'Paris vs. London' pt. 4: The Rivers

Inspired by the blog (and the book) ‘Paris versus New York, a tally of two cities‘ I decided to do a set of illustrations on Paris vs. London. Similarities, clichés, differences, etc. As promised, here is part 4: Afbeelding

 

I don't think this one needs a lot of explanation. I love cities built near a river, it gives the city that extra touch.

When you're reading this I'm on my way to Paris, ready to enjoy a weekend full of art, shopping and strolling around. Guestblogger Fien is preparing her trip to London in the beginning of July, so you can expect some fresh London news soon!

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'Paris vs. London' pt. 3: The Bikes

Inspired by the blog (and the book) ‘Paris versus New York, a tally of two cities' I decided to do a set of illustrations on Paris vs. London. Similarities, clichés, differences, etc. As promised, here is part 3:

Maybe you've seen them already when visiting Paris or London: the Velib' or the Barclay Bike. They're very useful as you hire them at one docking station and return them to any other docking station in the city. In London, the Barclay Bike is better known as 'Boris Bike', after the mayor Boris Johnson who was very supportive about the bikes when they were installed (but he has probably never driven one). By the way, in Brussels and Antwerp there's a similar system.

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'Paris vs. London' pt. 2: The Museums

Inspired by the blog (and the book) ‘Paris versus New York, a tally of two cities' I decided to do a set of illustrations on Paris vs. London. Similarities, clichés, differences, etc. As promised, here is part 2:

You probably know by now I'm into contemporary art and museums and all things around it (OK, I love Tate Modern, I admit it!), so that's why I made this illustration. Two amazing buildings, one (Centre Pompidou) built from scratch and opened in 1977, the other one was once a power station (closed in 1981). In 2000, the building was reinvented and adapted by Herzog & de Meuron to what it is today. Or at least, to what it was a few years ago. At the moment they're building a new wing, also designed by Herzog & de Meuron, which is scheduled to open in 2016.

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'Paris vs. London' pt. 1: The Tourists

In two weeks I'm going on a well-deserved (I blame exams) trip to Paris. Although London will always be my #1 (cheesy, I know hihi) I like Paris very much. Definitely during summer and when there are must-see exhibitions like now (Dries Van Noten! Bill Viola! Mapplethorpe!).

Inspired by the blog (and the book) 'Paris versus New York, a tally of two cities' I decided to do a set of illustrations on Paris vs. London. Similarities, clichés, differences, etc. Today I present you the first one:

We all know the typical tourists who buy in every city they visit a t-shirt or a bag from the lowest quality with the most cliché text or print. Think: 'I love NY' or 'Venezia' on a striped shirt.

The Tourists

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