mardi 31 juillet 2007

"Passing Cloud" - The Stooges

A business building in the 15th arrondissement.

lundi 30 juillet 2007

"She Turns To Flower" - Salvation Army

I took this photo saturday morning but I don't konw the name of this flower (if someone knows it, thanks to leave a comment).

dimanche 29 juillet 2007

"Where In The Hell Did You Think You Go With My Toothbrush ?" - Reverend Horton Heat

"Ok guys, give me back my tooth-brush. It's not funny !! Where is it ???"
(I don't know why this tooth-brush is this tree, really ...)

samedi 28 juillet 2007

"Lady Liberty" - Rancid

We have our Statue of Liberty too !! It's located on the Swan island, in the 15th arrondissement. It was launched the 15th november 1889 by Auguste Bartholdi and it's turned towards New York.


During Paris-Plage, you can play volley-ball or beach-rugby on the square of the city hall, in the 1st arrondissement.

vendredi 27 juillet 2007

"Walkin' Blues" - Robert Johnson

I saw this man walking quietly, holding his cap in his hands and I took the photo. The pleasure of walking in the streets, watching the life around.

jeudi 26 juillet 2007

"Crawfish" - Elvis Presley

I don't know if this fisherman had a lot of success, he was on the banks of the Saint-Martin canal (he's not sleeping, he's just looking for something in his bag).

mercredi 25 juillet 2007

"Swan's Splashdown" - Perrey & Kingsley

This sign is located in the corner of the Saint-Denis street & Cygne (= Swan) street in the 1st arrondissement. It's written : "Au Beau Cygne" (= Beautifull Swan's). I think it was the name of a shop wich doesn't exist nowadays. The mosaic is a little bit damaged but it doesn't seem to bother the pigeons who choose to nidificate behind.

mardi 24 juillet 2007

"Summer In The City" - Butthole Surfers

Paris-Plage (the beach in Paris) is open since friday 20th. There is a beach open along the Seine banks with the sand, the games and the palm trees. This year, a a nautical base have been set at the Villette bowl, in the north of Paris. I'll post some more photos the next days.

lundi 23 juillet 2007

"Crazy Legs" - (Hed)Pe

Considering the weather (but it may change), perhaps you'd like to buy a pair of tight in this shop.

dimanche 22 juillet 2007

"Scream !" - Ralph Nielsen & The Chancellors

This very charming & welcoming gargoyle is a detail of the Saint-Séverin church. Because of its story, this church will be the object of another post, later. The gargoyles of the church date from the 15th century.

samedi 21 juillet 2007

"Iris" - John Coltrane

I'm a little bit tired this evening (it was my daughter's birthday today : 4 years old & some kids at home !). Usually, the title of the song illustrates the picture but today, it's for my daughter so I choose this Coltrane's track "Iris" because it's her name & because it's Coltrane (I could have choose "Daughter" by Pearl Jam, "Little Rude Girl" by Lars Fredericksen & The Bastards but a little bit of sweetness isn't that bad).

vendredi 20 juillet 2007

"Redemption Song" - Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer

A little thought to start the week-end and a spray paint by Jef Aerosol.
Good week-end to you all !!

jeudi 19 juillet 2007

"Big Bird" - The Jam

I've found this bird above a clothes shop, no relation between the bird and the shop. It might be there only for the decoration.

mercredi 18 juillet 2007

"Who Drove The Red Sport Car" - Van Morrison

The text written on the board above this car is : "Parking Reserved Fo The Ambulances". Perhaps it's a new model of ambulance, I don't know.

mardi 17 juillet 2007

"Irish Pub Song" - Flogging Molly

Let me show you an Irish pub (yes, it's really an irish pub !!). I've never seen a pub like this one, with these colors, this architecture (enlarge to see the owl on the top (or it's a barn-owl ? I don't know). Unfortunatly, I don't have been in this pub so I can't tell you more about it. It reminds me the photo of MacDonald's I posted in April.

lundi 16 juillet 2007

"Rainbow Store" - New York Dolls

I like the contrast between the colors of the shops and the buildings ; it's located on the banks of the Seine.

vendredi 13 juillet 2007

"Doomsday Clock" - The Smashing Pumpkins

This sculpture is in front of the St-Lazare railway station. This is the work of Arman, a french artist who died in 2005. This sculpture is called "L'Heure De Tous" ("Everybody's Hour" may be the translation). You can have more information about his work on his website.
I'll be away for 2 days so I wish you all a good friday 13th & a good week-end !!!

