Fluctuat nec mergitur

panorama 3 objects1Because Paris will always remain city of lights, a concentrate of French spirit: both audacious and profound, a jauntily beautiful mix of secular culture and joie de vivre…Because Paris will always remain Paris, no matter what. Some pictures of tribute which don’t need words. Continue reading

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Sky is the limit

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. Michael Altshuler

So, guess who’s back after almost three months of silence? I missed you guys, so showing up was just a matter of time…

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…meanwhile, I’ve found a new job, lost some pounds, strenghtened my life philosophy, met a very important (little) man, took long holidays and experienced one of the most shaking and profound photo-inspiration feelings I ever had…but one thing after another, now let us just discover a selection of some beautiful sky above Switzerland, Germany, and France. Continue reading

Heights of stone and of light: Amiens

The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man. The mountain of granite blooms into an eternal flower, with the lightness and delicate finish, as well as the aerial proportions and perspective of vegetable beauty―Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Spiritual moment in biggest cathedral in France, where stone walls are as airy as lace, where brightest colors remain solemn, where ubiquitous beauty inspires serenity. Continue reading

Craving for snow

Мороз и солнце; день чудесный!
Еще ты дремлешь, друг прелестный —
Пора, красавица, проснись:
Открой сомкнуты негой взоры
Навстречу северной Авроры,
Звездою севера явись!*

Зимнее утро, Александр Cергеевич Пушкин, 1829

The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination – Terri Guillemets

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Dreaming of snowy mountain in bright blue and white palette.  Continue reading

Paris – Christmas lights

Sharing with you some pictures taken on a walk in my favourite place in Paris.

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A golden triangle formed by the Opéra, Louvre, and Haussman, it is definitely a concentrate of Paris. Beautiful classical architecture, the art present in any form! – the Opéra and Louvre of course, but also La Comédie Française, art and antiquities galleries… Add to this typically Parisian gardens (Tuileries and Jardin de Palais Royal), best and the most various restaurants…and, yes, shopping! Should it be antiquarian, or luxuries, or simple classical shopping – everything is there!

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