Monthly Archives: December 2016

Nearly Dusk

Afternoon light is fading.  Sky blue has already leached to cool white.  A rosy tinge will infuse itself into the atmosphere but not quite yet.  Lights pop on as restaurants and bars prepare themselves for another busy evening.  It is … Continue reading

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The Gladness and Joy Department

Every Christmas day I like to look through my old pile of Giles Sunday Express and Daily Express Cartoons.  Today I have been looking at 1950/1951.  Post Brexit and U.S elections, Giles’ Christmas 1950 cartoons seem relevant to Christmas 2016. … Continue reading

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Alone in the Upper Marais

The best time to get up super-early in Paris is just after one has arrived from the other side of the world.  In those first 48 to 72 hours, time is upside-down.  One is wide awake at 5 a.m – … Continue reading

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Show Time

Moulin Rouge is ugly during the day; grim and seedy looking.  When dusk descends and the lights come on, an awkward seductiveness unfolds –  like that of a fairground or circus – repelling and attracting simultaneously.  “Show Time” is the … Continue reading

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