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Publié par Jean-Pierre MAFFRE

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Paris : Assemblée nationale - Parliament ​The Lassey Hôtel and the Palais Bourbon where the Parliament lies are open, each year, during cultural heritage days. Let's take thé chance to discover their sumptuousness.

Paris : Attentats du 13 novembre 2015 - Terrorist attacks on the evening of 13 Nov 2015 The horror of the terrorist attacks on the evening of 13 November 2015 in Paris caused several various spontaneous messages gathered at the statue Place de la République.

Paris : Attentats du 13 nov 2015 en tags - Graffitis after Terrorist attacks on the evening of 13 Nov 2015 After the terrorist attacks on the evening of 13 November 2015 in Paris, drawings made with chalk conveyed, in a transitroy way, traumas, but also messages of love.

Paris : Attentats du 13 novembre 4 mois après - Paris terrorist attacks, four 4 months later Four 4 months after the terrorist attacks on november 13, 2015, the Memory is still very présent on the statue symbol of freedom on "Place de la République in Paris"

Paris : Avions du 14 juillet - Planes on the 14th of July An unexpected location away from the Champs-Elysées to take photos of planes that flew over Paris on the 14th of July, in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Paris : Cadenas d'amour - Paris love padlocks This tradition, initiated in Paris in 2008 on the "Pont des Arts" by lovers from all over the world, consists in hanging lots of padlocks on the fence, risking the bridge's stability make it sink out of love.

Paris : Catacombes de Paris - Catacombs of Paris The striking appearance of the piled up bones endows The Catacombs of Paris a unique atmosphere.

Paris : Ciels de Paris - Parisian skies How beautiful ! One can't forget the famous song by Francis Lemarque "Under parisian sky".

Paris : Collages d'affiches électorales - Billposting ​Humorous billposting during the election campaign in 1974. In the rush, very few billposters have the time to look closely where they stick their posters.

Paris : Défilé du 14 juillet 2010 de Paris - Bastille Day Military Parade A glance at the French army, with The French Acrobatic Patrol which is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force, the Navy, The French Foreign Legion, as if you were there.

Paris : Défilé du 14 juillet 2011 de Paris - Bastille Day Military Parade A glance at the French army, with The French Acrobatic Patrol which is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force, the Navy, The French Foreign Legion, as if you were there.

Paris : Défilé du 14 juillet 2013 de Paris - Bastille Day Military Parade A glance at the French army, with The French Acrobatic Patrol which is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force, the Navy, The French Foreign Legion, as if you were there.

Paris : Défilé du 14 juillet 2015 de Paris - Bastille Day Military Parade A glance at the French army, with The French Acrobatic Patrol which is the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force, the Navy, The French Foreign Legion, as if you were there.

Paris : Défilé du 14 juillet 2016 - Bastille Day Military Parade Maoris warriors from New-Zealand, Dressed in a traditionnal way, with tattooed face, naked torso and feet, wave spears to pay tribute to their ancestors' involvment in the first world war. Paris, 14th of July.

Paris : Démontage d'un perchoir improvisé - Disassembly of an improvised perch In Paris, on a crane, have landed. A few months later the crane is gone.

Paris : Dessins de rues dans Paris - Street drawings in Paris Wandering in Paris, I was Lucky to come across these drawings made with chalk by kids. I had to share it with you.

Paris : Féérie pyrotechnique - Pyrotechnic enchantment The magnificent fireworks of Saint Cloud adds further to the traditional fireworks held on the 14th of July, Bastille Day. A must !

Paris : Feu d'artifice du 14 juillet 2009 - 14th July 2009 fireworks celebration In 2009 the Eiffel tower turned 120 years old. The fireworks show in Paris held on the 14th of July celebrated the anniversary of the Eiffel tower.

Paris : Feu d'artifice du 14 juillet 2015 - 14th of July 2015 fireworks Paris chose the Eiffel tower, same location that was chosen in 2000, for the traditionnal 14th of july fireworks. Hard to find a better place.

Paris : Feu d'artifice du 14 juillet 2020 - July 14, 2020 firework in Paris In Paris, let us admire from afar the firework on July 14, 2020, which was let off without audience due to the Covid-19 pandemy.

Paris : Hôtel de Crillon - Hôtel de Crillon Before its complete renovation to meet the demanded level of contemporary luxury hotel business, the luxury five-star Hotel de Crillon opened its gates. A unique opportunity to gaze upon this jewell before the scattering of its furniture.

Paris : Paris inattendu - Unexpected Paris Paris will always be Paris, but unexpected Paris, have you thought about it?

Paris : Je suis Charlie - I am Charlie What can be added to what's already said and written? I can express with my langage : image.

Paris : Je suis Charlie en tags - Tagging "Je suis Charlie" Some ephemeral marks remain from the demonstration "Je suis Charlie", in Paris, place de la République. They deserve not to vanish completely.

Paris : Je suis Charlie (version en noir et blanc) - I am Charlie (black and white version) What can be added to what's already said and written? I can express with my langage : image.

