This is the wall behind the Manufacture des Gobelins (tapestry maker), covered in autumn leaves. I walk the doggies past here every morning. There are graffiti artworks from well-known artists all over the neighborhood, but this is one of my favorites.
This was taken two nights ago from my window...not even touched up, there was a pink sunset on the right reflecting off the buildings....
The ordinary person says, "I'm just one person, nothing I do makes a difference." The extraordinary person is too busy making a difference to notice what everyone else is doing (or not doing). No need to change the world, just your attitude. I've created a mini-section in the Resource Guide called "Make a Difference!" It's full of ideas for making a difference right here in Paris, whether you're a resident or a visitor. Have a look around and feel free to email in your own ideas. Make your mama proud!
The Rex Club (5 blvd Poissonière, 2nd, M° Bonne Nouvelle) is hosting a Nuit Beyrouth (Beiruit Night) with DJs Sascha Funke, AlexKid, Llorca, Scratch Massive, Siskid, Duplex 100, Djul'z, Fafa Monteco, Joakim, Manu le Malin, and Jade (from the hip Beiruit club, Basement). Doors open at 11pm, and 100% of the €10 entry fee goes directly to the Red Cross of Lebanon.
I was hoping that the whole Beaujolais Nouveau celebration fad was wearing off so we could all go back to drinking wine that doesn't cause headaches. But alas, first I see that Fauchon has its own commemorative bottle for the event (quelle classe), and in the free Paris metro magazine "A Nous Paris" is a full-page (inside the cover) ad for a Soirée Guinguette at the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes (Bois de Vincennes, 12th). There will be free bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau for the first 500 people to come with the coupon from the magazine (read: get there early) and a free wine glass offered for every glass of wine purchased (read: then we don't have to wash them). There will also be live music, mussels and fries, regional specialties (read: oddly-shaped dry sausages), guided tours of the stables and, of course, horse races. This may actually be kinda cool. Or it might totally bite the big one. With a headache. If any of you go, let me know how it went. PS: If you can't get your hands on a magazine, you can print off the coupon on the official website.