Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

What Makes Paris Look Like Paris

March 22, 2019

What Makes Paris Look Like Paris? It’s complicated.

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“What Makes Paris Look Like Paris?” Carl Doersch, Saurabh Singh, Abhinav Gupta, Josef Sivic, Alexei A. Efros, Communications of the ACM

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Mourir auprès de toi (To Die By Your Side)

October 23, 2016

Mourir auprès de toi (To Die By Your Side), a 6 minute film directed by Spike Jonze & Simon Cahn, using the Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company as its setting.

Cast: Soko, Spike Jonze, Pierre Le-Tan.
Screenplay : Olympia Le-Tan, Spike Jonze
Cinematography : Jean-Louis Padis, Stephen Barcelo
Animators : Sylvain Derosne, Leonard Cohen, Emilie Sandoval, Julien Laval
Music : Sam Spiegel, Kool G. Murder, Soko

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Paris: Père et fils

November 17, 2015

A father and son outside the Bataclan Theater (Le Petit Journal / Canal +.).

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Paris: Football and Heartache

November 17, 2015

Paris: Football and Heartache

Last Friday evening in Paris, 80,000 people watched France play Germany in a friendly soccer match at the Stade de France. Spectators included French President François Hollande and his guests, relatives of people who died in a German plane crash in the French Alps in March. 15 minutes into the game, President Hollande left to take a phone call and learned that a loud noise outside the stadium was caused when a man, stopped as he tried to enter the packed Stade de France, exploded his suicide vest. M. Hollande consulted the Interior Minister and a sports official and decided to keep the news from other spectators, avoiding panic and mass injuries. Elsewhere in Paris, as the game continued, over a hundred people were shot to death as they sat in cafes and restaurants and at a concert.

While French midfielder Lassana Diarra ran up and down the pitch his cousin Asta Diakite was killed in one of the fusillades. “She was like a big sister to me,” he later tweeted. His teammate on Les Bleus, striker Antoine Griezmann, later learned that his sister was one of the hostages who escaped from the Bataclan theater, where 89 people died. Neither man learned about their family members until hours later, early Saturday morning.

By the second half most spectators had learned about the terror attacks through social media, and players on both teams were informed at end of the match and asked to remain in the heavily guarded stadium instead of venturing onto the streets. Mattresses were found, and players and coaches slept at the Stade de France until a team bus arrived for Germany’s Die Mannschaft at about 2 AM.

Oh, France beat Germany 2 to 0.

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Paris, vendredi 13 novembre 2015

November 14, 2015

Paris, vendredi 13 novembre 2015
“Timeline of the attacks across the French capital,” France 24

Attacks in Paris: Live Updates From France – New York Times

“Prosecutor: Death toll in Paris attacks hits 129; 352 hurt,” Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press

“Paris Attacks: 21 Front Pages From Around The World,” Worldcrunch

“PHOTOS: The World Responds To The Paris Attacks,” Camila Domonoske and Kainaz Amaria, NPR News

“Paris Attacks: 21 Front Pages From Around The World,” Worldcrunch

#jesuisparis on Twitter

“Les victimes des attentats du 13 novembre,” Le Monde

“Remembering the victims of Friday’s attacks in Paris,” Washington Post

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Drones Over Paris

February 28, 2015

Drones Over Paris

Mysterious drones have flown over Paris for two nights, hovering over the Bois de Boulogne, Elysee Palace, Place de la Concorde, Les Invalides, U.S. Embassy, the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks. Reporters are having a field day speculating about the little unmanned aerial vehicles. Reporters from AJ made things even worse with their coverage, flying a camera drone over the City of Light for some POV footage before they were nabbed by panicky gendarmes.

The remote-controlled mini aircraft have been whizzing around France since October, over major roads and nuclear power plants, but these earlier drone flights were by hobbyists. It’s likely these Parisian ones were, too. Flying drones in French cities without a permit is forbidden, even in daylight, and there’s a steep fine. You can see why people would want to do it, though:

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Le Grand Frère Vous Regarde à Paris

December 23, 2011

Le Grand Frère Vous Regarde à Paris

Tourists aren’t the only ones in Paris with cameras; les flics have them as well. 200 new surveillance cameras now spy on the streets of the French capital, and by spring there will be 1200 more. Police at video monitors will be on the lookout for crime, terrorists, traffic jams, and inappropriate tutoiement. You have been warned.

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Pigeons: Smarter Than You Think

July 13, 2011

Pigeons: Smarter Than You Think

Pigeons are smarter than you think. Feral urban pigeons. Rock Doves, Columbia livia, aka “rats with feathers.”

French pigeons, anyway, les pigeons sauvages française de Paris.

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