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Paris: Top 5 Things to Do in December

December 18, 2006


by eye prefer paris Here’s my Top 5, Eye Need To Do’s this month: 1. Doisneau: Paris en Liberté Robert Doisneau’s “The Kiss at Hotel De Ville” is one of the most iconic and popular photos of Paris ever taken. A new exhibition of 280 of his black and white photos of Paris cityscapes is […]

Paris: Brazilian invades the Panthéon

December 8, 2006


by eye prefer paris As a Paris insider, I have an embarrassing admission to make: I’ve never been to The Panthéon. Quelle Horreur! Sunday afternoon I finally went, and the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto’s astounding installation was worth the wait. The installation, inspired by a sea monster in the Book of Job, is a series […]

London: Christmas is coming…

December 8, 2006


by jnoelbell It’s a well worn cliché, but there really is something magical which settles over London at the holidays. During the rest of the year, the urban qualities of a large city are characteristics you either love or hate: the throngs of cityfolk, the non-stop lifestyle, the concrete buildings, the public transportation, the touristy […]

Paris: Huppert and Wilson at Odeon Theatre

November 15, 2006


by eye prefer paris My first Paris play: Isabelle Huppert in “Quartett”, directed by Robert Wilson at the Odeon Theatre. My friend Olivier generously invited me to the theater last night and what a stellar introduction it was with a performance by one of France’s greatest actresses at the most prestigious theater in Paris. Officially […]

Copenhagen: International Documentary Film Festival

November 12, 2006


by rhiannon davies For 10 days Copenhagen is the hub of the international documentary film scene. From 10-19 November, 150 documentaries from some of the world’s best documentary makers will be shown at cinemas across the city. CPH:DOX 2006 is the fourth edition of Scandinavia’s largest documentary film festival and there’s an impressive programme choose […]

Paris: Fabrica: Five day to fabulous

November 10, 2006


by sam baron As a part of the Fabrica exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Fabrica Design Department created a temporary  store that will only last for five months. The store is a project exploring the process of creating a retail space using materials and local resources. Where is all this taking place? […]

Berlin: Canning Mozart

October 10, 2006


by michael scott moore You know there’s something wrong when a country’s politicians make tougher noises about free speech than its established artists, even if the artist in question directs a traditional and heavily-subsidized opera house in west Berlin. Kristen Harms at the Deutsche Oper canned a revival of Idomeneo this fall because of a […]

Amsterdam: Dutch Wine Gods

September 18, 2006


by katie lips The Dutch are not known for their wines, either as producers or as drinkers. Let’s face it, the fact that you can get a bottle of plonk from Albert Heijn for EUR 1.89 and that you’d be hard pushed to find a bottle over EUR 5.00 (it’s true) doesn’t really instill a […]

Paris: Des Chiffres et des Lettres

September 1, 2006


by the paris blog Lazy weekend in the city? Perhaps it’s time to visit those places you hear about all the time but never manege the time to see. You know, the new museum. Or MK2. Eye Prefer Paris finds it’s not just the film selection to love here: The MK2 Bibliotheque is cinephile’s dream […]

Stockhom: Viking Ship Turns 50…?

August 30, 2006


  by schlockholm – the stockholm blog  Stockholm’s Vasa Museum celebrated the 50th anniversary of the ship’s discovery today. 378 years after its sinking, the royal warship Vasa is a major tourist attraction. The museum had its 250 millionth visitor last week. Despite the PR spin from the museum it’s not actually 50 years since […]