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A major artistic figure of the 20th century, Henri Matisse should have become a notary's clerk. A simple attack of appendicitis gave birth to one of the greatest painters of our time.
This mythical perfume bottle was born in May, the fifth month of the year, it is this date that is at the origin of its name. Its creator, Coco Chanel thought that the number 5 would bring him luck, time has proved her right,
A breath of emotion seizes us in front of the Butte market and it is with the greatest joy that we find ourselves in awe at the foot of Amélie Poulain's epic grocery store which comes to life in front of us.
It's one of the most popular dessert in France, Opera is dedicated to chocolate lovers. Did you know this pastry was named in 1950 by Cyriaque Gavillon, a pastry chef who owned the emblematic Dalloyau bakery ?
renchglimpses I like the little texts of this artist displayed in the streets of Paris, Yaseen Khan is a painter, actor and French poet of Indian origin. He exhibits daily in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district1. His art questions passers-by and strollers from here and elsewhere about their relationship to life. For those who don't speak French : "to love is cake, being loved is the cherry on the cake" lovely isn't It ?♥
Photo de profil de frenchglimpses frenchglimpses Question of the day ... In your opinion, why the macaroons are round? There is a legend around the round shape. The history of the macaroon says that a monk used to knead almond paste with his shirt off. One day, very tired, he fell from exhaustion and left a mark of his navel on the dough. At this point, the button took the shape of a circle.
On the first Sunday in January, tradition has it that it is the occasion to "shoot the kings" at the epiphany: a bean is hidden in the cake and the person who obtains this bean becomes the king of the day and has the right to wear a fancy crown.
During the confinement, with Charlie and Suzie we had created this painting which represented the people who applauded at their window at 8 p.m., a beautiful creative moment with the children which had been made at the request of the singer Mathieu Chedid (M), world is a fan in our little family, to support popular relief. Since we had forgotten it a bit and today, we just had the happy surprise to see ourselves in the new clip of M :) Out of 1660 participations it was unexpected! It's stealthy but it will make a nice memory in addition to confinement for children 😍
Each year takes place in June in the magnificent city of Chantilly (where the famous Chantilly cream was invented), a very famous horse race, the Prix de Diane. On this occasion we can see superb fashion shows and a contest of the most beautiful hat. As a photographer it is a great opportunity to take pictures of horse races than of elegant ladies wearing hats. There are also many workshops (makeup, floral art ...). I never miss the Prix de Diane!