ephemeral images from my parisphere
[and other oblique spheres...]
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
of kings and lost lizards
a short distance away from the extreme sculptural opulence of the Pont Alexandre III, a golden salamander bask alone in the sunshine...
in search of the king who had once held it in such high regard to symbolize the mandate of his reign "nutrisco et extinguo"*...
[*"nourish the good and extinguish the bad" - vive la France!]
paris perishable paris imperfect paris intangible paris irreverent paris raw poetry paris in passing...
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*NEW BOOK::Paris Primitif with a selection of images and text from this blog to reflect the quirky and intimate side of the Paris I know... it is available through the blurb bookstore and can be previewed here:: www.blurb.ca/user/store/gverster
*NEWER BOOK:: BARCELONA PRIMITIVA a photo-essay book depicting the older and newer layers of Barcelona, from the provocatively primitive to the radically elegant, from the rapturous Casa Batllo to the cerebral Pavello Mies van der Rohe, all aglow in shades of barça blanca... it is available through the blurb bookstore and can be previewed here:: www.blurb.ca/user/store/gverster
another of my sidekick blogs:: www.parigigi.blogspot.com for selling all the bits and pieces of France collected over the years. It was always a thrill to find them, be they from antique shops and fairs or massive flea markets or village vide-greniers or neighbourhood brocantes in Paris and many other regions of France. Each object encompasses an adventure or journey to come upon it and many were found with their own stories told to me. [I have quoted the prices in Euros, Canadian and US dollars, now at par]