Filmed in Paris and directed by Fleur and Manu, the directors behind such jewels as Gesaffelstein’s “Hate or Glory” and “Pursuit” or M83’s “Midnight city” and “Wait”.
Not to mention the song and its lyrics are amazing.
Thanks Lykke Li for “Gunshot”
Remember Ordos, the “Dubai from China”?We’re once again talking about a ghost town, but this time it’s Tianducheng, a luxury real estate development and Paris look-alike that’s located in Hangzhou, China, about 160km from Shanghai.
The comparison stops here since Tianducheng lacks much of what Paris has to offer though. It’s just one more archetype of China’s architectural copycat culture.
The short video below by German filmmaker Caspar Stracke accounts for an average day in this faux-Parisian development that very few people call home.
Be ready to some weird feeling while watching the Bassin de Latone, an imitation of the famous fountain in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, and the Eiffel Tower looming above.
I’ve just read the following on some tumblr and it made me sad to have missed it, but damn proud to be French.
Happy Bastille Day! Joyeux 14 Juillet!
Tonight fireworks on the Eiffel Tower were soooooo fucking epic in sooo many ways!!! This year’s theme was our national saying “Liberté Egalité Fraternité” (Freedom, Equality, Brotherhood). It started by our anthem, and the WHOLE fucking Champ de Mars was singing it! Patriotism is so rare in France that I was almost chocked by how wonderful it was! Everybody singing at the same time, so much patriotism it hurts.
Then the fireworks started with celebrities’ voices telling why our motto is crucial in our nation. They mixed those speeches with musics that meant either something for us or freedom/revolution themed musics. It was fabulous. Everybody were singing, and dancing, it felt like so much more than simple fireworks! It was already magical, even before the Magic happened : The rainbow flag lighted up on the Eiffel Tower. […] This rainbow flag all over the emblem of France was such a big, kickass, majestic “FUCK YOU” to all who keep discrimating people different than them.
Today was a fucking historic 14th of July. I’m so damn proud of being French right now :’)