Photos taken during a visit of the Petit Palais, the Beaux-Arts museum of Paris. This jewel built in 1900 displays an eclectic collection, ranging from antiques to paintings and sculpture of the XIXth century.
Many thanks to the Japan Foundation and the House of Japanese culture in Paris (Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris) for the wonderful Fukami exhibition, held in the Salomon de Rothschild mansion. It was perfect from start to finish, with an amazing choice of works of art, a splendid venue, and a marvelous staging.
Dōmo arigatō gozaimashita !
A homage to general Leclerc was organized this October. It celebrated the man who became known as the liberator of Paris during the second World War for entering the city first, with an armored division, helped by the pressure of US and allied forces coming from Normandy.
What better way to end a summer break than to recall the good times ? So, here is a final flashback to beautiful Arles, without any theme or order, as arbitrary as memories can be. May it help driving away the mild spleen accompanying the nearness of autumn.
The compagnie Acta provides reconstitutions of gladiator fights in the ancient arena of Arles. They do a good, documented job, worth a few shots !