Life, Quotes

“Being a Parisian is not about being born in Paris, it is about being reborn there.”

– Sacha Guitry

“Être parisien, ce n’est pas être né à Paris, c’est y renaître.”

– Sacha Guitry

That’s how I feel about Shanghai. Have you experienced a rebirth?  Where is home now?

“Being Parisian is not about being born in Paris…

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Books, Literature, Quotes

“Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees…

Spring in Paris © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”

– Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast.

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Life, Photography, Quotes

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man…

Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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Love, Photography, Quotes

“… you’ll have to fall in love at least once in your life…

Pont des Arts - Passerelles des Arts, Paris. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

Pont des Arts – Passerelles des Arts, Paris. © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“… you’ll have to fall in love at least once in your life, or Paris has failed to rub off on you.”

– E.A. Bucchianeri.

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On April 8, 2014, they started demolishing this building in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

What was it? A temporary street art exhibition which involved:

  • 100 street artists,
  • over 400 artworks,
  • 6 months of creative process,
  • and an exhibition that lasted 1 month.

Here is a series of interviews subtitled in English, with Medhi Ben Cheikh, the curator of the project and some of the artists.
https://vimeo.com/77919094

Follow the project here: http://www.tourparis13.fr/

In this talk, Dr. Alexandre Marchac shows how innovations in plastic and reconstructive surgery can make a difference in people’s life.
– Way to go Sacha! I haven’t been that moved for ages!