Last week I went to Paris! It is a beautiful city and I had great friends to visit, so Thank you Isabelle & Thierry!
It was the perfect opportunity to take the Existentialists, Jean-Paul Satre & Simone De Beauvoir to revisit some of their old haunts. So with Isabelle we did the alternative tour of Existentialist Paris
Coffee at the Cafe De Flore
A word about the lobsters…I read that Jean-Paul Satre took mescaline and had hallucinations that lobsters were following him everywhere. So… I knitted him some ‘hallucinations’!
Cafe Deux Magots, which doesn’t mean maggots. It means two small monkeys!
The Boulevard sign…
Montparnasse Cemetery where the real Simone & Jean-Paul are buried.
Finally, the Sorbonne, where they met and studied.
It was much better that the usual sightseeing touristy tour of Paris!
More Existentialist meanderings…Albert Camus on the absurdity of life. He is inspired… while wandering the streets.
Taking the photos is fun but I love adding the quotes!
He’s right at home with Jean-Paul Satre and Simone De Beauvoir at the Cafe De Flore….
I always really enjoy these school of Life Films..this Camus one is especially good.
Today it was great to finish a new French Existentialist philosopher & writer Albert Camus.
He looks a little like Humphrey Bogart. The biggest challenge was to make him smoke a cigarette!
He like hanging around stations and smoking.
I did the cigarette with beads….
I had a lot of fun adding quotes to these pictures.. taken at a station.
I know a song about Albert Camus with reference to some of his ideas and biographical details. It’s by our friend Mr. Jay Fynn. ;)
So…. Four sets of Fleetwood Macs….!
… more on the way.
Four times the
They are handed over now!
In the spirit of doing something completely different…. I had a go at making a couple of French Existentialist philosophers… as you do!
So here are Jean-Paul Satre & Simone De Beauvoir.
I’ve been listening to a lot to a lot of interesting lectures on youtube… It’s quite hard to physically read a book and knit at the same time so audio books are my new favourite thing!
I really like how they look as woolly dolls with profound quotes about the pointlessness & absurdity of life!
This is a great little film on Satre – just 6 minutes!