Thursday, 22 August 2013

Once Upon a Time in Montmartre


These shopfronts don't exist. They were created by a set designer for a French film that was set during World War II.

Montmartre cemetery

A walk through the Montmartre cemetery this morning. The sublte colour tones and gradation caught my eye.

Monday, 17 June 2013

IS PARIS BURNING?


I am in the middle of reading a fascinating book titled 'Is Paris Burning ?'It tells the story of Paris's "longest week" - the week that ended with the day of liberation from the Nazi's. It is an absolute page turner and a must read for anyone visiting Paris. Just how close Paris came to complete destruction is revealed in this rivetting book.

I shot the above photos  in Montmartre during the filming of the movie "La Rafle" set during World War II.


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Snow in Paris



I came across this fake snow scene in the morning.  It was created for a photo shoot using a snow machine.  Shot in Montmartre near the Abbesses metro station.





This pretty 'snow woman'  was made by my little  friend Zelda (8 years of age) and I during the recent heavy snowfall in Paris. We were heading to the Louvre to continue with a project we are working on but the snow proved too tempting. I've never made a snowman  before and Zelda was a wonderful teacher. She showed me how to roll the balls and shape and form them using a corn cob.   I was the apprentice. Zelda should take all the credit for  our  snow woman's lovely form.  We had a delightful time - oh the joys of children and childhood!

                   

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Bonne année


©Paris Scribe


                                                                Welcome to the dawn of a new year. May a light shine on your path.
                                                                 Warmest wishes Paris Scribe

Monday, 31 December 2012

Au revoir 2012

                                                                                Shot at Musée Rodin
                                                            Wishing everyone a luminous new year.

                                                                     

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

JOYEUSES FÊTES

                                                          Chateau Vaux le Vicomte

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Artist Joana Vasconcelos @ Versailles

  




       The Joana Vasconcelos exhibition at Chateau de Versailles ends on the 30th September. It is a must see!    

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Nostalgic Montmartre



I am currently on a wonderful work assignment in Washington D.C. Nonetheless, when I came across this photo I took  of a cafe in Montmartre it immediately filled me with nostalgia for my 'quartier'. Interestingly, the US capital was designed by a Frenchman and modelled on the city of Paris. It is so clean and green here and I love the squirrels and chipmunks running around everywhere.

'La Rentrée' - Back to School


 A peak into a lovely Parisian primary school in the 9th arrondisement.  The new school year commenced on the 4th of September.