🇮🇶A Museum revival in Mosul, Iraq 🇮🇶

When the museum was attacked a few years ago by ISIS, the world woke up stunned by this catastrophe. This museum is the witness of a rich past of forgotten civilizations. Thanks to the energy of the local population and international aid, it comes back to life from its ashes. It is with emotion thatContinue reading “🇮🇶A Museum revival in Mosul, Iraq 🇮🇶”

Saint-Germain-des-Prés (abbey/church) in Paris.

If you visit Saint-Germain des Prés area in Paris, stop by the church/abbey. It is absolutely stunning. The paintings were renovated in 2019. History The Abbey was founded in the 6th century by the son of Clovis I, Childebert I.Childebert erected to house the relic, dedicated to the Holy Cross and Saint Vincent. It was set onContinue reading “Saint-Germain-des-Prés (abbey/church) in Paris.”

Jersey City Live pictures : Mural Festival 2021

As promised, here are some of my best pictures of the first Mural Festival hosted in Jersey City on June 5, 2021. Since 2013, Jersey City became an important spot of street art… with more than 120 murals that are decorating the walls of the city over the years… Most of the murals below wereContinue reading “Jersey City Live pictures : Mural Festival 2021”

Jersey City First Annual Mural festival

I wanted to provide a spotlight to the upcoming first annual Jersey City Mural festival that will be hosted on June 5 – 6, 2021. Prior to the festival, and the share of my upcoming pictures, see below 3 links, the website of the festival, a video of the Jersey City Mural Arts Program thatContinue reading “Jersey City First Annual Mural festival”

Klimt’s Woman in Gold!

I wanted to share a post about the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (#1) from Klimt. The history behind it is fascinating. The painting: Adele Bloch-Bauer I The painting is composed of oil paint, silver and gold leaf on canvas. The portrait shows Adele Bloch-Bauer sitting on a golden throne or chair, in front of a goldenContinue reading “Klimt’s Woman in Gold!”

Street Art: An outdoor inspiration during the pandemic : Jo Di Bona!

In a previous post about Simone Veil, I was referring to a street mural from Jo Di Bona and decided to write more about Street Art… There are plenty of street murals in the city were I live and will share more in a future post. Anyway, Jo Di Bona is a french artist whoContinue reading “Street Art: An outdoor inspiration during the pandemic : Jo Di Bona!”

Simone Veil, a true inspirational leader!

Not sure if many people outside France or Europe know about Simone Veil.
As of today, this is one of leaders who inspired me the most …. but to be honest, I did not think this way when I was a teenager in the 90s in France – At that time, I was annoyed by anything politics and specifically by the absurd “war” between the left (close to socialism) and the right (close to conservatism)… Simone Veil was more center right at that time… From what I remember, …