Do you know that many objects are named after their inventor? – Part 2


Here’s the story of French nouns that were originally the last name of the person who invented them:

Part 2:

“ La Guillotine” is a machine designed to chop the head. It was invented by Doctor Joseph Guillotin to shorten the agony of the people sentenced to the death penalty.… Read More

Do you know that many objects are named after their inventor? – Part 1


Here the two fold story of the French nouns that were originally the last name of the person who invented them:

Part 1:

“Un Amphitryon” can be used in a very formal language as “a host who receives guests for diner”. This name became popular after the success of a Moliere play from the XVIIth century, whose main character was called this way.… Read More

PARIS, Théâtre de lumières – a Time-lapse directed by Dave NIZET


We come back to you with the time-lapse by Dave Nizet which we introduced a few weeks ago on our blog.

For 2 years, Dave lived in Paris and observed the city, its people and its monuments. Through the night life, its glowing lights and its effervescence, he shows a wonderful open-air theater.… Read More