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June 05, 2016, 09:54 PM
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I'm still here :)

What I'm wondering is, if you live in Paris why have a car at all? Seems to me it's more of a disturbance than anything else.

June 23, 2016, 03:27 PM
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to humbert...you're right but what should I do? Sell it? Sometimes it can be useful.
A week ago I went to my car because I wanted to do some shopping in the North East of Paris and I found it with the bumper on the ground. An old man was wandering around my car and some people were saying they had jotted down his license plate...his daughter had taken the road the wrong way and she had teared my bumper while manoeuvring the car. Finally the man gave me some money and I put the bumper back myself.

During this afternoon, once again, I stumbled upon some Syrians near the porte of Clichy, at the exit of the ring road. A girl and some young men were wandering between the cars to beg for money, with the usual cardboard sign showing "famille syrienne".
This time I gave some money to the girl. It's not everyday that someone greets me with a salamalikoum, besides Maher, and tells me "merci" with a weird accent. It was raining and some Syrian women were sheltering from the bad weather under the ring road.
It's hard to tell, but they don't seem to be unhappy. I guess it's not the best way to earn one's living though.
Formerly, most people were working in the countryside but our mechanized societies have destroyed these jobs. Unfortunately, there are no jobs for everyone in the towns. Nowadays, It's a bit sad to see so many people cramming themselves in dire conditions in the big towns.
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July 10, 2016, 05:17 PM
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Here are a few photos taken today, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. It was very hot today, and unfortunately there is no fresh air in the towns which are not situated on the seaside. That’s why it can be useful to take a seat near a fountain, or in the shade of trees. Topdog, shadow97 or iih are luckier, they must not be suffering from the hot weather.


In the street


At Colette’s place, ones of the entrances of the gardens of the palais royal


In the the Palais royal gardens





The screened entrance court faces the Place du Palais-Royal, opposite the Louvre. The larger inner courtyard, the Cour d'Honneur, has since 1986 contained Daniel Buren's site-specific art piece Les Deux Plateaux, known as Les Colonnes de Buren


The columns of the former Galerie d'Orléans


The musuem of the Louvres



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September 10, 2016, 01:38 PM
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Tonight, I’m going to hold an exceptional conference to present some works of art of Pablo Picasso.

Maybe some of you already heard of this famous painter. The collection in the Picasso museum includes more than 5,000 works and tens of thousands of archive pieces. Established in 1985 in the Hotel Salé, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, the museum recently benefitted from an important renovation. I took some photos of the most beautiful paintings in the museum, but Picasso’s best known works, such as Guernica or les demoiselles d’Avignon, are not there, they are either in Spain, or in New York at the Museum of Modern Art. I hope that the users of the forum, like shadow.97, usmangujjar, akaubee or Maher will be delighted.





On the way to the museum



At the Boulevard Magenta


At the Bvd Beaumarchais, with The July Column on the background. It is a monumental column in Paris commemorating the Revolution of 1830. It stands in the center of the Place de la Bastille and celebrates the Trois Glorieuses — the "three glorious" days of 27–29 July 1830 that saw the fall of King Charles X of France and the commencement of the "July Monarchy" of Louis-Philippe, King of the French.


The Picasso museum. Some watchmen were standing guard and they were suspicious since I was taking a photo. I had to keep my mouth shut.
At the entry of the musuem, there was another trap. While my Hsbc mastercard allowed me to pay off the fees, the cashier asked me to establish my credentials by asking me my postal code. I hesitated for 2 secondes. Did I have to tell him 75017? It’s well known that jails in France are not the best place to be. Indeed, in the former topic about Syria, we had seen that the Jihadist who met Abaaoud before coming back and surrendering to authorities was coming from the 17th arrondissement too (https://seenthis.net/sites/855818). Finally I said the truth. And the cashier gave me the entrance ticket.


Inside the museum



Here are the photos I could shoot.


Celestina, by Picasso


Self Portrait of Picasso


Jeanne by Picasso


Violin and bottle on a table, by Picasso






Women at the fountain, by Picasso







Face with 2 profiles, by Picasso







Portrait of Marie Therese, by Picasso






Musician, by Picasso






Landscape of Juan les Pins, by Picasso



The bay of Cannes, by Picasso


The sea at l’estaque, by Paul Cezanne






Portrait of a Spanish Dancer, by Juan Miró


Bullfight: Death of the toreador, by Picasso.










Large still life with a pedestal






The goat, by Picasso


Head of Chamois, by Gustave Courbet



On the way back home












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September 11, 2016, 05:51 PM
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In school, we have a class known as Art/Picture.
We were forced to draw this image. Noone enjoyed it what I'm aware of.
I never understood why pictures of landscapes, and portraits became so popular. For me, its like a selfie becoming popular and shown across the world for future art classes. Like "Take a picture like this, and become famous!"(not really)
I have a hard time enjoying "popular" art from "back in the days".
Not everyone likes the same things, perhaps when I'm older I will appreciate classical art more.

Do you like classical art, and would you like to know more about it..?
We spent around 2/5ths of our time in pic/art class looking and comparing classical drawings, another 2/5ths, copying, and trying to reproduce the drawings. and 1/5th, doing what we wanted, just draw freehand.

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Talking about photos.
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October 30, 2016, 03:59 PM
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Today, I’m going to hold an exceptional conference to present an exposition about Rembrandt.

This exposition was taking place in Paris, Boulevard Haussmann, at the André Jacquemart museum, near the arch of Triumph.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.

The André Jacquemart museum



On the first floor





The Venetian room

Pieta by Francesco Botticini


Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Louis of Toulouse by Andrea Mantegna


Virgin and child by Antonello da Saliba




And here is the exposition you have been waiting for: the Rembrandt exposition, on the second floor. Taking photos in this place was forbidden, but let’s say I did not do it, it was a friend of mine.

Rembrandt, self-portrait


Balaam and the donkey, Rembrandt


Parable of the rich man, Rembrandt


Presentation in the temple, Rembrandt


Saskia as Flora, Rembrandt


Man in Oriental Costume, Rembrandt




On the way back home, in the car park, a beautiful car.


We can make out the sacré coeur, behind the trees.
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November 06, 2016, 07:51 PM
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Overweight is a problem in Egypt? There are no fat people in that picture, and that despite the fact that there's a McDonalds in the background.  :)  The problem is far worse here.

And yes, the Champ Elyseés is beautiful. I found a store there selling a pair of shoes for 500€. I was trying to see where the gold shoelaces were.

November 13, 2016, 07:01 AM
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This morning, I was walking in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, under a light rain, and I took a few photos; with an old smartphone.
Here you can see Hermel Street and make out the Sacré Coeur in the haze.


Here, on Marcadet street.
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November 13, 2016, 04:37 PM
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Overweight is a problem in Egypt? There are no fat people in that picture, and that despite the fact that there's a McDonalds in the background.  :)  The problem is far worse here.

And yes, the Champ Elyseés is beautiful. I found a store there selling a pair of shoes for 500€. I was trying to see where the gold shoelaces were.
You and I have completely different views of fat  ::) I see several.

November 22, 2016, 10:42 PM
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You and I have completely different views of fat  ::) I see several.

It's true that everyone's definition of "fat" is different. To give you a rough idea, a fat woman is 1.50m tall and weighs 75kg or higher, a fat man would be 1.75m and 90kg. Weights and heights increase or decrease proportionally.

This is by no means exact.