Post Tagged with: "Paris"

The King’s Mistress

Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses soeurs (Gabrielle d’Estrees and one of her sisters) The painting, artist unknown, shows Gabrielle d’Estrées, mistress of King Henry IV of France, clutching Henry’s coronation ring as her sister pinches her right nipple. The painting hangs in the Louve.

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Mr. Mojo Risin’

Paris street artwork by Jef Aerosol and Lézarts de la Bièvre. The epitaph on Jim Morrison’s grave at Cimetière du Père Lachaise roughly translates to “True to his own spirit”.

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On Pont Saint-Louis

Richard Roy Miller, the man behind Paris’ Riverboat Shufflers Crossing the Seine toward Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris on the pedestrian Pont Saint-Louis, you pass a transient street carnival. A performer creates soap bubbles the size and shape of pillows that glint under streetlights illuminating the dusk. Artists peddle ink drawings […]

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Draw me a democracy

‹‹Hommes en blanc›› by Jérôme Mesnager includes the message “Dessine moi une democratie” beneath the French national motto along rue des Hospitalières Saint-Gervais.

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