All Blog Posts Tagged 'france' (11)

Tunnel in France Transforms into Surreal Wonderland

For the Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fete des Lumieres Lyon), which begins on December 6 and runs through December 9, the Tunnel of La Croix Rousse will be transformed into a surreal wonderland. With light projections, the 1.8 km (or 1.1 mile) tunnel turns into an outdoor gallery. Says Georges Képénékian, Deputy for Culture of the City of Lyon, "It will be the first…

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Added by alice on December 5, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Mesmerizing Bicycle Sculptures Hover Over French Canal



This summer, French artist Guy Lorgeret put up a mesmerizing sculptural installation over a canal in Betton, France. Called Retour a Betton (Return to Betton), it shows figures on bicycles migrating from one bank to another, claiming their freedom and refusing to compete in a fictitious…

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Added by alice on October 15, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Pic of the Day: Sheep Graze on France's Dormant Volcanoes



Landscape photographer Florent Courty recently shared this stunning photo of a huge herd of sheep grazing on the grass that covers dormant volcanoes in France. Chaîne des Puys is a volcanic province in south-central France.

As described by…

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Added by alice on February 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Louis XIV Statue Stunningly Surrounded by Lights

Currently underway in Lyon, France is their most famous event, the annual Festival of Lights (“Fêtes des Lumières” in French). Designers from all around the world flock to Lyon to take over buildings, squares, rivers and hills so that its over 4 million visitors can enjoy the city flooded with color. Lasting just four days, from December 6 to December 9 this year, it's a stunning…

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Added by alice on December 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Surreal Outdoor Art in France

While England has the Olympics, walk along certain streets in France right now and you might just come across some of the strangest, most surreal art you've ever seen. Two contemporary art events are concurrently happening, "Estuaire" (estuary of the Loire river) and "Le Voyage a Nantes" (A journey to Nantes). Where else could you happen to come across what remains of…

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Added by alice on July 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Creative Experience: IKEA in the Subway (7pics)

Can't find a comfortable place to sit while waiting for your next train? Well IKEA has the solution for you. A creative way of bringing the 'living room' to you! This idea was pitched in France's subway. Way to go IKEA, FR.…

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Added by Amy Wong on March 15, 2010 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Sneak Peek!: Contemporary Art Lands in the Palace of Versailles



If you happen to be visiting the Palace of Versailles this Fall, get ready for an extra treat. Starting Sunday, eight contemporary work of art have been installed in the palace, the royal gardens and courtyards for a show that will run from September 13 to December 13. French artist Xavier Veilha is the premiere artist this year. You'll see a sculpture called Le…

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Added by alice on September 11, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Big Fish, Little Fish, Swimming in the Phone Booth.



Let's face it. Almost anything turned into an aquarium is cool.



Nevertheless, the phone booth turned aquarium created by artists Benoit Deseille and Benedetto Bufalino for the Lyon Light Festival in France has got to be one of the most unique ever.



Somewhere in New Jersey, P.Diddy is furious… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on February 4, 2009 at 8:36pm — 2 Comments

Virtual Vacation: Beautiful France (7 Pics)

Fantastic museums, gourmet dining, and romantic gardens--it's easy to see why France is the world's most popular tourist destination. Whether you spend your days wandering the world famous Louvre, driving out to the countryside to tour the magnificent castles, or ascending the Eiffel Tower for spectacular views of Paris, France surely has something for everyone.…

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Added by alice on January 29, 2009 at 8:11am — 5 Comments

Paris Lifts 30-Year Ban on High Rises --> First Up? 590 ft Glass Herzog & de Meuron’s “Le Projet Triangle”

In July, officials in Paris voted to lift a ban on high rise buildings in the French capital in a bid to combat the city’s housing shortage and invigorate the city’s economic status. Amid outcry from two-thirds of Parisians who remain opposed to the construction of new tall buildings, officials pressed on and lifted the ban in order to compete with the big boys -… Continue

Added by alice on September 29, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2008 - In Review

CANNES 2008

The Cannes Film Festival was founded in 1946 and is one of the world's oldest and most influential and prestigious film festivals in the world. This years private festival was held between May 14-25, 2008 at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, in the resort town of Cannes, south France.



Cannes provides film producers an incredibly valuable opportunity to show their work and sell it to distributors from all over the… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 2, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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