Saturday, October 4, 2008


The Fête "Nuits Blanches" will celebrate its seventh all-night festival tonight in "the name of art".
Brilliantly initiated here seven years ago by Paris's mayor, Bernand Delanoë, it is a good excuse to stay out all night - in the name of art. One year, all the museums were free with a musical event at many. A painting at the Musée d'Orsay got slashed. The program the following year got changed.
This year, it's les gares et les églises.

In Russia, there will be ballets and concerts galore. Toronto is gearing up for a feast also.   
I first learned the term les nuits blanches as a translation for insomnia. I believe the earlier expression dates back Dostoevsky.

At any rate, this is an international night for celebration - in the name of art.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see you blogging again...I've been checking on your blogspot regularly. I wish I could be there in Paris to enjoy this night of art! Have fun!



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