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October 19, 2015

Bear's Den at La Maroquinerie

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I was planning on going out this weekend after class, shoot a couple of photos here and there, but it was 5 degrees outside and it was pouring, so I just spent my afternoons editing some photos from last week's concert at La Maroquinerie in the 20th and working on class projects. If you enjoy music by Ben Howard, Mumford & Sons or Matt Corby, then you'll most probably enjoy Bear's Den's music – you can stream their new album 'Islands' on Spotify.

October 12, 2015

Archives Nationales

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Woaaah, hey there. I'm still alive. And I have so many photos to share. I just never found the time to sit in front of my computer for a solid 30 to 40 minutes to edit the photos and write a proper post. But now I do, so here I am! First up, the museum of National Archives – musée des Archives Nationales in french. This has been on my list of places to visit in Paris for as long as I can remember and now I can finally scratch it off my list. Sort of.

The greatest appeal of the National Archives and its small museum is the stunning twinset of hôtels particuliers they are squirreled away in. Dating from the early 18th century, Hôtel de Rohan and Hôtel de Soubise are painted in the late baroque – also known as Rococo – style, with antique furniture and 18th-century paintings, alongside a rather dry collection of documents on display (the most interesting and precious are hidden away in the archives). Unfortunately, the museum was closed on that day (note to self: check museum opening hours before leaving apartment), so I took a little walk in the stunning garden before heading back home. But, I'll be back soon(ish). I want to visit the museum so badly.

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