Rainy Days

Last week, the rain was nonstop. But one day, I didn’t know which day anymore, I cracked. I braved the gloomy, depressing weather and went out.

I didn’t go very far. I took a walk around my quarter again, but this time, I went to the opposite direction. Suddenly, I felt the day was brighter. Amazing how an hour or two outside can lift one’s mood.


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


Art Brut expo Hotel de Ville


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.


Timeout Paris bus behind
Place Hotel de Ville


Place Hotel de Ville


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