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Our first rough draft video of The Story of Benjamin Guggenheim and Ninette Aubart!

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The Story of Benjamin Guggenheim and Ninette Aubart as told by Laurent Boscq of Paristories.com at the Au Lapin Agile and the Saint-Vincent Cemetery Montmartre, Paris April 2014 by Stan & Lois McQuown.

More video stories coming soon!

 

Post Paris Trip – Day 67

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Here are some framed 4×6 images that will be available in limited supply at the reception this Wednesday, July 9th from 5-7pm at Mug Shots Coffee House in Oroville!

Set of 3 different Yellow framed photos!

Set of 3 different Yellow framed photos!

Set of 3 different Blue framed photos!

Set of 3 different Blue framed photos!

Set of 3 different Hot Pink framed photos!

Set of 3 different Hot Pink framed photos!

Set of 3 different Orange framed photos!

Set of 3 different Orange framed photos!

Post Paris Trip – Day 61

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Well the installation of the 31 images has been completed, and for those of you that cannot see the images in person hanging on the red brick walls of Mug Shots Coffee House in Oroville, I have uploaded them to my website! Here is the direct link to the Paris April 2014 Collection.

StansPhotoArt.com/ParisApril2014

As other pieces are added to the collection, I will advise here on future posts!

 

Reception Flyer!

Reception Flyer!

 

 

Post Paris Trip – Day 56

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We finally have all of the beautiful 31 images that will be on display for our reception at Mug Shot’s Coffee House in Oroville, CA on July 9th! There will be refreshments and door prizes, while they last and a good time had by all, we hope if you are in the area you can join us!

Reception Flyer!

Reception Flyer!

Post Paris Trip – Day 40

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Well it has been Forty Days since I got home from Paris, and all of this time I have been key wording the 29,684 photos that we took during our April 2104 trip! I have also finally narrowed down the images that I want to seriously look at to print for our up coming showing at Mug Shots, on the brick walls, during the whole month of July.  That narrowed down list now has 399 images in it and I have a date with the printer this Friday the 13th to go over what and how I want the final show images printed. Back to the salt mines as they say!

Our reception has been set for July 9th 5-7pm, 2014 at Mug Shots, 2040 Montgomery St, Oroville, CA 95965. Please join us if you can.

Here are a couple of images that we are thinking of printing!

From Notre Dame

From Notre Dame

From Rue Ravignan Stocking Store!

From Rue Ravignan Stocking Store!

From the Musee Carnavalet Gardens!

From the Musee Carnavalet Gardens!

From Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole on the Ile Cite!

From Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole on the Ile Cite!

From Pont de Bir-Hakeim!

From Pont de Bir-Hakeim!

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!

From Pont Neuf!

From Pont Neuf!

From Bassin de l'Arsenal!

From Bassin de l’Arsenal!

From Place des Vosges!

From Place des Vosges!

 

Paris Day 21 – Saying goodbye and the flight home

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Saying goodbye to Paris at this point was not a hard thing to do, I was tired and worn out from all of the stairs, my knees were barking at me with every step and I missed my wife! I was able to get help from the owner of the apartment to help me get my two carry-ons and my two pieces of luggage down the stairs and up to the curb to meet my driver for the ride to the Charles de Gaulle Airport. Without his help, I was left with only the thought of throwing everything out the 4th story window and going down the stairs and seeing what was salvageable to take home!

I was looking forward to the actual flight home because on the two trips in the past I had great views of Iceland, Greenland and the Hudson Bay out my window on those flights! With a little luck with the weather I might get a third chance to view these three land and water features.

CDG escalator, bumpy and fun!

CDG escalator, bumpy and fun!

Very unique to the Paris CDG airport, crossing escalators in glass tubes!

Very unique to the Paris CDG airport, crossing escalators in glass tubes!

We have lift off!

We have lift off!

Our first look at Iceland, camera in hand this trip!

Our first look at Iceland, camera in hand this trip!

