Feb 28, 2015

fabric // paris


montmartre, paris, france

i don't often go to montmartre. it's far (relatively) from where i live, it's not my "hood" and not really appealing to me. the idea of mingling among huge groups of tourists just gives me goosebumps, in a bad way. but sometimes i need to buy fabric. and i don't know a better place than montmartre to buy fabric. they have a couple of stores dedicated to fabric, with 3 or 4 floors filled with cotton and wool and and linen and polyester, and false fur and ladies ready to cut into all that. it is nice and old fashioned, and worth the trip.

Feb 27, 2015

mist // paris


montmartre, paris, france.

typical non rainy wintry day. are you depressed already?

Feb 25, 2015

une sélection internet du moment - a round up of what cought my eyes on the internet

1 - un article brillant sur la différence entre féminisme et égalité, trouvé sur facebook. si si je vous assure! (en anglais, mais faites l'effort...)
a brillant article on the difference between feminism and equality. found on facebook, absolutely!

Why I want feminism and not equality (and why they are not the same thing)


2 - la résolution de solange te parle... une petite vidéo sur pourquoi c'est important la culture, et comment on en arrive à ne pas entretenir notre culture.
a new year resolution by solange te parle... a lil video (in french) on why culture is important and how we get to a point where we get caught in too many things and forget to maintain our culture.




3 - la critique du livre errance de depardon, par chrys, qui prends le temps de critiquer des livres sur son blog (en plus de belles photos et plein d'autres choses), c'est chouette non ?

the review (in french) of the depardon book errance, by chrys, who takes the time to review the books she reads (and post beautiful photos, and so many things), how nice!



4- cary grant vs cat on the cat ladies blog!!!!! (worth the !!!!!) now i want to see this movie!

cary grant vs cat sur le blog the cat ladies !!!!! maintenant il faut que je voie le film! 



enjoy.

tourists over mist // paris


sacré coeur, montmartre, paris, france.

i tend to bitch about tourists. they behave badly, especially when traveling in groups, the larger, the worse. but i am myself very regularly a tourist, and although i don't do groups, ever - because this would be my nightmare - when visiting a country, nobody's safe from behaving in a way that the locals would find upsetting. so i should cut tourists in paris some slack. and actually, when i forget to be a parisian, and slow down a bit, i try to help tourists (when not in groups) ; because very often you can see a little disorientation (panic?) in their eyes (have we taken the wrong subway? where is bastille? are those people dangerous? why is it so dirty? why am i yelled at?).

j'ai tendance à râler contre les touristes. ils se comportent mal, surtout quand ils voyagent en groupes, plus le groupe est grand, pire c'est. mais en fait je suis une touriste très régulièrement, et même si je ne voyage jamais en groupe - car ce serait mon pire cauchemar - quand on visite un pays, personne n'est à l'abri d'un comportement que les locaux considèreraient comme dérangeant. alors je leur fiche la paix aux touristes à paris. et en fait, quand j'oublie d'être parisienne, et que je ralentis un peu, j'essaie de les aider, les touristes (pas les groupes) ; parce que très souvent, vous pouvez deviner la désorientation (la panique ?) dans leurs yeux (c'est la bonne ligne de métro? où est bastille ? ces gens sont-ils dangereux ? mais pourquoi c'est si sale ? et pourquoi on me crie dessus ?).

Feb 24, 2015

garde à vous! // paris


invalides, paris, france.

we are still in alerte vigie pirate niveau attentats, which is the highest degree of alert when facing a threat of terrorist attack. but not all is enforced. they didn't put the fences around the schools, and everyone seems pretty relaxed, even though we have to go through security almost everywhere, and a lot of soldiers are to be seen on the streets, with big scary machine guns. i smiled when i saw the reinforced security at the entrance of the invalides this day, because the place is swarming with military, but there is nothing really to attack. and i thought, that no terrorist would dare to attack the invalides, really, why would they? they would have to have the courage to put up a real fight.

Feb 23, 2015

the end of the tunnel // paris


invalides, paris, france.

there will be light. almost march, almost springtime.

musique du lundi - monday music (ty segall)



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