Paris : La crue de la Seine en 2016 (1ere partie) - Rise in the water level in 2016 (part one) An unusual discovery of the river Seine and its embankments between the Bercy bridge and the « Pont neuf ».

Paris : La crue de la Seine en 2016 (2eme partie) - Rise in the water level in 2016 (part two) An unusual discovery of the river Seine and its embankments between the « Pont neuf » and the Eiffel tower.

Paris : La crue de la Seine en 2018 - The river Seine in Paris : The rise in the water level in 2018 A nocturnal and poetic walk in Paris between the bridge "Sully" and the bridge "Alma"

Paris : La fête à Macron - "La fête à Macron" "La fête à Macron" is the name given by the organisers of the demonstration that took place in Paris on 5th May 2018 in a festive atmosphère between Opera square and Bastille.

Paris : La fête à Macron en noir et blanc - "La fête à Macron" in black and white How to fight against the pleasure of going back to black and white style, just like when I was starting out.

Paris : La Halle Frayssinet - "Freyssinet" covered market The "Freyssinet" covered market, an old building for Austerlitz railway station was built in the 1920'. Important rehabilitation work are ongoing, as you can see by having a look at these photographs taken in 2015.

Paris : La neige s'invite - Paris : Snow shows up How delightful to gaze at Paris under its great snow-covered coat.

Paris : L’art est dans la rue - Paris : Art is on the street Outdoors on the street, street art makes us think of a giant gallery offering to everybody its fleeting works of art.

Paris : Le canal Saint-Martin en travaux A Paris, en 2016, le grand nettoyage du canal Saint-Martin fait découvrir les vestiges des objets de la vie courante enfouis dans la vase. Une nouvelle forme d'art ?

Paris : Le canal Saint-Martin en travaux - Ongoing work regarding the Saint-Martin Canal Paris, 2016, the big cleaning up of the Saint-Martin Canal bring to light remains fromdaily life objects, buried under mud. A new form of art ?

Paris : Le Grand Palais - Paris : Great Palace Historic heritage monument since 2000, the Great Palace was built for the Exposition Universelle of 1900, which was a world's fair held in Paris. Its great cupola is made of steel and glass.

Paris : Mérto Trinité en travaux - Ongoing work at Trinité Station (Paris underground) Without its metallic dressing from the sixties, Trinité d'Estienne d'Orves station from Paris underground unveils its previous appearance.

Paris : Les Buttes Chaumont sous la neige (1ère partie) - The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont under the snow (part one) In the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, in Paris, snow creates unexpected graphisms and unveils an other world of idealised and transitory beauty. Feb 2018.

Paris : Les Buttes Chaumont sous la neige (2ème partie) - The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont under the snow (part two) In the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, in Paris, snow creates unexpected graphisms and unveils an other world of idealised and transitory beauty. Feb 2018.

Paris : Les découpés du 19eme - The cut person of the 19th district A testimony of a battle won in 2012 by tenants against housing speculation.

Paris : Les Halles de Baltard - The Halles of Baltard Les Halles was the traditional central market of Paris, named the "belly of Paris" by Emile Zola. A great story that ended up very badly, with a complete destruction.

Paris : Les Halles et le Forum - Les Halles and the Forum For several years, the site of the markets was an enormous open pit, nicknamed "le trou des Halles" (“trou” meaning hole). The site became the point of convergence of the RER, a network of new express underground lines.

Paris : Les Halles en 2010 - The Halles in 2010 The Halles’s story is not over yet ! the construction of the canopy is about to come...

Paris : Les Halles et la Canopée 2012 - Les Halles and the canopy 2012 Before the canopy’s construction, let’s enjoy the fugitive vision of the demolition site. It goes back the eighties. To be continued…

Paris : Les Halles et la Canopée 2013 - Les Halles and the canopy 2013 The canopy and its web of metallic beams is slowly appearing. A colossal construction work. To be continued…

Paris : Les Halles et la Canopée 2014 - Les Halles and the canopy 2014 The construction is progressing at a great pace. in à year or two, it will be completed.

Paris : Les Halles et la Canopée 2015 - Les Halles and the canopy 2015 One more year to go to see the end of the big construction work. The canopy is getting closer and closer to its definitve shape.

Paris : Les Halles et la Canopée 2016 - Les Halles and the canopy 2016 The construction work is over, the canopy opens in april 2016.

Paris : Les Halles et la Canopée 2017 - Les Halles and the canopy 2017 The canopy once finished, its garden is beginning to take shape.

Paris : Les Halles et la Canopée 2018 - Les Halles and the canopy 2018 From 1978 to 2018, almost half a century of taking pictures of the Halles from Baltard, their destruction and the building of the Forum des Halles and the canopy.

Paris : Les lendemains du 1er mai 2018 - The day after May day 2018 Places seen in Paris on the second of May near the Austerlitz railway station after the demonstration of May day, knowing that we are not here to take sides but to testify.

 

Paris : Les Tuileries sous la pluie - Tuileries in the rain This so poetical rain changes in nature in the rain and in the softness of evening light.

Paris : Lumières au Père Lachaise - LIghts at the "Père Lachaise" cemetery Thanks to light effects, the most remote places of this parisian cemetery unveil their mysteries.

