...NO W HERE...*

pardon my french: quoi - ou - avec qui

(*Markus Raetz)

Musee du Quai Branly (Museum of Primitive Arts)

Amazing museum by Jean Nouvelle…

and finally… tour eiffel

shopping a paris….

Galeries Lafayatte, Le Marais & Le Bon Marche :)

Fantomas!…

Five of the famous novels of Pierre Souvestre et Marcel Allain of 26 volumes were shoot in Black & White by Louis Feuillade at 1913-14.  These silent movies were screened at Musee d’Orsay. The silent movie was enhanced with live organ music played in the background in accordance with the movie. this evil anti-hero was said to be one of the first modern characters of movie history.

The ambiance was super cool and the audience was sitting in the main gallery of the museum, enjoying the visual, audio and spatial qualities of the environment. It was something :)

Overall, I could say that the whole experience was totally “spatial”… 

today’s route, highly recommended against freezing cold weather here in paris…

after paying a short visit to Pantheon and Le Mairie du 5eme arrondisement, I visited Jardin du Luxembourg which located right across the neo-classical monument, right the the end of boulevard … Against cold weather the park was still very charming and relaxing. its scale and formal organization keeps impressing us even today and displays man’s unquestionable victory over nature, at least in Paris :) yeahh nature is a tool for urban decoration here…

There was a “Cezanne et Paris” exhibition at Musee du Luxembourg located on the edge of the park which was also very pleasant to visit. This boutique museum, easy to circulate and devoted to temporary exhibitions, attracted many visitors, mostly of older generation :))

The route continued by walking through nice boutiques of rue St. Sebastol and window shopping. and the grande finale was made by a warm and delicious cup of French Onion Soup at Les Editeurs. Located at Odeon, this famous cafe offers a perfect ambiance for reading and enjoying the intellectual scene of paris. The walls were fully covered with books and customers enjoyed a slow jazz on the background. Prices seem to be a bit higher than usual cafes but onion soup was excellent in terms of taste and presentation, so it was worth it :)

Finally I managed to do something on Ottoman History… the guilt on my shoulders becomes lighter after listening to the conference of François Georgeon at l’École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, my roomy Nil’s school here in Paris. 
Une Révolution Oubliée: La Révolution de 1908 dans L’empire Ottoman
François Georgeon
Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS (CETOBAC, EHESS)
Monsieur Georgeon was pretty cool and his french was amazingly clear and easy to follow, which makes things even better for me. His speech was quite generic , addressing to the French audience. He gave a brief introduction to the 1908 revolution and its relation to the ideals of the French Revolution. The concepts of Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité became the motto of the Ottoman revolution and “Justice” was also included to the Ottoman manifestations.
Well, the conference was closed with the question: ”Was Kemal Ataturk a Jewish convert?” :)

Finally I managed to do something on Ottoman History… the guilt on my shoulders becomes lighter after listening to the conference of François Georgeon at l’École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, my roomy Nil’s school here in Paris.

Une Révolution Oubliée: La Révolution de 1908 dans L’empire Ottoman

François Georgeon

Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS (CETOBAC, EHESS)

Monsieur Georgeon was pretty cool and his french was amazingly clear and easy to follow, which makes things even better for me. His speech was quite generic , addressing to the French audience. He gave a brief introduction to the 1908 revolution and its relation to the ideals of the French Revolution. The concepts of Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité became the motto of the Ottoman revolution and “Justice” was also included to the Ottoman manifestations.

Well, the conference was closed with the question: ”Was Kemal Ataturk a Jewish convert?” :)

Dream of every phd student!… Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Salle Ovale!!! J’y adore :)

Chineese new year at Place d’Italy, ironic, no??… Bon Annee tout les Chinois; mais malheureusement le defile etait tres mal. Et aussi il faisait trop froid… Bofff!!!

finally time to discover the peripheries… walked 2,5 hours on the edge of canal st. martin! exhausting but beautiful when the sun shines. Stopped for lunch at Belushi’s Cafe by the canal, recommending… 

Today with the guidance of melike we made our way to l’institut du monde arabe and get the chance to spend some time in the renowned design of Jean Nouvelle… The facade patterns sensitive to the sun light was derived from arabesque motifs, which i found very orientalist, to say the truth. The interior was a complete glass and steel structure representing the “spirit of its age”… Well, worth seeing the building and of course the terrace with a spectacular view of le seine and notre dame!…