billslongwayhome: Strassbourg, France | 1967 Another street scene, this one in Strassbourg, France taken in 1967 on a weekend visit to stock up on cheap French wine. Again it was just a view of the place and the people, so different from my upbringing. I loved living in the center of Europe and traveling around to […]Read more
Arcade Fire France/Germany 2010, designed by Mike Davis for BurlesqueRead more
Love this cover for the 10th Anniversary issue of Clark Magazine.Read more
LIBERTÉ, ÉGALITÉ, FOOTBALL: Nike, who just took over as the new sponsor of French football, unveiled the new national team kit in Paris on Monday.Read more
Mont Saint Michel, France [via]Read more
Serge Ramelli, ‘Au Lapin Agile’Read more
Psychology is also at work when you look at the women of Paris. The principle at work here is the assumption of style and the amplification of grace. Because you are in Paris, you assume that women are fashion-aware, which colors all your judgments about dress, hairstyle, and other factors of appearance. Because you suppose the most stylish of intentions behind whatever the actual outcome, you will find seductive and ennobling qualities behind almost everything and anyone. What would be a dowdy old hag or a trampy termagant in the wrong part of Baltimore is suddenly the epitome of French cuteness. It’s a sophisticated variant on the “Emperor without cloths [sic]” syndrome.
Speaking of Provence, have you seen the No Reservations where he goes and makes ratatouille and gets clowned by all the natives? It’s great because they are just so unapologetic in delivering their reviews to his face (and his cameraman), saying things like: “this is a very handsome ratatouille” and “this is nice, but it […]Read more