jeudi 12 juillet 2007

"Paths Of Victory" - Cat Power

Today, the Place du Chatelet. In the center of this public square, there is a foutain, La Fontaine du Palmier ("The Palm-Tree Fountain") and a column. This column was erected in 1808 to celebrate the victorys of Napoleon and the sculpture on the top represents the Victory, with the crowns of laurel in each hand. On the shaft of the column, you can see four allegorys : Prudence, Temperance, Justice & Force. (informations founded on Wiki and

mercredi 11 juillet 2007

"I'm Not Down" - The Clash

I took this photo while I was waiting for the opening of the cinema to see the movie about Joe Strummer. This is a documentary by Julian Temple ("The Filth & The Fury" about the Sex Pistols) about the life of Joe Strummer, leader of The Clash (the best band ever) and it's vey moving and thrilling. Friends, family talk about him around a camp fire, with some archives. If you're a Clash fan or if you love the rock'n roll, you have to see this documentary !!

mardi 10 juillet 2007

"Cigarette Smoker Fiona" - Arctic Monkeys

The pleasure to take a break to smoke a cigarette (almost) under the rain ...

lundi 9 juillet 2007

"You Set The Scene" - Love

No post the last two days : a little break in Normandy (if you want to see some un-touristic pics, go this way).
I've found this little theatre in a passage. It's the "Theatre du Tambour Royal" ("The Royal Drum Theater"). This theatre exist since 1850 and Maurice Chevalier did his first show in 1902 on this scene.

vendredi 6 juillet 2007

"So Weird" - Veruca Salt

This is front of a theatre called "Le Palais Des Glaces". I've been intrigued by the sculpture on the front and I must admit it took me a some minutes to understand what it was : a contortionist elephant !

jeudi 5 juillet 2007

"You Don't Knock" - The Detroit Cobras

A door-knocker on a door of a building in the 8th arrondissement. Im always fascinated by the precision of the details of this kind of objects.

mercredi 4 juillet 2007

"Peggy Sue Got Married" - Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B.

The kind of car you can see in Paris sometimes. You can rent a "Limousine" for your wedding (as you can see on this picture) or, as I saw last saturday, a double deck bus to drive the guests to the party.

mardi 3 juillet 2007

"Andy Warhol" - David Bowie

A gluing by Pimax with two american icons, Marylin Monroe & Andy Warhols (or/and the Velvet Underground of course).

lundi 2 juillet 2007

"Knock On Wood" - Carla Thomas & Otis Redding

This sign was very high, under the roof (as you can see) of the fitting of a carpenter. I don't know if this sign is there since a long time or if it's a vintage one which have been installed only for the decoration.

dimanche 1 juillet 2007

"Into The Red" - The Living End

Today it's my 100th POST !!! (it means 100 songs to !!) I thank the persons who visit my blog, who left a comment. Thanks a lot. All I have to say is that one-photo-a-day thing is very addictive !!
The building on this photo is an picture gallery dedicated to the Asian arts (I'm not on the list below, I forgot to register ...).

Shanghai, China - Mumbai, India - New York City (NY), USA - Manila, Philippines - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Hamburg, Germany - Stayton (OR), USA - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Hyde, UK - Oslo, Norway - Brookville (OH), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Stavanger, Norway - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Joplin (MO), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Selma (AL), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Seattle (WA), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Arradon, France - Evry, France - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Grenoble, France - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Hilo (HI), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - La Antigua, Guatemala - Brisbane (QLD), Australia - Singapore, Singapore - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hong Kong, China - Sequim (WA), USA - Paderborn, Germany - Saarbrücken, Germany - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tenerife, Spain - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Sydney, Australia - Naples (FL), USA - Cologne (NRW), Germany - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Mainz, Germany - Toruń, Poland - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Singapore, Singapore - North Bay (ON), Canada - Jakarta, Indonesia - Montréal (QC), Canada - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Baziège, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - New York (NY), USA - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Sharon (CT), USA - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Villigen, Switzerland - Chicago (IL), USA - Torquay, UK - Brussels, Belgium - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Paris, France - Seoul, Korea - Manila, Philippines - Milano, Italy - Austin (TX), USA - Chennai, India - Madrid, Spain - Seoul, South Korea - Wailea (HI), USA - Toronto (ON), Canada - Ajaccio, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Zurich, Switzerland - Sydney, Australia - Budapest, Hungary - Moscow, Russia - Auckland, New Zealand - Torino, Italy