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the first image is of the metro station lamarck-caulaincourt, which is where amélie leads a blind man through the streets & leaves him at the bottom of the steps.. next is une allee where amélie sometimes walked down to have a good ol day dream. my next picture is irrelevant to amélie however it is aparantly one of the oldest cinemas in paris, and just round the corner from this is moulin radet that used to be one of 40 apparently.. ‘bateau-lavoir’ is where cubism was developed!? the original place was burnt down and then this is the rebuilt job which is still used as a studio for artists. apres ca we have memorabilia below amélie’s apartment and the side of the grocery stall where miss poulain buys her trois hazelnuts and an artichoke! the front of the stall is kept the same as from the movie and the shop keeper was the nicest guy ever who said he loves the attention! ( : my fav stop on the tour has to be le café des deux moulins! cafés aux lait, huge pots of thé and une yummy crème brûlée! lots of cute memorabilia inside. obviously its not exactly the same as in the film; little details like the toilet at the back of the café in the movie is now the kitchen, there is no glass separator where amélie stands behind nino and writes the ‘menu du jour’, & in the film georgette runs the tobacco section that is non-existant…… not that im being picky at all! ( : i should add also that the staff are really friendly in there too! after the café we walked up past a small vinyard and onto rue saint vincent which is where the film begins “on september 3rd 6:28pm and 32 seconds a blue fruitfly, capable of 14,670 wingbats per minute, landed on the rue saint vincent in montmartre”, which leads round to the fabulous sacre coeur cathedral which is the backdrop to the scene which nino follows blue arrows up to a telescope which is pointing at amelie leaving his photo collection. to finish the tour we visited the station that nino put up numerous “ou et quand?” posters on the line 6 station of la motte-picqet-grenelle avec mon ami james ( : (..who lives in paris lucky git!)
this link is all you will need! ::: http://couvreur.home.xs4all.nl/engl/travel/paris/amelie/intro.htm ::: i also liked how he puts in random little facts about artists, poets, and other interesting facts within the history of montmartre. i think we only managed to get the tinyest bit lost once and even then it was easy to find our way back with the little map provided. we also had the best tour guide taking us round which was an added bonus ( : ( : ( :
some sneak previews of some of my first samples for my fmp. drawings and illustrator geometrics combined on photoshop..digitally printed onto silk twill and then worked into with inks and stitch. i like this unusual combination and i feel the prints would work great as placement prints on long t-shirt dresses ( :
the design musuem always has very current and exciting exhibitions on, this one entitled sustainable future. the exhibition is divided into 5 main sections: cities, energy and economies, food, materiality and the creative citizen.
in fashion bit there were several designers that are utilizing sustainable and renewable materials. christopher raeburn created fashionable garments by using unusable parachute silk. miriam ridha has worked with hemp to create these delicate dresses that were frayed around the edges and knotted together to form the seams. miriam also used natural dyes to colour the fabric which creates a great muted natural colour palette.
for more details on the exhibition go to: http://www.designmuseum.org