Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Three Perspectives


Don’t know if I mentioned it here, but if I were to do it again, I would shoot a little different.  There would be so much detail work in these statues, each would need a couple of perspectives.  A set up shot.


A shot of the whole sculpture.


And a shot of all the horse penis.  Never forget the horse penis.  What I really mean is close ups.  Grabbing even more detail than in this particular epic.  I only did it once, and upon reflection feel like I missed out.


Monday, November 29, 2010

A City on the River


And that’s where the similarities end.  Well, I guess we also have cars, buildings, bicycles and the like.  But without actual French, we’ll never be the Paris of the Midwest.


On second thought, that’s a really boring tree stump. 


About five minutes later I found the placard with the artists name.  Until then, I was really confused what this was supposed to be.


Strolling hand in hand in the Paris rain.  I’d take it. 


Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Few More Perspectives


Turns out Napoleon rode his horse naked.  Guess its better than the other way around.


Shortly after these nice folks, the armed men with semi-automatics came through the gate.  Don’t worry, they were military.


The day brightened up for a spell.


The fountain made a geyser for these two.  I just missed their little make out session.  Oh, look.  Somebody’s nose is sticking into the picture.  What up proboscis?


I have no idea what’s tickling this horse’s belly.  Fortunately, he seems nonplussed about it.  Hate to have a “plussed” horse when riding into battle.


Saturday, November 27, 2010



Didn’t get to go in.  Also rained outside. Best of both worlds, right?


They should have kept it's old name, Musée Napoléon.  He was such a nice guy.


Years ago I saw a documentary on I.M. Pei.  I now say he is my favorite architect, mainly because he is the only one I can name.  Guess I should have watched more T.V.


The musee is pretty big.  Apparently not the largest, but the most visited. 


Monday, November 15, 2010

A couple of random street scenes


The Metro


Walking away from city hall


Another famous bridge.


Advertizing /graffiti sticker


Just checked. Still can’t read French, have no idea what this sign says.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

And I Shall Write



A grocery list. A to do list. A plan for world domination. Wait, what? Man, now I forgot why I got this pen and pad in the first place.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Choking the Children



With a rusty chain, no less. When in ‘Rome”, Take that children!!! Muahahaha, your suffering is my joy!


Friday, November 12, 2010




Science! Or Sciences? Which is it. Make up your mind scientists.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hotel de Ville



It’s the city hall. Adorned with various sculptures and names. I have no idea who all the people were, but they looked important. I mean, they were adorning a building after all.


The public spaces were rarely as empty as this. If I remember correctly, everyone else was hiding from the rain. Wusses.


See, adorned.


Milwaukee’s city hall isn’t so well protected. I know this, because I use the bathroom there on occasion.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010




After Paris, I really want a motorcycle. And a leather outfit. And a cool helmet, then I could zoom, weave, and rock my way through traffic in Milwaukee. Or, I could just continue to bike. Tough call.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Cutest Raccoon Ever



The red panda. He looks so freakishly cuddly. I mean, I’m getting this warm and fuzzy feeling right this very second. I swear, I am going to hug the next thing I see…… There, much better.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

That Building Could Run at any Time



Better watch it. It could take off at any moment. It is well documented that French buildings are the wiliest of them all. Hey! I saw that. You just go right back to where you were Mr. Building. Either that, or the guy in bronze is having a staring contest with the guy sculpted on to the façade.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Museum of Evolution



Yes people. Find out from where you came.


From creepy bones? Yes, I think so. And check out the muscle dude raising his hand to sky. I don’t think I would be so triumphant had I lost all my skin.


Like every building in Paris, the architecture was imposing.


Yes. This is indeed an orangutan strangling a person. Take that man! You think you’ve risen, huh? Well I’ll just put you right back in your place.