Iceland from 35,000 feet!

Iceland from 35,000 feet!

Over ice covered Iceland!

Over ice covered Iceland!

More Iceland from 7 miles up!

More Iceland from 7 miles up!

These Iceland shots were taken with my iPhone 4!

These Iceland shots were taken with my iPhone 4!

Hello Greenland's West Coast, too cloudy until now to see any land mass!

Hello Greenland’s West Coast, too cloudy until now to see any land mass!

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #1

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #1

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #2

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #2

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #3

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #3

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #4

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #4

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #5

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #5

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #6

Greenland now with a Canon point and shoot camera with a fifty times zoom lens! #6

Greenland iceberg!

Greenland iceberg!

Hudson Bay under ice!

Hudson Bay under ice!

Hudson Bay ice flow!

Hudson Bay ice flow!

Welcome to California, a view of Mt. Shasta rising above the clouds!

Welcome to California, a view of Mt. Shasta rising above the clouds!

Point Reyes and and the Pacific Ocean with SFO just minutes away!

Point Reyes and and the Pacific Ocean with SFO just minutes away!

Lois and I wish all of you a wonderful life with many adventures and safe travels!  Well in real time, it is now the end of May, 30 days since I left Paris and my wife and I cannot wait to go back to the City of Lights! It will be two or three years from now, but we will get back, heck we only did one day trip completely and we have 17 more to do! And we are no way done posting to this blog as we have to process the 29, 685 images we took plus the seven plus hours of video to go through and post some videos of fun and entertainment! There is scheduled at this time, a reception to be held at Mugshots in Downtown Oroville on July 9, a Wednesday night from 5-7pm to showcase new Paris photos that will be hung on Mugshots' walls for the whole month of July 2014. More posts will be made as we get closer to that date!Thank you all very much for taking your time to look at and read our blog, it has been a fun and challenging experience for us and we appreciate your support! As they say, watch this spot!

Lois and I wish all of you a wonderful life with many adventures and safe travels! Well in real time, it is now the end of May, 30 days since I left Paris and my wife and I cannot wait to go back to the City of Lights! It will be two or three years from now, but we will get back, heck we only did one day trip completely and we have 17 more to do! And we are no way done posting to this blog as we have to process the 29, 685 images we took plus the seven plus hours of video to go through and post some videos of fun and entertainment! There is scheduled at this time, a reception to be held at Mug Shots in Downtown Oroville on July 9, a Wednesday night from 5-7pm to showcase new Paris photos that will be hung on Mug Shots’ walls for the whole month of July 2014. More posts will be made as we get closer to that date! Thank you all very much for taking your time to look at and read our blog, it has been a fun and challenging experience for us and we appreciate your support! As they say, watch this spot!

 

Paris Day 20 – A late afternoon walk in the 4th Arrondissement

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This walk starts at the Arts et Metiers Metro. The Metro is the main metro stop for the Metiers Art Museum, and is an industrial design museum in Paris that houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. The museum was founded in 1794 as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions! The Metro stop is a decorated art canvas in 3-D, a must see if you get the chance to make a change or just visit the Metro on it’s own. From here I walked to the Centre Pompidou at the Place Georges-Pompidou to find out that it is closed on Tuesdays, another lucky break, not!

Arts et Metiers Metro!

Arts et Metiers Metro!

High tech art lines the ceiling of the Arts et Metiers Metro! #1

High tech art lines the ceiling of the Arts et Metiers Metro! #1

High tech art lines the ceiling of the Arts et Metiers Metro! #2

High tech art lines the ceiling of the Arts et Metiers Metro! #2

Le Centre Pompidou

Le Centre Pompidou

When the Centre Georges Pompidou was completed in 1977 initially, all of the functional structural elements of the building were colour-coded: green pipes are plumbing, blue ducts are for climate control, electrical wires are encased in yellow, and circulation elements and devices for safety (e.g., fire extinguishers) are red. However, recent visits suggest that this color-coding has partially lapsed, and many of the elements are simply painted white.

