Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

What’s up?

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For all these years, Algiers, the city of Al Qasbah and grand mosques, still retains its mystique. Shaped by its Mediterranean influence, its African heritage, and uniquely French blend, its allure has remained intact. Did you know that not too long ago, your favorite orange notebook was so hot in this part of the world? In the 1950s, a production unit was set up in southern Algiers. This unit used paper produced locally, and supplied the substantial North African market of Rhodia. That may be in the past, but memories linger. We’re reminded of Algiers when we saw this painting by Eugène Delacroix. Now, a special exhibit is being held at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais at the Louvre (Denon Room) in Paris. This event is still ongoing, so if you happen to be in Paris, go and behold the women of Algiers!

Read an article on the exhibit at Art Daily

Here at Rhodia Drive, we have strived to inject more interesting events from all over the world. Starting today, Wednesday, we’ll feature an event or two that might be of interest to you guys. We’ll just simply call it, “What’s Up?” This is aside from our occasional “Where In The World Is My Rhodia?” segment that we introduced just a few weeks back. So send us thos photos. ‘Til next Wednesday!


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