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Friday, March 29, 2013

April in Paris by Christa Kieffer


Christa Kieffer was born in Tubingen, Germany. She studied extensively throughout Europe before moving to the United States to attend the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. After she won first prize in the Society of Illustrators competition, Christa received a fellowship toward the completion of her Masters of Fine Arts degree and went on to teach a special class for gifted high school students.Ms. Kieffer currently lives in a small community surrounded by Point Reyes National Seashore in California. She is co-founder of Gallery Route One in nearby Point Reyes Station. She travels to Paris frequently, rising in the early hours of dawn to walk the boulevards and photograph this magical city before it becomes partly invisible with tour buses and the roar of contemporary traffic.
http://www.christakiefferstudios.com/noflash/index.htm
  
 The city's all a-shining 
Beneath a fickle sun, 
A gay young wind's a-blowing, 
The little shower is done. 
But the rain-drops still are clinging 
And falling one by one - 
Oh it's Paris, it's Paris, 
And spring-time has begun.


I know the Bois is twinkling 
In a sort of hazy sheen, 
And down the Champs the gray old arch 
Stands cold and still between. 
But the walk is flecked with sunlight 
Where the great acacias lean, 
Oh it's Paris, it's Paris, 
And the leaves are growing green.

The sun's gone in, the sparkle's dead, 
There falls a dash of rain, 
But who would care when such an air 
Comes blowing up the Seine? 
And still Ninette sits sewing 
Beside her window-pane, 
When it's Paris, it's Paris, 
And spring-time's come again. 
Sara Teasdale
Cafe du Monde
Royal Street
An Elegant Evening Out


La Fête á Place de la Republique
Sunday in the Park
A Parisian Café
Café Society
Place de la Republique
The Rooftops of Paris
A Parisian Flowermarket
 Going to the Plaza
Rendezvous at the Théater
Une Parissiene 





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