Monday, 12 May 2014

Academie de la Grande Chaumiere and Gainsbourg's tomb

Friday I went to the drawing session at the Academie de La Grande Chaumiere   on rue de la Grande Chaumiere in the 6th arrondissement, near Montparnasse.  
Above is the scene.  The dust on the atelier walls looks like it's been there for one hundred years and the stools and grimy plank  floor are speckled with paint like millefleur.  
The model, who is an actress, was fantastic. She obviously knows what she's doing.

Here is the façade, a peice of authentic Paris.
A  scene in my story White Sky of Paris happens here.   

 This is Serge Gainsbourg's tomb at the
Montparnasse Cemetery
Also part of the story. 
Look at those metro tickets.  They must have cleaned up, 
usually there are more.

Outside the cemetery on Boulevard Edgar Quinet, a tagged truck caught my eye.

It's one of the better one's I've seen around Paris. 

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