When the Centre Georges Pompidou was completed in 1977 initially, all of the functional structural elements of the building were colour-coded: green pipes are plumbing, blue ducts are for climate control, electrical wires are encased in yellow, and circulation elements and devices for safety (e.g., fire extinguishers) are red. However, recent visits suggest that this color-coding has partially lapsed, and many of the elements are simply painted white.

Street art at the Centre Georges Pompidou!

Street art at the Centre Georges Pompidou!

Fontaine Stravinsky and the Paroisse Saint Merry Church!

Fontaine Stravinsky and the Paroisse Saint Merry Church!

Fontaine Stravinsky and the Paroisse Saint Merry Church with some wall art and the air intake pipes for the George Pompidou Center!

Fontaine Stravinsky and the Paroisse Saint Merry Church with some wall art and the air intake pipes for the George Pompidou Center!

Paroisse Saint Merry Church and wall art!

Paroisse Saint Merry Church and wall art!

Hôtel de Ville is a building housing the city's local administration. Standing on the place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville in the city's IVe arrondissement, it has been the location of the municipality of Paris since 1357.

Hôtel de Ville is a building housing the city’s local administration. Standing on the place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville in the city’s IVe arrondissement, it has been the location of the municipality of Paris since 1357.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris Day 20 – A walk in the 9th Arrondissement

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Starting at the Église de la Sainte-Trinité church I set out to finish one of my Day Trips that was two thirds of the way completed.

Clock on the Trinity Church!

Clock on the Trinity Church!

The Église de la Sainte-Trinité or Trinity Church,  a building of the Second Empire period, built between 1861 and 1867 at a cost of almost 5 million francs.

The Église de la Sainte-Trinité or Trinity Church, a building of the Second Empire period, built between 1861 and 1867 at a cost of almost 5 million francs.

Gate to where gardens built in 1766, known as the Jardin de Tivoli, once grew!

Gate to where gardens built in 1766, known as the Jardin de Tivoli, once grew!

Another passage, Passage du Havre!

Another passage, Passage du Havre!

Passage du Havre's beautiful interior!

Passage du Havre’s beautiful interior!

Hanging glass art exhibit in the Passage du Havre!

Hanging glass art exhibit in the Passage du Havre!

Nothing says shopping mall like a Parisian Passage!

Nothing says shopping mall like a Parisian Passage, not!

Gare Saint-Lazare, second busiest train station in Europe with 100,000,000 passengers transiting every year, Gare du Nord at 450,000 passengers per day takes the number one spot!

Gare Saint-Lazare, second busiest train station in Europe with 100,000,000 passengers transiting every year, Gare du Nord at 450,000 passengers per day takes the number one spot!

Gare Saint-Lazare!

Gare Saint-Lazare!

Square Marcel Pagnol and the beautiful Church of St. Augustine!

Square Marcel Pagnol and the beautiful Church of St. Augustine!

Statue of Jeanne (Joan) of Arc and the Church of St. Augustine!

Statue of Jeanne (Joan) of Arc and the Church of St. Augustine!

Jeanne (Joan) of Arc Statue!

Jeanne (Joan) of Arc Statue!

Heading towards the Printemps Department Stores!

Heading towards the Printemps Department Stores!

Lunch time at the Rooftop Cafe Deli-cieux! 360 degree view of Paris and it was an outstanding day to be on the roof!

Lunch time at the Rooftop Cafe Deli-cieux! 360 degree view of Paris and it was an outstanding day to be on the roof!

Sacre Coeur and Église de la Sainte-Trinité to the north!

Sacre Coeur and Église de la Sainte-Trinité to the north!

Church of St. Augustine and La Defense to the west!

Church of St. Augustine and La Defense to the west!

Eiffel Tower to the South!

Eiffel Tower to the South!

The Galeries Lafayette and Opera Granier to the East!

