Tag Archives: France

The Fallen: 9000 Figures Hand-Drawn in the Sand for D-Day

Today is an anniversary of D-Day, the greatest landing operation of the Allies in the WW II. I don’t think I need to remind anyone what influence this had on the continuation of the War. I want to mark this … Continue reading

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Lit Up Pieces of Paper Caught in a Breeze

London designer Paul Cocksedge created a gorgeous installation resembling pieces of paper caught in a breeze for the  in Lyon, France in 2011. Installed in the courtyard of Lyon’s Hotel de Ville (City Hall), the 25-metre-long sculpture, called Bourrasque, was comprised of 200 A3-sized … Continue reading

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Public furniture by guerrilla activists

A group of guerrilla activists hit the streets Paris as darkness descends on the city, but no to riot, protest or graffiti but to build and install community infrastructure from the discarded roadside scraps found in the French capital. Chapitre Zero is a … Continue reading

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Zig-zaging city streets

A duo of Swiss artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, who work together as Lang-Baumann bring unexpected visuals to public spaces. One of their trademark projects are bright painted zig-zag patterns that contrasts with the urban surroundings. The artists have already prepared seven … Continue reading

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High Hopes

I would have liked this mural for its title only. But I must say I like more about it – I love admire everything about it! “High Hopes” is a huge mural by Sainer, a member of a Polish Etam … Continue reading

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A unusual bookstore

An unusual but truly amazing building (if one may use this term) of a bookstore in Aix en Provance, France. I would feel encouraged to go in 🙂

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Escape machine

If you were to escape from where you are at the moment, where would you like to go? This was the question asked to three people who dared to approach a mysterious Black cube located in a square in Paris, … Continue reading

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Fête des Lumières brings magic to Lyon

Fête des Lumières is a annual festival in Lyon, France which transforms the city, its buildings with lights, animations, mappings and illuminations. It broadcasts Lyon’s heritage and creates an immense buzz throughout the city. This year’s edition has just finished and … Continue reading

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Madiba the Great

I know Poland does not seem likely a place to be influenced by and – now – struck with the loss of the great Nelson Mandela. And yet, here too we are touched deeply with his passing. I know there … Continue reading

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Mademoiselle Maurice’s origami attack at ARTAQ

Mademoiselle Maurice is a French artist working with origami which she uses to create larger, colourful pieces of street art. I have previously featured her in here and judging by her website she is quite a busy artist. An added value … Continue reading

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