Wednesday 23 July 2008
Ah Paris... I remember it well ...
Went over to meet my friend Vincent a couple of years back and it was great to get a tour of out of the way places from a someone who knew the city intimately. He always seemed to know some local coffee shop around the corner from the main drag, so we never spent more than a euro on the stuff compared to 2.50 plus on the main streets.
The new Bibliotech is astonishing, with a veritable forest within the enclosed courtyard. Not on the usual sightseeing route, but well worth a detour to see. Didn't get to sketch it though.
The sketches are of the Trocedaro from the Eiffel tower side, rooftops in the Opera quarter, the canal St Martin- take a trip. The tunnel from Rue du Faubourg du Temple to the Place de la Bastille is like something from a Caro and Jeunet film. The canal featured in Hotel du Nord by Marcel Carné. The last drawings are from around the rue St Germain.