The Galeries Lafayette and Opera Granier to the East!

The Cupola inside the Galeries Lafayette!

The Cupola inside the Galeries Lafayette!

A walk over to the Opera Granier!

A walk over to the Opera Granier!

Interior shots of the Opera Granier using wide angle lens! #1

Interior shots of the Opera Granier using wide angle lens! #1

The Opera Granier seating!

The Opera Granier seating!

Interior shots of the Opera Granier using wide angle lens! #2

Interior shots of the Opera Granier using wide angle lens! #2

The Opera Granier ceiling!

The Opera Granier ceiling!

Interior hall of the Opera Granier!

Interior hall of the Opera Granier!

1st mezzanine of the Opera Granier!

1st mezzanine of the Opera Granier!

Interior shots of the Opera Granier using wide angle lens! #3

Interior shots of the Opera Granier using wide angle lens! #3

Interior shots of the Opera Granier using wide angle lens! #4

Interior shots of the Opera Granier using wide angle lens! #4

 

Paris Day 19 – A morning walk around Montmartre

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After being out and doing a night shoot in Paris, I couldn’t sleep and awoke to the birds chirping outside my window and set out to see if I could capture a great sunrise!

An unobstructed view of La Bonne Franquette & Le Consulat; taverns that Picasso and other artists routinely visited!

An unobstructed view of La Bonne Franquette & Le Consulat; taverns that Picasso and other artists routinely visited!

The side cafe seating of La Bonne Franquette looking down  Rue des Saules to La Masion Rose at the corner below!

The side cafe seating of La Bonne Franquette looking down Rue des Saules to La Masion Rose at the corner below!

Eiffel Tower and street lamp from the Square Nadar!

Eiffel Tower and street lamp from the Square Nadar!

A rare scene of no one walking the stairs of Rue Foyatier!

A rare scene of no one walking the stairs of Rue Foyatier!

Street lamp and the stairs leading down Rue Muller at sunrise!

Street lamp and the stairs leading down Rue Muller at sunrise!

Sacre Coeur waiting for the first sunlight!

Sacre Coeur waiting for the first sunlight!

Street lamp and the beautiful gardens of Sacre Coeur overlooking Paris!

Street lamp and the beautiful gardens of Sacre Coeur overlooking Paris!

Some sunrise color over Paris at the footsteps of Sacre Coeur!

Some sunrise color over Paris at the footsteps of Sacre Coeur!

Sunrise hitting the Parisian sky!

Sunrise hitting the Parisian sky!

Cafes starting to open for the day at Place du Tertre!

Cafes starting to open for the day at Place du Tertre!

Another day for the Galerie Montmartre!

Another day for the Galerie Montmartre!

Cafe Montmartre still in the shadows as the sunlight starts to hit Paris!

Cafe Montmartre still in the shadows as the sunlight starts to hit Paris!

From Rue Lepic the Eiffel Tower is now basking in sunlight!

From Rue Lepic the Eiffel Tower is now basking in sunlight!

The Moulin de la Galette on Rue Lepic is still in shadow as the taller Montmartre buildings catch the sun!

The Moulin de la Galette on Rue Lepic is still in shadow as the taller Montmartre buildings catch the sun!

The windows of the Le Bateau Lavoir showing the reflection of sunlight from across the square. Picasso had his studio here, from 1904 – 1909, with other artists including Fernande Olivier (whom he met there and had a relationship with for 7 years), Kees Van Dongen, Juan Gris, Amedeo Modigliani, and Jacques Vaillant, among others. Many called this the "birthplace of cubism"!

The windows of the Le Bateau Lavoir showing the reflection of sunlight from across the square. Picasso had his studio here, from 1904 – 1909, with other artists including Fernande Olivier (whom he met there and had a relationship with for 7 years), Kees Van Dongen, Juan Gris, Amedeo Modigliani, and Jacques Vaillant, among others. Many called this the “birthplace of cubism”!