According to Urban Dictionary

Boheme - Carefree lifestyle unbounded by convention.

Bohemian - Movement of artist and poets in late 19th century France, especially in Paris. Bohemians believed in living outside of the bourgeois (conventional, middle class) mainstream culture. Bohemians were against the Salon (the institution that controlled the literary and art market in France until the turn of the 20th century)and believed that art and literature should be radical. They often gathered in "cafes" and drank absinthe. Many Bohemians were politically radical, being either anarchists or members of the Commune de Paris during the Franco-Prussian war. The Bohemian movement died out at the turn of the century but had a large influence on later movements such as surrealism, the beat generation, and punk rock.
Toulouse - Lautrec depicted the romanticized life of many Bohemians, although the reality of the life-style was often very difficult and tragic.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Paris J'taime

It's official I'm in love with Paris. I have spent the last three days wandering aimlessly around Paris getting lost and just generally discovering the city sans guidebooks. The verdict, I'm in Love. Coming in from the airport on the bus my first impressions of Paris were pale creamy stone/brick buildings, terracotta tile roofs and black wrought iron. An impression that has only been strengthened from my wanderings of Paris. Now however, I have to knuckle down to work and find myself a place to live a task that is not going to be easy but hay I'm in Paris so who's complaining right. Well stay tuned because I hope to be posting some of my photos very soon. So Aurevoir and from Paris with love.......

1 comment:

Sammi said...

Cool!! Glad you are in love ;)
Hope you find a place quickly ... looking forward to seeing photos!!!