La Nuit Blanche Paris 2013

I found myself going out last Saturday night to check out the Nuit Blanche this year. Nuit Blanche (or white night in english translation) means a night without sleep. A once a year arts festival, some museums, exhibits, and art galleries are open, free of charge.

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Pensive mode, Pompidou museum

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Art Installation Pompidou

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Art Brut expo Hotel de Ville

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4th head from the right is creepy she’s looking right at me
Art Brut expo Hotel de Ville

The Place Hotel de Ville was crowded. I actually saw a lot of teenagers dancing, playing music and hanging with their friends. The atmosphere was too much for me. I’m getting old.

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Timeout Paris bus behind
Place Hotel de Ville

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Place Hotel de Ville

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Place Hotel de Ville

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Making music at Place Hotel de Ville

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She’s on top of the world

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Hotel de Ville

We went to a bar somewhere in the Marais. This is more like it – sitting with a cold drink, speaking with my friend, nice music interesting people.

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Bar Scene Le Marais

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Bar Scene, Le Marais

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Le Marais

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Le Marais

And to end the night, we waited for the promised fireworks, but what we saw looked schlocky, but we cannot complain, the view was still beautiful.

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Measly Fireworks, scene from Pont d’Arcole