Category Archives: Paris

Enchanted April

In April 2012 I visited Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Belleville.  On that particular spring morning, Paris was hidden under a veil of mist. I love the poetry of mist – where some objects reveal themselves while others are  mysteriously obscured. … Continue reading

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Far from the Madding Crowd

If you have been to Paris, you know what Cathedrale Notre Dame is like.  Its magnificence makes it a magnet for tourists.  Endless queues snake towards its doors as people wait to go inside and up the tower.   Like all … Continue reading

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Happy Paris Anniversary

This weekend one year ago Alicia (middle daughter) and I arrived in Paris.  I am celebrating the anniversary with a slice of “Opera” cake from Wild Bakery (to be eaten later) and a look at the drawings I have done … Continue reading

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Irresistible Blanche

Place Blanche bursts into technicolor life as dusk deepens into evening. As I have mentioned in past posts, Place Blanche is decrepit during the day.  (Perhaps it was always so, even in the late 19th century.)  Iconic Moulin Rouge in … Continue reading

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Walk

The pedestrian signal is green, inviting me to cross Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville and perhaps traverse Pont d’Arcole to Ile de la Cité.  And really, is there any better way to explore Paris than to walk? The two small … Continue reading

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Rhapsody in Gold

On 22 October 2016 I wrote in my journal, “Sigh!  I sure am feeling lazy.  I don’t really want to go anywhere”.  However I forced myself out of my little apartment on rue de Poitou and set off for an … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Wall

Once upon a wall there was a corroding remnant of street art.  Only a head and shoulder remained.  Whatever the rest of the image was had long gone.  It had presumably cracked up then flaked off, washed and blown away … Continue reading

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