A Spring / Summer in Paris

Un printemps / été à Paris.

Riding the metropole by bike.

Attracted by its astonishing light and its turning sky.

Searching for the most suspended, sometimes oracular atmospheres of this "ville Monde",

that continuosly redefines the edges of its magic. Updated on Summer 2018



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Paris tour eiffel on summer on august    Paris - In the metro    Paris - Near the Louvre Museum    Paris - Foire du Trone    Paris - Parc Montsouris    Stunt show at Eurodisney Paris    Paris - Jardin des Tuileries, vue aérienne 





 Paris - La Défense, Tour Areva    Paris on summer around Canal Saint Martin - Jemmapes    Paris - Abandoned metro line    Paris - In the sky    Paris la crue de la Seine en ete    Paris - La Seine un soir    Paris - Murales  





 Paris bridge over train station     Paris on summer photographic projet, near montparnasse    Paris - Tour Eiffel Blue Hour    Paris en ete les jardins secrets    People jumping from a bridge in Paris    Paris - 15ème arrondissement incendie    Paris - Filles à Saint-Michel 





   Paris - Versailles - falls    Paris - Traces de l'été par terre    paris metro summer station    Paris - Balade en Velib    Paris - Vol de plaisance    Paris - Le mur sensuel    Paris - Tu veux ou tu veux pas ?   





Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - 20ème arrondissement    Paris - Piscine Molitor    Paris - Centre ville au matin    Paris - Quartier Porte d'Auteil    Paris - Piscine Molitor    Paris - 3ème arrondissement





Paris Banlieue Montreuil small    entre paris et montreuil small    paris vues due 20eme arrondissement small    paris un pont à aubervilliers - small    paris metro abandoned 19eme small    paris sunset panorama small    paris highways at sunset small





Paris - Nôtre Dame and sky    Paris - Jardin du Petit Palais    Paris - Architectures Petit Ceinture 15ème    Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris on summer birds in the parcs, Bois de Vincennes    Paris - Architectures et lumière à La Défense    Paris - Ivry sur Seine girl walking 





 Paris on summer picnic canal saint-martin    Paris on summer la defense    Paris - Versailles on Summer    Paris - Les Serres d'Auteuil - Grande Serre    Paris - La Villette - Cinema en Plein Air    Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - Mangiatore di fuoco Notre Dame  





 the banlieue at the north of paris    un projet photographique sur paris l'ete    Jardin 12ème arrondissement - Paris    Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Jardin privé caché Paris    Paris - Arbre Gonflable - La Villette    Manege au parc de La Villette - Paris 





 Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    La Villette - Felice Varini - Expo    Paris - near the Buttes-Chaumont     Paris - Post Industrial building    Paris - Early in the morning    discovering paris on summer desert streets    Paris - From the window by night 





  Paris - Blue sky and clouds    Paris - 18ème arrondissement - Magasin - Facade verre    Discovering hidden Paris streets on summer    decouvrir le 10eme arrondissement de paris    Paris - Chantier Balard    Paris - A grey wall    Paris - A lonely walking girl





  Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    A view of La Défense Paris    Paris - Metro Ligne 6 aérienne    Paris - new buildings Bercy    Ménilmontant, charming quartier in Paris    Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - nouveau quartier BNF  





 Paris - La Villette | 19ème Arrondissement    Paris - Rive droite    Paris - Abandoned gas station    Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - Rue Silencio été    Paris - Nouveau Quartier Bercy    paris buildings in the banlieue 





  Paris - rue de la Roquette afternoon    Paris summer sunlight    Paris - Jemmapes by night    Paris - Les Frigos    Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - Boulevard Périphérique la nuit    Paris - Hotel George V 





Paris - Cinèma Place des Vosges      Paris - Cinema Entrepot  Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - Nostalgic atmosphere    paris on summer revealed, tour mercuriales    Fountains and Eiffel tower, Paris    Paris. Centre Pompidou Flou





 Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Discovering Montmartre streets in Paris    A bridge over the Seine in Paris    Paris - Rue Faubourg Saint Denis    Ivry sur Seine - desert river    Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - 10ème arrondissement trottoir  





  Paris - Villette - Interieur Géode    Paris - Tour Eiffel et Tour Montparnasse    Paris - Chantier - Les Halles    Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - La Défense - Monolite    Paris - Berges de la Seine l'été    Paris and a water channel  





 Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - 20ème arrondissement rue industriel    Paris - Tours à métro Crimée    Paris - Filles bassin de la villette    La cité universitaire de paris et sa pelouse    L'Ile Saint Louis de Paris et la Seine    projet photographique paris l'ete, parc villette  





   Vue du jazz parc floral Paris    Paris - Panorama Montmartre    Paris - Urban landscape    A parc in Paris on summer    Paris - Grand chantier     Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - Architectures Chinatown Massena    





 Paris - Bassin de La Villette    projet photographique decouvrir banlieue parisienne ete    Paris - Tuileries Girls    Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - La beauté des murs    Paris photo discovering the banlieue     Paris l'ete decouvrir les jardins caches   





 Paris - Bagnolet - Architectures - small    Paris - Chantier dans le 10ème    Paris - works - underground - small    Paris - Canal St-Martin pic nic and boats    Paris - Bistrot in 20arrondissement    Paris - Tour Eiffel la nuit    Paris - Adieu pour cette nuit   








Some notes about Paris during a summer afternoon



"Every year a boulangerie in Paris wins "Le Grand Prix de la meilleure baguette",

the prize for best baguette.


Today I must have taken the worst one.

I've found it in the tenth arrondissement.


The boulangerie was empty, I had to imagine. Tastes like polystyrene.

However, it is nice to be outside today with a sandwich.

I stuffed it with cherry tomatoes and I bite it next to construction sites where masons are working, even if it is Sunday.

A Falcon sails light in the sky. Perhaps a CEO coming back from Corsica.

Sunday evening is probably the most dangerous moment for pedestrians: people do not want to prepare the dinner.

So the streets are sawed wildly by the scooters of takeaways.

They appear just preceded by their chainsaw noise.

Underground, in the metro grid, other phenomena take place. Underground I don't take photos,

but sometimes I note something.


I close my eyes for a moment: in this way you can feel so much better the fluctuations of the metro,

taking some curves even if on the map they let you believe that it runs in a straight line.


Before resurfacing, I drop on the tracks what remains of my sandwich: just a crumb of bread.
Immediately some rats emerge from a black hole behind the cables.

A couple of girls in the opposite quai jump terrified.

It is better outside, definitely.

The air is clean.

The evening sun snaps the metallic sheets of the roofs.

In signs complexity of Paris there are terraces or things that you notice

only when a telescopic crane touches them.

I realize. Like that: one arm pointing like an arrow to something that otherwise I would not see.

Look at the clouds, dark today, fat and low.

Their speed it's impressive, underlined by roofs profiles behind which they disappear.

Here comes a storm.


The summer, finally... "








"We sit in the small studio in front of the open window.
The train passes snorting, in the circular line that wraps Paris. It seems to move through an elastic ether
in an elastic atmosphere, which is the same on pylons and deep in the lungs.

An atmosphere that includes everything: just as difficult for the locomotive to the human lungs.
The city throbs in the summer heat. We feel the hot breath of the city.

Here I am, in a room with old friends. I hear everything nearby, permeable, tangible, living, breathing.
I feel the same friendship, his essence slowly flies from the bottle closed.

I feel the sympathy of wine and of the inlaid saber resting upright in a corner near the window.
Now I say one thing that in America I did not say never: I feel a deep contentment. "

(Henry Miller, Paris-New York round trip)








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