Saturday Snapshot 6

Saturday Snapshot 6

Hey everyone, happy Saturday! So I’m back in Paris after a lovely weekend in the north of France. It’s nice to be home (well, back to my temporary home anyway.)

So basically any spare time I had off from my au pair job this week I spent wandering around Paris, taking lots of photos and stopping for bistro sandwiches. It was lovely.

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Note – Next to all of the pictures I take of Paris I’m going to write the number of the arrondissement so I can remember later where I took the pictures! Paris is divided into 20 sections, or arrondissements. It’s kind of like numbered neighborhoods, if that makes sense.

I took several photos that I liked, so please vote on your favorite! I’d love to know what you guys think.

Photo A

Paris Street Art

By now we all know that I have a certain street art fetish, but I have to say I love this wall mural of Kate Moss’ face. She’s emoting a lot with that supermodel pout, you know? (6th)

 

Photo B

Mansard Roof

Like many other tourists, I adore the quintessential Parisian-style buildings with mansard roofs. This style was instated around Paris by Baron Haussmann, a French civic planner, who basically destroyed and rebuilt Paris in the 1860s. Have you ever noticed how Paris has lots of wide boulevards unlike most other European cities? Those were Hausmann’s  idea. (6th)

Photo C

Boulevard Haussmann

I’ve been playing around with the shutter speed on my beautiful new Lumix and I liked this shot because it shows how busy and alive the city can be. More mansard roofs too. (8th)

Photo D
Shutters

This shot is neither busy nor alive, but these windows I spotted have some kind of dark and mysterious air to them, which I liked. (8th)

Have a good weekend, everyone!

Street Art from Around the World

Street Art from Around the World

I love street art and like to snap pictures of it wherever I go. Here is some of the best I’ve seen all over the world; from European cities like Barcelona, Paris and Brussels to South American cities like Santiago and Valparaiso. There is also some art from less visited places like Portugal, Uruguay and Mallorca and even my hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

Here is my favorite street art from around the world.

Hint – scroll over the photos to see which city they are from.

Barcelona Street Art

Street Art Brussels

Street Art Brussels

Brussels Street Art

Street Art Santiago

Street Art Santiago

Street Art Paris

Street Art Mallorca

Street Art Valparaiso

Street Art Valparaiso

Valparaiso Street Art Tree

Street Art Brussels

Street Art Valparaiso

Street Art Valparaiso

Street Art Colonia, Uruguay

Street Art Girona, Spain

Street Art Porto, Portugal

Street Art Detroit

Street Art Santiago

Street Art Santiago

 

Where have you seen the coolest street art?

Saturday Snapshot 1

Saturday Snapshot 1

Please meet the first post of my Saturday Snapshot series! I wanted to post a photo each week of the coolest or most inspiring thing I had seen all week. As I am currently living in Michigan my life is not that interesting, but bear with me - I just got news from France that the ministry of labor approved my au pair papers! I should be in Paris in less than three weeks.

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Here is an embarrassing confession; I grew up in the Detroit area and I have never been to the beloved farmers market, known as the Eastern Market. Today was my first trip and I loved it! The Michigan fall produce was beautiful, from the wax beans to the baby eggplants, and the vendors were fun to chat with.  Eastern Market Detroit Street Art

This is a photo of the street art vegetable cow I found at the market. I loved picking her apart - the cucumber mouth, bok choy legs and cherry tomato eyes. There will be a post about the market soon!