Saturday, April 15, 2017

camminando | Paris, April 14: Axes and Stars



Today total walk length was about 28 kilometers.
The urban itinerary started in Montmartre, followed to Opéra National de Paris at Palais Garnier. Then there was an encounter with an interrupted sequence of rues, boulevards and avenues, where axes meet stars. Arches are focal points of avenues and frame them at the same time.


Opéra National de Paris at Palais Garnier

Shopping grandeur at Printemps

Grand Palais

Shopping grandeur at Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile focus of Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile focal point of Avenue de Grand Armee

Approaching Arche de la Défense

Finding the Axis Mundi in the urban axis framed by Arche de la Défense

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

camminando | Paris day 1, April 11: liberté, égalité, fraternité


My first day in Paris is led by the writings on wall of "liberté, égalité, fraternité" in the succession ofplaces of knowledge, imposing statues, soaring Gothic cathedrals penetrated by spring sunlight through the stained glass.
Musée de Cluny
 
Université Paris-Sorbonne


Panthéon

Eglise Sainte Geneviève des Grandes Carrières


Food display  in Rue Muffetard, near Le Quartier latin

Le Jardin des Plan
A performer in La rue Linné



Institut du Monde Arabe

Statue of Sainte Geneviève at the Pont de la Tournelle

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris in Île de la Cité

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

camminando | Evening in New York, April 5

C'est moi at Le Meridien Parker Hotel

View of the iconic Sony Tower, formerly AT&T, Building designed by Philip Johnson

Manolo Valdés: Graphics at Marlborough Gallery
Peter Sacks at Marlborough Gallery
Sunset in Central Park

Total walk: 6 miles

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

camminando | New York Snowstorm, March 14


It was not the major blizzard anticipated by the weather report. Yet Central Park returns to its majestic white ocean 'look'.
Today has been bitterly cold, temperature went down to 22° degrees Fahrenheit, equivalent to -5° Celsius.



Monday, March 6, 2017

camminando | Snapshots from Beijing: From the Airport, and Evening in Dongcheng District, March 2

My first visual memories, from the arrival at T3 to my way to Dongcheng District.

Airport, Terminal 3




Skylines merging old and new. at any scale: nn the way to Dongcheng District from the Airport


The world is a global place: familiar views from Wangfujing Street


Fried scorpion as a "snack"?




Outside the Forbidden City

Wangfujing Street by night

More Dongcheng District night views