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T is for Thursday.

T is for Tati.

'Although he is oftentimes confused, his lack of self-awareness makes it possible to take everything in stride. As a result he is befuddled at worst, yet his unmuddled thinking—as well as his characteristic way of regarding only what is happening right then and there, similar to a child—is ultimately what gets him through his obstructions. That and chance, which, even in the most ultra-modern of cities, can still find its way around.'

from ‘Beautiful Paris! Come for the Gadgets!' by Geo Ong

(Photography: Yale Joel)

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On the roofs
Paris circa 1950s
Ata Kando

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mimbeau:

On the roofs

Paris circa 1950s

Ata Kando

Inside a Pearl is written with the peaceful retrospect of someone who has learned things from his past. He writes with a wisdom perhaps he doesn’t even know he possesses, since wisdom sometimes feels different, incalculable, when it comes directly from experience.’ Read more on Edmund White’s Inside a Pearl

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Jacques Tati launching into the construction of “Tativille” for his film PLAYTIME (1967).
Ph. André Dino. © Les Films de Mon Oncle.

Third picture: PlayTime’s settings/scaffolding inspired the Mondrian-like sculpture made of forged metal. (see also: the wonderful PlayTime poster)

'Back in Tativille, the filmmaker chose to shave a bit of the film’s budget, due to the expensive set, by creating life-size cardboard cutouts of people to stand in the background of his shots. It was a budgetary decision primarily, but it also kept in theme with the film: everyone will be paying attention to the gadgets, and no one will be paying attention to the people.'

-from ‘Beautiful Paris! Come for the Gadgets!' by Geo Ong

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awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn

awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn

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The dishwasher in the kitchen was a youngster who would turn out to be the great Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. »from The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris by Edmund White
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C’est vrai, j’aime Paris d’une amitié malsaine… by Francois Coppee

C’est vrai, j’aime Paris d’une amitié malsaine…
C’est vrai, j’aime Paris d’une amitié malsaine;
J’ai partout le regret des vieux bords de la Seine 
Devant la vaste mer, devant les pics neigeux,
Je rêve d’un faubourg plein d’enfants et de jeux.
D’un coteau tout pelé d’où ma Muse s’applique
A noter les tons fins d’un ciel mélancolique,
D’un bout de Bièvre, avec quelques chants oubliés,
Où l’on tend une corde aux troncs des peupliers,
Pour y faire sécher la toile et la flanelle,
Ou d’un coin pour pêcher dans l’île de Grenelle. 

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