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Fête de la Musique in Paris

June 22, 2014

111461-la-fete-de-la-musique-2014-a-paris-et-en-ile-de-france-2Fête de la Musique means literally Party of Music and it happens once a year in many French cities and probably somewhere else… they just play live music on every corner… Masses attend to big shows (a friend told me one year they had U2 playing for free in Palais Royal), and yesterday there was Lana de Rey playing somewhere else as well. So there’s always a big fish playing. But if you ever thought Paris is quite crowdy, wait to see Paris a day like yesterday…

If you have the chance to be here next year I would recommend you to pick a program (which are everywhere a week before) and check best options at the closest  “arrondissements”, just in case there something you don’t want to miss… but if you have tendence to stress yourself when there are many shows to choose, or you’re simply too lazy to decide you can do as I did. Join to a group next to the river, drink, talk, decide later…

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If you just want to run away from crowds, good luck to find a room for a nice and quite picnic… hard but possible at the 16eme arrondissement.

I hope my little experience about this big day in Paris helps you a little for next editions.

Big Kisses!!!

 

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Hôtel de Crillon, Jazz and Olimpics

April 1, 2013

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Bonjour Everyone!!! Here is what I would call:  Productive Sunday Summary!!!

Our day started different… time changed and we were far away from home (this last thing is not that weird since we’re here actually)…

We had to be at Hôtel de Crillon entrance at 1pm… of course we weren’t looking great enough to pop up there… (night before was simply Epic)…

After a little while (ages…) we could get there and see how beautiful is Le Crillon inside, before its closure…

DSCN6367  DSCN6391DSCN6396We visited the Bernstein suite, where Madonna stayed last july, the Louis XV suite, Presidential suites and other historical rooms.

Everything looks so antique and refined… I enjoyed a lot. Thank you Matt for your invitation.

Then a little snack…

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After chilling for a while at Le Crillon lobby, we met some people in Montmartre for a little live music session and beers… and olives LOL

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Believe it or not… day wasn’t over. Sophie told us about a concert at L’International. Now I’m obsessed with that band! Here’s a little teaser I found on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5DpS9sBJ2o

Trust me they sound a lot better in live…

Remember their name: Olympics

Like I said before, I can’t complain about my sunday… plans appear magically. Actually most of my mates are planning to start a blog… ‘cas this is “incroyable”!!!

 

L’art n’est pas un crime

March 19, 2013

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Hello everyone!!! I’m HORRIBLY SICK!!! I know sometimes we don’t want to listen to our bodies (or at least I didn’t want to last saturday) but when you feel a little shaky, just stay home 😉

Anyway here’s my brief chronic of a saturday that started “magnifique” and turned shady ‘cas of stupid cold!!! Lol

I was talking to a friend, and she said: well… a friend of a friend is doing an Art-performance at a Paris metro station, do you want to come?

Of course I asked for a little more information about the whole thing and I thought well… Why not? I can go and see “The friend of a friend of my friend” from a certain distance…

We met the group just when they were planning everything. Of course I wans’t planning on participate…  well… sometimes things just don’t go as u think they will I guess… so I became the “flyer demoiselle” which had to explain people what was that guy doing… Geesh Lol

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The project is called ADbuster, where the artist turns into a walking billboard, offering people the chance to place any advertisement on him. I think a criticism to the usage of nudity in publicity. Why people don’t say anything when models show themselves with no clothes on? Why that absolut impunity? People is obviously paying more attention to the “naked” model than the product is been introduced. Well I wish I could say those double standards are the reason of my sickness today (lol), but they are not…

It was only cold and me trying to party hard that night… Who was I trying to lie??? Lol

Anyway, turning to the Project… Reactions were unbelievable… people covering children’s eyes, looking, not looking, smiling, taking pictures, grumbling… specially Pompidou Museum guards…

554976_572484536109777_393587637_nIronically the wall were we found “L’art n’est pas un crime” graffiti (Art is not a crime) was next to that museum

Personally, every performance capable to capture your attention and awake your senses, and at the same time able to motivate you in some sort of way is art, therefore not a crime my friend!!!

