I was at the Centre Pompidou a few weeks ago to see the Henry Cartier Bresson exhibit late in the day, about 5PM. (Insider tip: the Pompidou is open till 10Pm every night except Tuesday, so late in the day or nighttime is the best time to go, so you can avoid the crowds). I’m always inspired to bring my photos to another level after I see the work of the great masters.
It was an exceptionally warm day for March and it was the height of the bad pollution days we had, where public transport was free and cars with only odd numbered license plates were allowed into the city. The only upside of the pollution is it created an amazing sunset. The Centre Pompidou has some of the best views of the city and looking straight out I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the way the sun was hitting the Eiffel Tower. I only had my I-Phone with me and every few moments the light changed and the sky would take on a different color and hue.
Thinking I could take the same photos again the next day with my regular camera, I was disappointed as the pollution had lessened and the sunset wasn’t nearly as dramatic but I did manage to capture some great shots.
Just for the fun if it, see if you can guess which are I-Phone photos and which are with my regular camera.
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour