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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Paris: Architecture, Cirque, Pompidou, Grafitti & C215!


As promised here are some more pics of my trip. Since there are so many images (I travel with a 2gig memory photo card) I am seriously editing, yet still finding it difficult to jump to our next destination without thoroughly doing each city artistic justice. So sit back and enjoy the trip!


Gregg and my shadow - I find shadow pics quite fascinating and such ephemeral stains of our existence and presence.

Check out the most romantic Parisian window.



And of course phenomenal architecture.


Above - I love their faces...especially the somber one on the far left. Below- these performers were in front of the Pompidou (Paris' modern & contemporary art museum).



The Pompidou Fountain Click to see larger
The Eiffel from the Bus Click to see larger1915508-1463447-thumbnail.jpg
Louise Bourgeois' Spider Click to see larger
Me with a Nutella Crepe & cold wind! 1915508-1463561-thumbnail.jpg
The Eiffel from the Bus II Click to See

C215 is a graffiti artist Gregg and I have been following, we have seen his art in NYC. He is a an exceptional stencil artist and we recently learned he is based in France! Our students have made stencil projects inspired by C215!


I thought the pic I took above juxtaposed the C215 image well & the word 'plan' above her. She also reminded me of a B&W pic I took years ago of some homeless women across the street from the Louvre (which is still one of our future destinations!). So stay tuned for some Notre Dame Cathedral, macaroons, postcards, and more art next time! And as usual leave me a comment and let me know what you think of your trip tic so far!!!

Reader Comments (10)

Wonderful pics! I especially love the Lute player.

Welcome home and glad you're feeling better!!

April 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdragonflyreflections

i loveeee the architecture pictures. The performers are also really cool, and the graffiti is amazingggg.
and i win "stainboy" because you are too busy eating lunch. hah!

April 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersteph

This is great. And thorough is good. Who’s in a hurry?
Blue filter on Le Pont Alexandre III cherubs? Translated, means big sigh if you’ve studied photography and have nice equipment. I used to, but I guess it didn’t stick and now I’m point and click!
Loved the Roxanne window, but my absolute hands-down favorite this post was the graffiti! I’m in awe of good graffiti. Makes sense, since I’m also transfixed by tattoos, which is along the same lines (blaring pun intended), the supposed defacement of something supposedly sacred. Translated, means in my world it’s all art and all beautiful in some way and rebellion is good! =:-D

April 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermissalister

right on missalister!!! about art and life and grafitti and sacredness...this photos stir up the best memories, of a chilly breeze, warm hands from a well placed crepe! and great art, mostly not in the museums....i love marisol!!!! this blog warms the essence of my soul. tell your neighbors, friends, family, strange people you meet on the street. people stuck in cubicles need to avoid work by visiting this blog!!!!!

April 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstain boy

ms. diaz, i love seeing both your & mr. emery's beautiful work. i look forward to seeing more memories of your trip... your posts are always inspirational! i will be sending you an email soon. -c. (it is a mystery!)

April 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterc.

Wonderful images! I so love Paris.

April 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwatermaid

the pictures are fantastic! I am sure you had a wonderful time - can't wait to see more!!

April 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

in this one with the homeless women i thought it was a very beutiful picture that it was like a pic of art

April 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercuchi

awww the shadow picture

April 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNALI

I'm so happy that I have been able to see Paris.When your there your eyes do not know where to look next.

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisette hernandez

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