Two days ago, after GaryVee and I frightened the horses and fluffed the trolls at LeWeb (it’s now clear we two were the most controversial speakers), dotBen and I finally got out to do some quick sightseeing in Paris. He had worked two 10+ hour days in a row running the second stage, and I had been pigeonholed back into my web disruption role. Which is something I wasn’t intending. I’m still reflecting on it because the reviews are still coming in, and I woke up to find that I’ve persistently been attacked on a few websites by ‘anon’ trolls with some pretty hateful shit, and also that people (women) who have said nice things about my talk have also been trolled, harassed and attacked by what appears to be the same trolls. What a *diverse* crowd this conference attracted. LeWeb: the gift that keeps on giving.
I should have talked about something that was *actually* provocative.
Anyway, my sweetie took me out the next day for Parisian croissants, a visit to the Paris Musée de l’Erotisme, and late night kisses under the Eiffel Tower. I took some great photos at the erotic museum (I got permission to shoot), though there was one entire floor that was simply too disturbing to share. Seriously: graphic violence and graphic sex, which was stomach-churning. But hey, it’s art. Art isn’t supposed to be safe and pretty all the time.
If you want to see large sizes the set is here; be sure to turn Flickr safesearch off. They are big photos; I shot them hi-res with a 12mp Canon. Or, click ‘to continue’ below to see all the images.