Musée d’Orsay changed its policy from “No Flash Photography” to “NO Photography” period. You’ll see tons of signs indicating this, but no one said anything as I went around taking pictures, without a flash, bien sûr.
Paris Karin and I went for a photo walk yesterday (2010-08-18) and I came away with this shot.