Sebastien Tellier, Richard Gere, Cinema on Water & Lady on Metro …

Winter has arrived. I’m still in denial.

Shot a wild concert put on by an eccentric French singer/musician/performer Sebastien Tellier. He was drinking, smoking and doing his thing when he invited some attractive women from the audience to come up on stage and take off their clothes. I really don’t know if some or all of these women were “plants” but it didn’t seem like it. It really livened up an already charged concert.

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Sebastien Tellier in Concert

Shot a much more tame event … Richard Gere doing a photocall for his new movie Arbitrage. He was really nice and insisted on shaking the hands of the photographers and then declared “OK, now we can work” and went to pose for us.

Richard Gere - Arbitrage Photocall

Richard Gere – Arbitrage Photocall

Richard Gere - Arbitrage Photocall

Richard Gere – Arbitrage Photocall

There is always something new happening in Paris. The latest? Floating cinema.

Cinema on Water

Cinema on Water

For the release of the film Odyssey Pi, a film in which one of the characters finds himself the sole survivor on a lifeboat, a local public swimming pool transformed itself into a floating theater. They installed a giant screen and the audience watched the film in lifeboats totally immersed in the atmosphere of the film. I wish I would have experienced this but I found out too late.

Witnessed an astonishing event on the metro this week. I was on line 8 when the metro stopped and the doors opened to let passengers in. A fairly large African woman, wearing a colorful traditional boubou (dress) stood on the platform with her baby stroller while talking on her cell phone. She pushed the stroller into the metro car and continued her conversation. The buzzer sounded indicating that the doors were going to close so she hung up from her call; but as she hung up, she dropped her phone and the battery came out and flew a few feet away from her. Instinctively she went to pick up her phone and battery, letting go of the stroller that was still in the metro car. We started freaking out a little as the doors began to close, knowing that this baby was about be separated from her mother. Thankfully an alert young man next to the door realized what was going on and grabbed the door to stop it from closing. He quickly enlisted my help because those doors are not easy to keep open. In a couple of seconds, the woman recovered her phone and slipped between the metro doors. She thanked us but was really as cool as a cucumber, like nothing out of the ordinary had just happened.

Photo of the week:

Saint-Paul Church - All cleaned up

Saint-Paul Church – All cleaned up

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