Into the seemingly endless vault of lividity which sadly passes for Paris skies these dark, dreary days, comes the chance encounter with a throbbing, pulsating burst of brightness!  It is the Sun!  And despite being horrifically late for a  meeting, I decided to stop and grab a few frames (proof, in case my fellow reprobates […]

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NEW FEATURE#2: THE LIVES OF PARIS CARS: A CAR FOR ALL NATIONS—CHANTAL Q&A New Feature BG: Of the innumerable and truly amazing treats available to anyone sauntering along Paris streets, avenues and boulevards is the chance to come upon and appreciate the riveting and often enchanting array of cars and vehicles spanning any number of […]

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There are MANY wonderfully atmospheric places to spend time on an overcast December day in Paris….and thus to be surprised, amazed, taught, awed, etc…..–and this ‘place’ is certainly one of them. If you recognize this locale and send me a note with the answer ….you may win a small prize!  Despite many years in Paris, […]

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Taxi, Mec? (Cab Buddy?)  For those who know their history, this cab on a Paris street made me laugh and think about….History. September 6th (1914) wasn’t a great day to be in charge of the military protection of Paris. WWI was but a few weeks old and, shockingly, the Huns were threatening from the east…and […]

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NEW FEATURE: THE LIVES OF PARIS CARS: Stationary Dreams – An Insiders Q&A New Feature: One of the more amazing treats available to anyone choosing to walk or saunter Paris streets, avenues and boulevards is the chance to come upon and appreciate a riveting and often enchanting array of cars and vehicles spanning any number […]

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It’s not as if I had nothing to do, but I’ve passed tour Montparnasse (tallest building) for years and never deigned to go atop for the views. “Too touristy”! Weeell, I sit corrected. On a whim I forked out my 14 Euros and took the 38 sec ride – fastest elevator in Paris, as in […]

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Marrons (Chestnuts, also ‘châtaign‘ in French) asleep in their pod & others hanging out. 

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A sort of urban cloistered fissure, or semi hidden street in the heart of Paris which offers one of the more unique views of the ….La tour Eiffel! Square Rapp in Paris’ 7th arrondissement is the perfect example/reward for walking aimlessly in Paris. A quiet urban fissure surrounded by mesmerizing architecture (Jules Lavirotte) , a […]

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One of a bazillion mini parks in Paris….and a refuge in the Marais, Square George-Cain is a balm for soul, mind & heart. It mixes history, art and urban beauty…but one of many pauses in the ongoing beat of perpetual Paris. It borders Le musée Carnavalet, faces the Swedish Institute, is steps from the Picasso […]

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Scene Setter: Paris hemorrhages a vast, impressive population of verdant, diminutive, Edenic, if seemingly hidden, pocket-parks, which to my mind abundantly reveals the premium it places on offering readily accessible urban sanctuaries for all. My own sense is the parks (Squares, etc.) aren’t so much hidden as much as optimally placed to ensure maximum use […]

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Rue Cremieux is a gem **almost** hidden in the 12th. It is a street to saunter along as you gaze at the pastel painted wonders aligning each side and/or marvel at the highly imaginative and charming individualized touches. A cat leaping here, a bird soaring or, a trompe-l’œil tree, a Chat Noir acting as silent […]

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