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Seen: Street Art

7 Feb

Rue Saint-Martin, 75003

Unity Bar

On the wall just beside Unity Bar


One of those nice things

3 Feb

One of the things I like in Paris is the variety of interesting talents you see in the streets.  It’s normal to see young people dancing in the street, a semi orchestra performing in the metro, that Chinese guy who sits on the same place at the same station every single day with his Chinese instrument. I have no idea what it’s called but he plays the kind of music you’d hear in old Jackie Chan films.

Last Sunday while walking around Luxembourg (the park, not the country) we chanced upon this old man doing his thang with his beaty old piano.

He had a small stroller attached to one side of the piano, I guess to lug it around the streets of Paris plus he was selling his CDs too. How mignon is that? The music was so-so but the look of the piano did add to the charm.  This guy is just one of the thousands of street performers around the city and making a living out of it.

I wonder why I’ve never seen this kind of thing in Manila…and I’m not talking about street kids carolling in traffic during christmas season. Maybe it’s because a horde of guards or police men would instantly jump on anyone out of place in the streets.

The grass get a winter break?

2 Feb

Grass in Paris parks are currently on rest-mode to get ready for the deluge of Parisian behinds come spring.

pelouse a paris au repos

What about moi? Not that I too am expecting a bunch of butts to sit on me but I need a winter break too. Winter is such a tiring gray season. Wouldn’t it be better to just stay at home bundled up in a warm comforter with a cup of hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies? It definitely would wouldn’t it?