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Another shot I took during vacation last fall… this is St. Suplice church in Paris.
People do all sorts of neat things with origami. Last October during my vacation in Paris, I saw this impressive use of origami in advertising at a Peugeot store on the Champs Elysees:
The origami involved is actually pretty simple; the genius of this display is the way the origami is arranged (and the sheer amount of folding involved!).
Do you want to do neat things with origami? Come to my next class at The Hive in downtown Gloucester, on May 23 at 7PM.
Another photo from my vacation in October.
Here are two photos from the Rue Rivoli in Paris, from my vacation last October. First, the tower of St. James (formerly part of a church, which is long gone):
I like the close proximity and similarity of the Metro (subway) and McDonald’s signs in the photo below:
Several people have recently mentioned how much they enjoy my photos from Paris. Here are a few more!
Gothic architecture often gets a bad rap as being dark and gloomy. It can be dark and gloomy at night, but during the day it can be gloriously illuminated by the sunlight streaming through the high stained glass windows. Here are some photos I took in the church of St. Eustache in Paris last October which help illustrate that fact. It was built after the Gothic period properly speaking (as the Corinthian columns attest), but still follows the overall style.
Although the nooks and crannies can still be dark by our standards, the progress made in building technology at that point in history allowed Gothic buildings to make better use of natural light in large buildings than had been done in centuries.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the local McDonald’s sold locally made Italian pastries? Something like this:
Lots of neat stores, but nowhere near as beautiful as the older architecture. Here’s a McDonald’s sign in a more traditional setting in Paris, the Rue de Rivoli:
As you can see, I’m still working my way through the photos of my vacation last October…
…it looks like this:
It’s St. Germain L’Auxerrois. The one where there are Jelly Babies in a little park out front… Photographed during my vacation last fall.
How better to start the New Year than with beauty? Here are more shots from my October vacation in Paris – these ones are from the cathedral of Notre Dame (with a hat-tip to the Catholic feast day today, Solemnity of Mary Mother of God).
I “shot” him in front of the church of St. Sulpice in Paris.
Hope to see you today for fish folding at The Hive! (Buoy painting is going on at Art Haven, so we’re keeping the paper and the paint separate.) The origami tree is practically ready! David, Mary Ann, and I added more layers last night to get it to a good height. We’d go further but we ran out of the right kind of paper…
So, now it’s fish time! Although we’re recommending the “twist fish” by Gay Merrill Gross because it’s quick and easy, any origami fish folded from one uncut piece of paper will be accepted.
I am working little by little through my photos from vacation in France… This one is appropriate for today, Dec. 8, on which Catholics celebrate a Marian feast day, the Immaculate Conception.
A beautiful church!
P.S. Coming soon: details on holiday origami classes next week at The Hive (Friday Dec. 14, 6:30-8PM) and Art Haven (Tuesday Dec. 18, 6:30-8PM).
The person underneath looks like he’s pointing at the horses and saying, “What’s up with these guys? Did I miss a joke or something?”
Taken at Les Invalides during my vacation in Paris.
First, this photo I took in France:
OK, now the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen on a brick wall in Gloucester:
Yup, it’s a bagel stuck to the wall by the adhesive power of peanut butter. Did someone trip while eating and accidentally stick the bagel to the wall? Or was it intentional? If so, is it vandalism, or art? Or were they just saving it for later?
More scrumptiousness from my recent vacation in Paris… the Eiffel Tower at night.
No tripod, zero retouching. Have I mentioned how much I love this camera?
Another gargoyle shot from Notre Dame in Paris. Possibly my best photo from all this vacation. Shot at max telephoto without a tripod, thanks to the great low-light capabilities of my new Sony a65 camera! The only retouching I did was to crop the photo, slightly adjust the contrast on the moon’s face, and remove some color fringing. And add the discreet copyright notice on the top ledge.
Another Parisian gargoyle photo for Halloween…
My best gargoyle photo from this vacation will be up tomorrow on Halloween itself.
Another gargoyle photo from my vacation, in the spirit of Halloween.