Photo 12 Aug 479 notes
Quote 26 Jul 808 notes
Ne cherchez plus mon cœur ; des monstres l’ont mangé.
— Charles Baudelaire, Les fleurs du mal.  (via closeyoureyesandremember)
Photo 16 Jul 2 notes
Photo 17 May 68 notes kvetchlandia:

André Kertész     Paris avant Le Baiser qui tue, Rue de Vanves Paris 14ème      1932

"The old Paris is no more (the form of a city changes faster, alas! than a mortal’s heart)."  Charles Baudelaire, "Les Fleurs du mal" 1857

kvetchlandia:

André Kertész     Paris avant Le Baiser qui tue, Rue de Vanves Paris 14ème      1932

"The old Paris is no more (the form of a city changes faster, alas! than a mortal’s heart)."  Charles Baudelaire, "Les Fleurs du mal" 1857

Photo 16 Apr 147 notes oldbookillustrations:

A sleazy dive (caboulot) at Montmartre.
Jean-Louis Forain, from Jean-Louis Forain, aquafortiste (Jean-louis Forain as etcher) vol. 2 part 1, by Marcel Guérin, Paris, 1912.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

A sleazy dive (caboulot) at Montmartre.

Jean-Louis Forain, from Jean-Louis Forain, aquafortiste (Jean-louis Forain as etcher) vol. 2 part 1, by Marcel Guérin, Paris, 1912.

(Source: archive.org)

Photo 16 Apr 95 notes centuriespast:

Portrait of Theresa, Countess Kinsky, 1793
Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
French, 1755-1842
Oil on canvas
54-1/8 x 39-3/8 in. (137.5 x 100.0 cm)
As a devoted Monarchist and friend of the Queen, Marie-Antoinette, Vigée-Lebrun chose exile during the French Revolution. While in Vienna in 1793, she produced this image of Theresa, Countess Kinsky. The Countess was the unfortunate victim of an arranged marriage. Her husband, a man whom she had never met, abandoned her at the church immediately after their wedding, and returned to his mistress. 
Norton Simon Art Foundation

centuriespast:

Portrait of Theresa, Countess Kinsky, 1793

Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

French, 1755-1842

Oil on canvas

54-1/8 x 39-3/8 in. (137.5 x 100.0 cm)

As a devoted Monarchist and friend of the Queen, Marie-Antoinette, Vigée-Lebrun chose exile during the French Revolution. While in Vienna in 1793, she produced this image of Theresa, Countess Kinsky. The Countess was the unfortunate victim of an arranged marriage. Her husband, a man whom she had never met, abandoned her at the church immediately after their wedding, and returned to his mistress. 

Norton Simon Art Foundation

via C.P..
Photo 13 Apr 41 notes munstre:

Eiffel tower at sunset. Christopher Elsasser,

munstre:

Eiffel tower at sunset.
Christopher Elsasser,

Photo 11 Apr 8 notes i-am-nobody-nobody-is-my-name:
Photo 11 Apr 24 notes petitpoulailler:

1894, Paris; the wonderful Cléopatra Diane de Mérodem (French dancer; 1875-1966)

petitpoulailler:

1894, Paris; the wonderful Cléopatra Diane de Mérodem (French dancer; 1875-1966)

via Alabaster.
Photo 6 Apr 8 notes meltemslonate:

The masses in Baudelaire.They stretch before the flâneur as a veil: they are the newest drug for the solitary. —Second, they efface all traces of the individual: they are the newest asylum for the reprobate and the postscript. —Finally, within the labyrinth of the city, the masses are the newest and most inscrutable labyrinth. Through them, previously unknown chthonic traits are imprinted on the image of the city. 
—Walter Benjamin, AP, [M16,3]Image: Lyonel Feininger ; Untitled [Street Scene, Double Exposure, Halle] 1929-1930

meltemslonate:

The masses in Baudelaire.They stretch before the flâneur as a veil: they are the newest drug for the solitary. —Second, they efface all traces of the individual: they are the newest asylum for the reprobate and the postscript. —Finally, within the labyrinth of the city, the masses are the newest and most inscrutable labyrinth. Through them, previously unknown chthonic traits are imprinted on the image of the city. 

—Walter Benjamin, AP, [M16,3]

Image: Lyonel Feininger ; Untitled [Street Scene, Double Exposure, Halle] 1929-1930


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