Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Paris dots and dashes…

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A morning in the Louvre and then the perfect Paris lunch at Le Nemours. We had quiche in variation with possibly the best salad ever.

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We chose the cafe because it was close to the Palais Royale Metro entrance we had missed on our first trip back in May. Me, I missed Murano glass… had to right that omission!

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Close by is the Palais Royale where we entered the courtyard to see the striped columns of the Buren sculpture.
The contrast between the historical architecture and the modern columns was intriguing and I had great fun taking photos.

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Some of the columns extend down below the surface and there is moving water underneath.

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Created in 1986, the sculpture caused much discussion about the relationship between historic buildings and contemporary art (that seems to happen regularly in France, as in the Pompidou Center and the glass pyramid at the Louvre) . The courtyard was allowed to deteriorate until the sculptor publically complained and threatened to demolish it. In 2009 the sculpture did get a rehabilitation. This courtyard also contains the Comedie Francaise.

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I felt some photos should be in black and white…

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Paris does know how to treat its black and white stripes…

Author: loisreynoldsmead

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5 thoughts on “Paris dots and dashes…

  1. And you know how to snap them. Wonderful photographs. You certainly found the leading-in lines. Great! If you took them with your phone, it clearly shows that not the instrument is important but the one handling it! This is class photography.

  2. wonderful as usual, Lois. Try zipping through them fast by just leaving your finger on the down arrow—oooooh!

  3. Lois, Merci pour posting the two favorite Paris spots together. It took me a second viewing at 3am to “get” the DOTS and DASHES reference. A time when I am at my smartest!! haha Loved the orangey frame effects – tell me about it when we meet up s’il vous plait. Seeing the newly renovated sculpture plaza was exciting – colors so nicely saturated. The glass dots are my kind of Xmas tree on this day the 25th.

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