74 – Gallery openings!

Art opening Seattle

W74 – Gallery openings!

Okay, so last week was Theo’s first Thursday art walk in Seattle. We met Hugh in downtown for our little tour : 3 Gallery openings, a lot of beautiful glass, friends. 2 Adults + 2 kids. Lets just say that Ulysse was happier in the street looking at cars than inside looking at art 🙂 Walking through Occidental park artist/craft market in Pionner square was neat as Pratt set up a live blacksmith station. Pic taken while waiting for the ferry on our way back home at 7.55pm. The light is perfect. Help quiet my mind and bring me some peace after a busy day ❤

La semaine dernière s’Ă©tait la première sortie de ThĂ©o Ă  Seattle pour le premier jeudi du mois = inauguration de nouvelles exposition d’art. On a retrouvĂ© Hugh dans le centre, pour notre petit tour: 3 galleries, beaucoup de magnifiques pièces et des amis. 2 Adultes + 2 enfants. Ulysse prĂ©fères dĂ©finitivement ĂŞtre dans la rue Ă  regarder les voitures qu’Ă  l’intĂ©rieur Ă  regarder des sculptures 🙂 Nous avons traversĂ© le marchĂ© des artistes dans Occidental park Ă  Pionner square et apperçut/entendu la dĂ©mo live de l’Ă©quipe de Pratt utilisant la forge pour sculpter le mĂ©tal. Cette photo Ă©tait prise lorsque l’on attendait le ferry Ă  7.55pm pour notre retour Ă  la maison. La lumiere est parfaite. Repose mes yeux et mon esprit ❤

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Would you take your kids to art openings? Emmeneriez vous vos enfants Ă  des inaugurations d’exposition art?

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More info about the artists:

Austin Stern, ici.

Ethan Stern, ici.

Danny White & Megan Stelljes, ici.

Pratt, ici.

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56 – Port Townsend rocks!

W56 – Port Townsend rocks!

C’Ă©tait notre dernier weekend avec “Grand Mamie” avant qu’elle prenne l’avion pour rentrer en France. Nous avons dĂ©cidĂ© d’aller faire un tour Ă  Port Townsend qui est Ă  1 heure de la maison au Nord de la pĂ©ninsule. C’est une très belle petite ville assez touristique Ă  l’architecture principalement victorienne dĂ©paysement assurĂ©! Quand le ciel est dĂ©couvert on peut facilement admirer du bord de mer, la chaine des Olympiques d’un cĂ´tĂ© et la chaine des cascades et le Mont Baker de l’autre. Lors de notre promenade sur la Marina et dans le bourg Ulysse Ă  trouvĂ© deux beaux galets peints et cachĂ©s par des artistes locaux 🙂 #PortTownsendRocks

That was our last weekend with great grandma before she takes her plane back to France. So we decided to show her Port Townsend which his an 1 hour north away from home. Beautiful touristic little town known for her Victorian’s architecture. When the sky is blue you can enjoy from the beach The Olympic range on one side, The Cascades with the Mount Baker on the other side. We were walking along the marina and in Downtown when Ulysse found a couple of rocks hidden and painted by local artists 🙂 #PortTownsendRocks

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Have you ever find hidden painted rocks around your city? Avez-vous déjà trouvé des galets peints et cachés dans votre ville?

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More info about Port Townsend, ici.

More info about Port Townsend Rocks, ici.

Really Yummy pizza place! ici.

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55 – Seattle Womxns March

W55 – Seattle Womxns March

Comme vous avez pu le voir dans mes articles prĂ©cĂ©dents (45 – Chute libre et 48 – Seattle women’s march against hate) je ne suis pas très contente que DT soit le nouveau prĂ©sident amĂ©ricain. En tant que bonne Française (avec moins de 5 manifestations Ă  mon actif..) j’ai entrainĂ© Mr H, Ulysse, ma grand mère de 80 ans dans les rues de Seattle pour communiquer notre mĂ©contentement contre ce nouveau gouvernement . C’etait magique, plus de 175 000 personnes ont marchĂ© ensemble, beaucoup de familles avec enfants, grands parents, des personnes en fauteuils roulant et aucune violence. Comme pour beaucoup d’AmĂ©ricains c’Ă©tait la première fois de sa vie que ma grand mère participait Ă  une manifestation ❤

As you might have seen in my previous posts (45 – Chute libre et 48 – Seattle women’s march against hate) I am/We are not really happy about the results of the american elections. As a good french citizen (with less than 5 protests in my background..) i took my family to the Seattle Womxns March on January 21st. So Mr H, Ulysse and my 80 years old grandma and myself marched with others who came from near and far to communicate our discontentment with the new government. It was magical, over 175 000 people, families with kids, grandparents, disabled people.. walked together peacefully. As for a lot of Americans that day was the first time that my french grandma was part of a march ❤

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Ou Ă©tiez vous le 21 Janvier 2017 ? Where were you on January 21st?

