Jardin du Luxembourg


Right in the middle of Paris is the Jardin du Luxembourg , where the people from the surrounding residential areas spend their time, especially in the spring and summer. © Astrid Volquardsen The chess players can be found right next … Read More



LES DEUX MAGOTS, Sketchbook, 19,5 x 14 cm, 2012 © Astrid Volquardsen Relaxed sketching in the streets of Paris. People are crowding the bistros, some of them kind of show offs, other for a relaxed reading in a newspaper and … Read More



Skizzenbuch, 2010 © Astrid Volquardsen On the second day in Paris it was raining, but even then the city showed it’s somehow charming side. On a boat ride along the Seine I did some quick sketches. The other one was … Read More

Monet Retrospektive in Paris


2010 © Astrid Volquardsen I went to Paris last weekend to see the great Monet exhibition, which is on display at the Grand Palais. They were able to get hold of over 200 paintings, from all over the world. The … Read More

Lafayette in Paris


© Astrid Volquardsen © Astrid Volquardsen As I looked trough my photos of Paris, these ones catched my eye again. I’m not exactly a shopping girl, but this interior of the department store Lafayette even impressed me. And now imagine … Read More

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