Last Sunday (October 1), the New York Times ran this -
When evening settles over the Seine on Oct. 7, Paris will usher in its fifth annual Nuit Blanche festival, an all-night cultural extravaganza. In a host of neighborhoods - notably the Marais, the Goutte d'Or, Trocadero and Bercy - galleries, museums and public spaces will offer free exhibitions and special events lasting into the wee hours. For aesthetes and amateurs alike, the city's wide 19th-century boulevards and crooked medieval lanes will unfold myriad surprises, backlit by the moon and streetlamps.
… Like the seductive blackness of a Rorschach ink blot, a Parisian evening morphs effortlessly to every mood and indulges every fantasy. The only difficulty is choosing your trajectory in a nocturnal landscape that offers so many.
Our Man in Paris, Ric Erickson, makes no mention of Rorschach ink blots, but he was there for the fifth annual Nuit Blanche, with camera. And he sends along seven of the eighty shots he just snapped, with brief notes. Enjoy.