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Mission & vison of the Women’s March, here.

Aerial video of the March, here!

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54- Collage

W54- Collage

En dĂ©but de semaine je suis allĂ©e dĂ©jeuner chez une amie et aux dĂ©tours de ma balade, je suis tombĂ©e sur ce collage en passant le long du Cours Cambronne. C’est vraiment le genre de chose qui Ă©gaient mes promenades! Après quelques recherchent je me rends compte que Mr Farfadet au Pays du Street Art est l’auteur de cet affichage intitulĂ© “C’est derrière les barreaux que se cachent les enfants chapeautĂ©s d’entonnoir”. Bel emplacement Mr Farfadet.

At the start of the week I had lunch with one of my friend and while walking toward her place i found this collage along the Cours Cambronne. This is the type of things that i appreciate and makes me smile . After some research i found out that Mr Farfadet au Pays du Street Art is the author of this piece called “It is behind the bars that the children wearing funnels are hiding themselves”. Good spot Mr Farfadet.

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Qu’est ce que vous pensez de ce collage? What do you think of that collage?

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Info about Le Cours Cambronne, here.

Mr farfadet au pay du street art, here.

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53 – Nantes

W53 – Nantes

Nous sommes de retour à Nantes pour quelques jours. Le temps de faire un bisou à la famille, aux amis et de se promener dans notre ancien quartier;  La butte Saint Anne.  Un arrêt sur image lors de notre départ : Le musée Jules Verne, la statue de Saint Anne bénissant la Loire et ses marins, la grue Titan grise apparaisant dans le brouillard dominical et matinale Nantais.

We are back in my hometown, Nantes for a couple of days. Just enough time for us to say hi, give kisses & hugs to friends, family and go walk around our old neighborhood; La butte Saint Anne. As we were leaving we decided to stop the car and take this lovely shot: The Jules Verne’s museum, the Statue of Saint Anne blessing the Loire and her sailors and the Grey titan crane landmark appearing through the morning mist.

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Have you visited Nantes? Etes vous déjà allé à Nantes?

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You can learn more about the city, here.

Who was Jules Verne? Here.

Great walk around La butte Saint Anne, here.

Great pizzeria in the neighborhood, here.

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49 – Il a neigĂ©!

W49 – Il a neigĂ©!

I did not grew up in a snowy region back in France. Even if i like snow, i feel more comfortable swimming than skiing 🙂 This was our first snow on the peninsula! Ulysse’s first time really playing with snow too. It was awesome! No school on Friday so we walk down to “the hill” for an appointment at the Kitsap Community Ressource Center. Well, the community center was closed because of the weather.. I did call beforehand to see if they were closed so I was kind of annoyed at first since it felt like a waste of (my) time but got over it pretty fast as we walked through the streets watching kids having a blast with the snow. We walked home and decided to have some fun too. Did not last long outside playing since Ulysse did not have gloves on 🙂 Took the ferry afterwards and met with a friend in Seattle where the snow was already gone by the time we arrived. Big walk  on the waterfront and through Myrtle Edwards Park where we stopped to throw some rocks, crossed on the bridge over the train fret racks (one of Uly’s fav spot) and walked up to the Seattle Center and back to catch the 4.20 ferry.

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Do you like snow?

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More info about The Kitsap Community Ressource Center, here.

More info about the Myrtle Edwards Park, here.

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48 – Seattle women march against hate

W48 – Seattle women march against hate

*** So many great people *** Great signs *** Inclusion *** Kids & Family ***       Carry and I have been planning on going since the results of the election and I also wanted/needed and hair cut and she was willing to try it 🙂  We schedule our quality time together around the March. She did a great job with my hair, she is not an hairstylist btw! We started the walk in Volunteer park, through Broadway and finished in Cal Anderson Park in Capital Hill. Along the walk people were singing, playing instruments from their balcony, giving free hugs, honking, waving, smiling… Definitely brought up a lot of emotions but also warmth and hope in such an unbelievable transition of power.

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Have you ever march/strike for your rights? For other people rights?

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More info about the Seattle women march against hate, here.

More info about Volunteer Park in Seattle, here.

More info about Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, here.

26 ways to be in the struggles beyond the street, here.

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