Inside the iconic clock at the Musee D’Orsay, looking across the Seine, at the Louvre. The perfect time and place…
Inside the auditorium of the Palais Garnier, audience members sit beneath a 7-ton bronze and crystal chandelier, and a 2,400 square-foot masterpiece painted by Marc Chagall…
The Grand Staircase of the Palais Garnier, built in 1861. Filming here was a truly magical and unforgettable experience…the entire building takes your breath away at every turn. One thing I learned in Paris: Always look up! The ceilings here wrap you in a cocoon of beauty, light and opulence. Click through the images to see what I mean…
Preparing for two weeks of filming in Paris!
A few of my favorites from the masters at B&B Italia: Check out the delicate light ball designed in the shape of a tea infuser…and I love the snakeskin crystal chandelier…
“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” ~Pablo Picasso
Did you hear about the man who found an original Picasso in an Ohio thrift store this week? He bought the poster for $14.00, only to realize later that it contained an original signature by the Spanish master.
Picasso was exceptionally prolific throughout his long lifetime. The total number of artworks he produced has been estimated at 50,000 – comprising 1,885 paintings; 1,228 sculptures; 2,880 ceramics, roughly 12,000 drawings, many thousands of prints, and numerous tapestries and rugs.
Several paintings by Picasso rank among the most expensive paintings in the world, selling for over $100 million per piece. More of his paintings have been stolen than those by any other artist, and he remains one of the top ranked artists today, based on global auction sales of his works.
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“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.” ~Jules Verne
With the future hurtling toward us at breakneck speed, foresight is the great need of our times. The most important thing happening today is not reported in the news. It’s the global transformation of technology and society that is creating an age of hyperchange.
Meet THE FUTURISTS. They analyze trends, anticipate changes and help people, companies and governments think creatively about their direction and meaning. They do not predict the future; they project possible, probable, and preferable futures.
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I love this iconic copper statue of the Hindu deity Shiva, created in 9th century India. Shiva is the destroyer of evil, often depicted as he is here, dancing the cosmos into existence by trampling the Dwarf of Ignorance. The purpose of his dance is “to release the souls of all men from the snare of illusion.” Shiva symbolizes creation and destruction. He destroys in order to create, tearing down to build again.
With roots reaching back into prehistory, Hinduism is the oldest of the world’s religions, and the most diverse. Hinduism grants absolute and complete freedom of belief and worship, including Hindu Atheism. It conceives the whole world as one family, and therefore it accepts all forms of beliefs and dismisses labels. It has no single founder, no single scripture, no single deity, no single prophet, no priesthood, and no single way to reach salvation.