Paris : Manifestation des gilets jaunes 2018 - Paris : Yellow jackets demonstration 2018 Born from a peaceful action of angry citizens against raising taxes on gas, in Paris, this demonstration worsened quickly because of uncontrolled violent people.

Paris : Minéraux de l'Ecole des Mines - Minerals Ecole des Mines The Ecole des mines hosts unexpected treasures. Its collection of minerals, thanks to the shapes, the colours and the effects of light carry us in a fantasy world, yet real.

Paris : Mobilisation Algérienne - Algerian mobilisation Since 22nd of February, Algerian gather in protest in Algiers, also in other cities of the country and the world, for example in Paris, on the 31st of March, 2019. A  message : it should be for the people to make décisions.

Paris : Montmartre sous la neige - Montmartre under the snow In Paris, during winter and without the inflow of tourists, streets and the Place du Tertre of the Montmartre hill enjoy peaceful and quiet village life the kind painters care about.

Paris : Notre-Dame de Paris - Notre-Dame Paris cathédral Now is the time to present the pictures of the Viollet le duc arrow before the collapse, followed by the pictures taken during and after the fire on April 15th.

Paris : Notre Dame de Paris en feu - Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral on fire Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral was devastated by massive fire on 15th april 2019. The roof is destroyed mais the tow towers are safe. In 850 years Notre Dame never burnt.

Paris : Notre-Dame de Paris sous la neige - Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral under the snow This year Notre-Dame de Paris and its surroundings have been covered with a poetic white veil. January 2013.

Paris : Nouvel an Chinois à Paris - Chinese New Year in Paris After the Chinese Year of the Dog, in February 2019 was celebrated the Year of the Pig. A special occasion to admire the great dazzling show that took place, as every year, in the 13th district in Paris.

Paris : Palais de la république - Palaces of the Republic Thanks to the “Journées du patrimoine” everyone can visit prestigious institutions like ministries and the Elysée Palace. State properties are opened to the public for the weekend. It’s an annual event in France.

Paris : Palais de l'Elysée - Elysée Palace Entering the Elysée Palace during the “Journées du patrimoine” is a priceless moment, run for it. Well… join the line and wait for several hours. The “Journées du patrimoine” are an annual cultural event.

Paris : Palais du Luxembourg - The Luxembourg Palace This palace, commissioned in 1615 by Marie de Médicis, now houses the French Senate with a lot of gilt, crimson and lights.

Paris : Paris enneigé - Snow-covered Paris It's not the Everest but just enough snow now in march 2018 to bring an unexpected graphism to familiar parisian locations.

Paris : Paris et ses livres - Paris and its books I was moving into the world of knowledge, I sailed alone on the stormy river of books. My thirst for reading wasn't fading away and I kept it lively night and day. Pablo Neruda in J'avoue que j'ai vécu.

Paris : Paris préservé - Paris preserved 60' and 70' fortunately have not wrecked everything. Contrary to the "Place des fêtes", Mouzaïa district still have its charm.

Paris : Paris tropical - Tropical Paris fish tanks In order to photograph tropical fishes in all their splendour, all you need is to visit aquariums from The Porte Dorée and the Trocadéro in Paris.

Paris : Paris vu du ciel - Paris from the air How lucky we are to contemplate and take pictures of Paris from this high point of view.

Paris : Père Lachaise - Père Lachaise cemetery A place to see for everyone who wants to really know Paris. Lots of celebrities are buried in this cemetery.

Paris : Permis de végétaliser - License to vegetate A reminder of basic rules of civic mindedness.

Paris : Pigeons de Paris - Pigeons from Paris Despite their common aspect, pigeons offer us a fleeting beauty, thanks to their movements with striking style.

Paris : Portraits gravés - Paris : Carved portraits On ancient carved walls sometimes can be found portraits full of expression.

Paris : Pyramide du Louvre - The Louvre Pyramid This is the Louvre Pyramid as maybe you've never seen it. Caution : every commercial use of these photographs will have to be submitted to the Louvre museum for approval.

Paris : Retraités maltraités - Mistreated retired persons Young people  in hellish situation, old people in poverty situation. No way. Paris, the 18th of october.

Paris : Sculptures du Louvre - Sculptures in the Louvre Museum A great museum, sculptures, light and then Photoshop of course.

Paris : Street art - Paris : Street art While walking around in Paris, tags can be found very often. Some of them have been made by internationally famous street artists.

Paris : Tags d'amour - Paris love tags It's difficult to find love in tags That often make our cities look bad. But in the end, after several years, se can.

 

Paris : Tags poétiques - Paris : Poetic tags These poetic glimpses from anonymous artists to anonymous passer-by bring a little poetry in daily world.

Paris : Tour de France - Tour de France The Tour de France, an annual event for amateur of cyclism presents a beautiful finale. Paris, july 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Paris : Tour Eiffel - Eiffel Tower Still very young, the Eiffel tower is full of unusual viewpoints clear to watchful eyes.

Paris : Vélos de Paris - Bicycles in Paris There is more to Montmartre than just the Sacré Cœur and the Place du Tertre.