Space Invaders

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Space invaders in Paris

In the last week of winter 2011 we took the very comfortable high speed train from Amsterdam to spend some days hanging out in Paris. When we got out at Gare du Nord it was warm and a few hours later we were sitting outside at a restaurant in Montmartre, eating delicious Tibetan(!) food.

Most tourist places I had seen before, but there were some nice surprises, like the beautiful Père Lachaise Cemetery where Jim Morrison also has a (small) place. We walked around there for some hours, impressed by the strange, huge tombstones and statues.

Also it was great to see all the new bicycle infrastructure and people cycling around with their shopping bags and briefcases. It became normal to take the bike, even as a businessman.

We read there was an exhibition somewhere of the street artist Jef Aerosol, but couldn’t find it. We saw actual street art on the street mainly in Montmartre and around Centre Pompidou. The space invaders -figures made with small tiles -dominated our findings.