• Renovated Fontaine des Innocents June 2024
    History,  Monuments

    Jean Goujon and La Fontaine des Innocents: Their Stories

    An exhibition opened new doors to learning of a little known sculptor of a Parisian masterpiece. The exhibition poster of a woman holding a jug on her shoulder with water streaming out in droplets caught my attention. The Musée Carnavalet's poster for La Fontaine des Innocents drew me in with image and the subtitle: “Histoires d’un chef d’œuvre Parisien”

  • Bee on the butterfly bush at Jardin des Planets
    Nature,  Seeing Paris

    Enjoy a Stroll Through Jardin des Plantes

    Jardin des Plantes is just across the river from the Bastille. One day in March, I took a short stroll across the Seine. Instead of covering all the garden, I strolled along a path through the gardens that passes from the gate at Place Valhubert to the gate at Rue Linné and Rue Cuvier. On this Spring morning, certain buds and flowers attracted my attention. Enjoy this virtual view with me through my eyes.

  • Official poster for Le Trésor de Notre-Dame de Paris des Origines à Viollet-le-Duc Louvre Museum
    History,  Museum exhibitions,  Notre-Dame de Paris

    Remarkable Notre-Dame Treasures at the Louvre

    How does one modernize thirteenth century designs? Hold a competition. Little did Eugène Viollet-le-Duc know when he sketched the sacking of the archbishop’s residence in 1831 that he and a partner, Jean-Baptiste Lassus would win a competition in 1843 to restore Notre-Dame de Paris and its treasury. For a very short time, while twenty-first century restoration work continues on the cathedral of Paris, historical treasures are being stored at the Louvre Museum. The current exhibition at the Louvre ‘The Treasury of Notre-Dame Cathedral: from its Origins to Viollet-le-Duc’  showcases at least 120 of those treasures, and runs until January 29, 2024. It puts into context the treasury’s history from its origins in…

  • Image of Stravinsky fountain on a Sunday afternoon before the official reopening on November 7
    Let's Explore,  Photography-Art

    Renovated Stravinsky Fountain Reopens

    They are colorful, spew water and engage your curiosity. Street artist, Jeff Aerosol, looks in their direction. Saint-Merri protects them from the wind. What and where are these objects that recycle their own water? The Stravinsky Fountain or Fontaine des Automates between the Pompidou Center and the church Saint-Merri will once again be open to the public on November 7, 2023. The work of Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely has been renovated for the first time in 40 years. The reddish building next to the fountain is home to an acoustic and music institute. Keep reading. The Icram will take you on a journey of stories and sound. On a…