France and the Art of Living

Artwork from Artists of the Marais group exhibition in the park.
Artwork from Artists of the Marais group exhibition in the park.

“Beauty in terms of art refers to an interaction between line, color, texture,    sound, shape, motion, and size that is pleasing to the senses.”

I’m in Paris and I’m a sucker for the infinite ways the French incorporate beauty into their daily lives. They have been honing the Art of Living for centuries, and that’s partly what makes France and Paris in particular, so beautiful – the veneer of the present letting the light of the past shine through. I will let the images speak for themselves.

I love the florist shops, as tempting as the patisseries
I love the florist shops, as tempting as the patisseries

 

Eric Kayser bakery on the rue du Bac
Eric Kayser bakery on the rue du Bac

 

The jazz clubs may have shut down but you can hear some of the best jazz on Paris'streets and bridges.
The jazz clubs may have shut down but you can hear some of the best jazz on Paris’ streets and bridges.

 

Graffiti pop quizz: Love is a)true b)false or c)dead
Graffiti pop quiz: Love is a)true b)false or c)dead

 

How do they walk those cobblestone streets in these?
How do they walk those cobblestone streets in these?

 

Container of creme fraiche brought to the table
Container of creme fraiche brought to the table

 

If you have time to kill, try the piano at the busy Gare de Lyon
If you have time to kill, try the piano at the busy Gare de Lyon

 

Boutique perfumery on the Ile Saint Louis
Boutique perfumery on the Ile Saint Louis

 

The right touch with a throw and some pillows
The right touch with a throw and some pillows

 

Catch you later. I've got some art to see!
Catch you later. I’ve got some art to see!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “France and the Art of Living

  1. Ruth Jacoby June 9, 2014 / 12:04 am

    Oh Lil….it all looks so fabulous. Wish I was there with you…,maybe next year?? xxxx

  2. Alan June 9, 2014 / 12:34 am

    Fantastic photos they really capture the essence of Paris 🙂

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