Villa Empain Art Deco Fondation Boghossian Brussels Belgium

The Villa Empain in Brussels is a perfect exemple of Art Deco style, build in the 1930s by the architect Michel Polak for Baron Louis Empain. He donated the house to the Belgium state in 1937 to turn it into a museum for decorative and contemporary arts.

In 2008 the house was acquired by the Fondation Boghossian which renovated the site to make a cultural center for art exhibitions, concerts and conferences.

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Paris Montmartre, Place des Tertres, Sacré Coeur, Cafés, Painters

Montmartre and Place des Tertres are the most typical places in Paris. This is were you can see and live the real Parisian way of life, with the cafés, the restaurants, the artists, the long stairs with the lamps, amazing views etc…
Not far from there, are the Basilic of the Sacré Coeur and Place des Abesses with the Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre church.

Enjoy the visit!

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French Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok Thailand

The beautiful Residence of the French Ambassador in Bangkok was originally a custom office when it was given to France in 1856.It is a romantic location, on the bank of the Chao Praya river, close to the legendary Oriental Hotel.
It became this typical colonial palace at the beginning of the 19th century after significant renovations.
In this article, you have a complete visit of the premises : reception hall, bedroom, kitchen, dining room, patio, the swimning and the garden with the view on the river.

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Grand Bazaar Istanbul : carpets, turkish delights, jewellery, cafes, antique shops

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 65 streets and 5,500 shops, and attracts around 300 000 visitors daily. You can find there all sorts of products ; carpets, jewellery, turkish delights, spices, leather goods, antique shops, narghile, embroideries, hand-make ceramics etc… and you’ll find cafés here and there to rest because this is huge and you can walk hours inside.

It has been an important trading center since the 15th century, and has been hugely extended during the 16th century.

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9:00 – 19:00. Closed Sundays and bank holidays.

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Splendid Longshan Temple in Taipei at Night

Mengjia Longshan Temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian. It is seen as an emblematic example of Taiwanese classical architecture.

Located in the center of the city, this temple is always busy, Taiwanese people being attached to their Buddhist tradition. They come to pray Buddha, pay respect to their ancestors, burn incense, and reading their future with the fortune sticks (Kau Cim).

I went to take pictures at dusk, this is a magic moment where you can feel the vibrations, and I hope that you will feel them by watchings the photos…

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Majorettes Dancing Fontenay Trésigny Paris Montmartre France

The great band “Miss Dancing Shock” Majorettes Fontenay Tresigny performed a beautiful show in the streets of Paris in the Montmartre neighbourhood, the 10th of October 2015.

The leader of the performance was Miss Systa Syatayana .

You can see below the best pictures from the show.

I shot all the pictures with the new Sony A7R2 and the Zeiss lens FE 55mmF1.8.

Enjoy the show!

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Jean-Paul Gaultier Exhibition Grand Palais Paris 2015

This amazing exhibition features the most beautiful dresses and costumes designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, the genius and rebel “enfant terrible” from the french fashion world. It takes place at the Grand Palais in Paris. It’s better to book in advance on their website, because it is very successful and you may have to wait a long time at the entrance.

Jean-Paul Gaultier was born in 1952 near Paris. He started to work for Pierre Cardin in 1970, than for Jacques Esterel and Jean Patou.
His first collection was released in 1976. It was the beginning of a brilliant career in the fashion industry. He worked for movies and music stars like Madonna, Kylie Minogue,Milene Farmer, Marilyn Manson etc…

in this article, I show you 80 pictures of the best dresses from this exhibition.
Page 11 you can see as well some pictures from the exhibition shop.

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Rome, Italy : People, Landmarks, Monuments, Tourism

I visited Rome a few days in April 2015. This is the best period for tourism : nice weather and not too much tourists.
The city is amazing for its history, shopping, restaurants and of course ice-screams ! Walking in Rome is an experience full of surprises ; each streets will lead you to a “piazza” with a beautiful monument or a charming venue.
You can see below the pictures and I hope you’ll enjoy the visit!

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