The artist is Mischa Badasyan, a young Russian fellow, who lives in Berlin, and I was very pleased to meet…

If you want to check his website: http://mischabadasyan.com/gallery/56941/adbuster/

That is a direct link to his ADbuster project work in other european capitals

I would like to thank Bianca for inviting me

and Michel Traverse for sharing some of his pics on this post. You can enjoy some of his work as well: http://micheltraverse.com/

Hope to see you all someday somewhere somehow 😉

Good mornings in Normandy

March 15, 2013

DSCN6313Last week I’ve been to Normandy (Northern France), which is normally green (I’ve heard) but I saw white… so white

That’s actually a picture I took at 8am from my bedroom window, just when I woke up…

Anyway… It’s been cold and I didn’t have much chance to see all around, ‘cas of the snow, ‘cas of the transport, blah blah blah I just hope to see Normandy in normal conditions next time.

I had incredible cheese over there… my fave was the Camembert “fermière” cheese… incroyable!!!!  (I’m not a cheese fan but over there I almost became a believer, lol)

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DSCN6318This is me out of the refuge (not for very long to be honest)

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Le Soleil

March 9, 2013

DSCN6197Bonjour my friends! It’s been my second week in Versailles and I hardly could see  “only” this. First week snow, then  clouds, then rain… always cold! While my family in Barcelona keeps showing me sunshine through Skype camara… Geesh. So this is me basically wishing a little bit of sunshine today!!! Cross your fingers!!!

Anyway, these pics I’m posting today are from the only one day I could see the sun. I just had a walk.

It’s been decent, not freezing… I’m just a little grumpy ‘cas I didn’t have enough sleep (thank you Bianca lol)

DSCN6200 When I visited Paris for first time I couldn’t visit Versailles., and that was something I never could forget… Of course I wasn’t wrong, I had to visit it. No matter what the weather circunstances are, it’s impossible to deny its beauty 🙂

DSCN6202I have more things to post. Don’t freak out!!! (lol, I know you don’t)…

On my winter captivity I’ve made great founds that I hope to share with you as soon as I can…

Later today Paris and tomorrow Normandy (no internet connection where I’ll stay Geesh)

Gros Bisous!!!

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Sagrada Familia

April 3, 2011

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We saw Sagrada Familia from outside… resting from walking. what a nice view 😉

Camp Nou experience

April 3, 2011

Camp Nou experience was really cool… they use technology to take you to the amazing Barça World!!! Tinus loves football so he didn’t wanna miss the opportunity to visit Camp Nou XD

here’s where the stars use to be…

 

this is from where journalist watch everything

you can also touch the Cup for 15 € I think ¬¬ Of course I’m not that fan Lol

Parc Güell

April 3, 2011

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One of my favorite places in Barcelona is Parc Güell… it is very nice, of course sometimes I think It would be nicer with no tourists on it (just kidding)

We did a picnic!!! we brought bread, tomato, olive oil and cured ham… and then, just a little walk to burn calories 😉

Japanese tourist:

Boqueria Market

March 21, 2011

When you visit a city, you can’t miss to visit their markets… I know I live in Barcelona but when I’m in a mood I take pictures everywhere… This market is pleasure for senses… so If you’re visiting Barcelona make sure make a stop… Martin did (almost everyday), it was his market, BCN is his city 😉

 

Martin looking for spanish ham:

MNAC

March 21, 2011

Last week I was on holiday… First days weren’t very sunny so Tinus and I run all the MNAC museum, enjoying of catalan national art. I loved it (even we had to leave early ‘cas we were starving)…

 future artists 🙂

rain consecuences:

claudy view:

 painting:

dreamnt enviorment: