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Day 247: I spy Montmartre

With my friends from Dublin visiting, and seeing today’s also the first Sunday of the month when many museums and historical landmarks are free to visit, we opted for the Museum of Modern Art at Centre Pompidou. It has an amazing collection, ranging from the “classics” (Picasso, Miro, Gris etc) to the quirky (there are pieces I have yet to decipher) – just the perfect place to spend a lovely afternoon together.

Something outside the windows kept catching my attention – the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur. And with it, it brought to mind an exhibition by Henri Rivière which I saw a couple of years back, displaying some prints of 36 Views of Eiffel Tower, which in turn was inspired by Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji. Can I call dibs on photographic version of 36 Views of Sacré-Cœur? I can’t imagine it would be easy with a point-n-shoot camera, especially for distant views. Now that we’re coming into winter too, daylight hours are limited (I do need to work) and absolute clear days at weekends may be hard to come by. We’ll see…



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5 scribbles & notes

  1. Chloé says:

    oooo i’d like to see you version of 36 views of… well anything really ;)
    but i thought you were more of a 365 kind of person :P

    • Lil says:

      hehehe… but i need time, plenty of them. as you know, i hardly have enough to use right now. i’m definitely too greedy in wanting to do everything.

  2. m3d says:

    yes..u r very ‘greedy’ lil hehe..our gain if u ever get to doing it…its a very nice building and this shot is a good start!

    • Lil says:

      i think we’ve established by now that greediness is a fact about me, and so we’ll see… i’ve got a couple more shots, hehehe

  3. […] my recent greedy/wild photography mission? Here’s a new shot of Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur, and today the view point is none other […]

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