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Promenade du Paillon

Les Champs Numeriques: Nice’s Promenade du Paillon

Nice’s Coulée Verte – or, loosely translated, ‘Green Corridor’ – replaces two monumental, aspirational but irredeemably ugly brutalist structures; its central bus station (Gare Routiere) and a spectacularly hideous public car park....

Behind the Candelabra

Strange Fruit: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon
  Behind the Candelabra

Playing someone (in)famously described as… … a deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavoured, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love …takes a lot of humour. Here, Michael...

Sharon Stone

Back to Basics: Sharon Stone at Cannes

  More than 20 years after flashing her assets at Michael Douglas in  Basic Instinct, Sharon Stone returns to watch him seduce Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra.  The French have a...

A kiss from Jean Dujardin

Scooped! a kiss from Jean Dujardin

Somehow, I managed to steal a kiss from Jean Dujardin, who was wildly popular with the French crowd at Cannes, and wholly unknown by everyone else, back then in May...

Swan, St James's Park

Swan, meditating, St James’s Park

This swan caught my eye one sunlit evening as I crossed the park. Although the image required a bit of retouching – removing debris from the surface of the water...

Market, St Germain des Pres

I Love Paris (I): St Germain des Pres

One of the greatest photographic challenges posed by Paris in winter is the city’s lack of colour. The dull skies paint the city grey but colours, when they do appear,...

Mushrooms, Borough Market

Mushroom magic: the season is upon us…

This vivid mound of mushrooms, at London’s extremely trendy Borough Market, is worth its weight in some heavy metal, if not gold. If, however, you’re prepared to don your wellies and...

Jean-Michel Jarre, Mariage de Princier

High on Oxygène: Jean-Michel Jarre en Monaco

After a few days of scandal and gossip that spread, like an epidemic, from the boutiques of Monaco to the pages of Mail Online, Charlene said “I do” and the...

Cheryl Cole

We Have a Chest: Cheryl Cole hits Cannes

  It’s true that you’ve never got your camera to hand when you really want one, and I kicked myself earlier in the week as I happened upon DeNiro, Jude...

welIndia

Welcome to India

“What’s that smell?” I asked my neighbour as the airgate connected to our plane, and local air seeped into the cabin. We’d struck up conversation during the closing credits of True...

 
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