Tag Archives: Paris

Steampunk Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The first Paris Air Show, 1909. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour: Bang For Your Buck Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One of the objections I hear constantly to traditional buildings is that they’re too expensive compared to the glass-and-steel variety. “Do you realize how much it costs for all that custom masonry and sculpture?” they say. So, let’s … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The main gate to the World’s Exposition in Paris, 1900. More here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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“The Cosmopolitans” (2014)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Because I am ‪#‎hardcore‬, I stayed up until midnight so I could watch Whit Stillman’s potential series pilot THE COSMOPOLITANS as soon as it went live on Amazon. The show opens with Joan Osborne singing “What Becomes of the … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Hôtel de Ville in Paris, 1871, after it was burned by the Paris Commune. The Hôtel de Ville today. Click on the images to enlarge.

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Art/Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge. The mid-13th century stained glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, France.

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