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Mar 1, 2014
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photojojo:

As long as there have been cameras, those using them have felt inclined to capture the buildings around them. 

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles just launched an incredible exhibition that shows the unique relationship between photography and architecture.

The Picturesque Relationship Between Photography and Architecture

Photos by Eugéne Atget (top) and Louis-Émille Durandelle / via Reddit

The one on top is my favorite photograph in the Charles Marville exhibit currently on view at the Met!


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Nov 20, 2013
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humansofnewyork:

"My parents had sent me to a small village outside of Paris because they thought it would be safer. But I guess there were hidden munition stocks out there, because the Americans bombed the village. They flew very high. The British always flew low— they had the fighters, but the Americans flew very high and dropped the bombs. They were bombs filled with air. I don’t know how to describe it. You were killed by the air. The neighbor was killed. I spent all night hiding in the barn."

THIS is one of the main reasons I find storytelling, human interest pieces, and projects like HONY or Storycorps are so important. Everyone is a part of history and there is so much information that will one day be lost if we don’t take the time to record it.

humansofnewyork:

"My parents had sent me to a small village outside of Paris because they thought it would be safer. But I guess there were hidden munition stocks out there, because the Americans bombed the village. They flew very high. The British always flew low— they had the fighters, but the Americans flew very high and dropped the bombs. They were bombs filled with air. I don’t know how to describe it. You were killed by the air. The neighbor was killed. I spent all night hiding in the barn."

THIS is one of the main reasons I find storytelling, human interest pieces, and projects like HONY or Storycorps are so important. Everyone is a part of history and there is so much information that will one day be lost if we don’t take the time to record it.


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Mar 18, 2013
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kateoplis:


Locomotive aérodynamique à la gare de Lyon, Paris, 1937



Longing to travel again. 

kateoplis:

Locomotive aérodynamique à la gare de Lyon, Paris, 1937

Longing to travel again. 


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Aug 17, 2012
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America is my country and Paris is my hometown.

— Gertrude Stein (via youknowyoureafrancophilewhen)


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Jul 25, 2012
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kateoplis:

Todd Selby on the Louis Vuitton Express from Paris to Shanghai 

The Selby takes the train with Louis Vuitton from Paris to Shanghai. Both sets of photos are so romantic. I’ve always dreamed of riding a train through Russia. Someday. 


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Jul 23, 2012
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Jun 8, 2012
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bremser:

André Kertész, A Picnic Party in Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1929

(via eiramisu)
what a fun looking group of mecs and meufs

bremser:

André Kertész, A Picnic Party in Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1929

(via eiramisu)

what a fun looking group of mecs and meufs


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Jan 30, 2012
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theatlantic:

An Artistic Comparison of Paris and New York

As polar opposite as Paris and New York may seem at times, it’s hard to love one city and hate the other. Each is complex in its offerings, diverse in its appeal, and the debate over which city is supreme evidently warrants its own blog. Vahram Muratyan is the author and artist behind Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities, a blog that pits the pride and joy of both cities against each other in a magnificent series of minimalist prints. Through colorful graphics that border on 8-bit simplicity, Paris and New York come head to head, making it harder than ever to choose which city does it best. Read more.
[Image: Vahram Muratyan]


I picked this up in the bookstore the other day and it’s super cute!

theatlantic:

An Artistic Comparison of Paris and New York

As polar opposite as Paris and New York may seem at times, it’s hard to love one city and hate the other. Each is complex in its offerings, diverse in its appeal, and the debate over which city is supreme evidently warrants its own blog. Vahram Muratyan is the author and artist behind Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities, a blog that pits the pride and joy of both cities against each other in a magnificent series of minimalist prints. Through colorful graphics that border on 8-bit simplicity, Paris and New York come head to head, making it harder than ever to choose which city does it best. Read more.

[Image: Vahram Muratyan]

I picked this up in the bookstore the other day and it’s super cute!


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Jul 14, 2011
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Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

And so it started my love affair with France…
The first time I ever went to France was on Bastille Day. I was about 6 years old, and my parents and I were on a flight back home from Croatia and one of the engines broke down while we were over the ocean, resulting in an emergency turnaround and very long layover in Paris (about 2 or 3 days). Probably the worst day to get stuck in Paris, since everything was closed and it was impossible to get around / find a hotel, but I loved Paris so much. We packed in most of the major places in Paris and even went to Monet’s home in Giverny - he was my favorite artist at the time, and probably still is. Maybe one day I’ll share my 6 year old pictures and scrapbooking captions with Tumblr from this trip. My roommates have seen them … and they’re pretty hilarious. 

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet!

And so it started my love affair with France…

The first time I ever went to France was on Bastille Day. I was about 6 years old, and my parents and I were on a flight back home from Croatia and one of the engines broke down while we were over the ocean, resulting in an emergency turnaround and very long layover in Paris (about 2 or 3 days). Probably the worst day to get stuck in Paris, since everything was closed and it was impossible to get around / find a hotel, but I loved Paris so much. We packed in most of the major places in Paris and even went to Monet’s home in Giverny - he was my favorite artist at the time, and probably still is. Maybe one day I’ll share my 6 year old pictures and scrapbooking captions with Tumblr from this trip. My roommates have seen them … and they’re pretty hilarious. 


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Jun 16, 2011
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humanscalecities:

Paris by night

humanscalecities:

Paris by night


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Apr 20, 2011
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humanscalecities:

What If Manhattan Was Designed Like Paris?

That would be my dream world.

humanscalecities:

What If Manhattan Was Designed Like Paris?

That would be my dream world.


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Feb 20, 2011
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10secondsatatime:

Cities captured through typography by Albin Holmqvist. Some really wonderful videos, check them out (full screen if your compy can take it)

[Albin Holmqvist via fastcodesign]

Making me miss Paris really badly, despite how cliche the video is.