Gentle sounds of Bandura in shadow of Paris’ Note Dame Cathedral….(AUDIO IMPROVES AFTER 20 SECS – apologies!) a slice of life from the streets of Paris. I usually avoid the touristy areas on weekends in the summer but was walking home and noticed a crowd agape at this guy playing…ALSO SEE MY FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM […]

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A insider video tour of one of Paris’ off the beaten path, semi-hidden urban gems. Square des Peupliers is a fascinating locale basically in the heart of the city, the 13th arrondissement!

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BETWEEN HEAVEN & HELL: ….(This is an update to earlier essay. I recently passed the Passage D’Enfer and couldn’t resist taking a pleasing detour thru its charmed atmosphere, a virtual step back in time. One of the most amazing, and forgiving aspects of Parisian is how many interesting, entertaining and pleasing world-class activities one can […]

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Square Nicolay (17th) …is not only something to behold, but a curiosity in its own right. Firstly, it has the distinction of a Russian pedigree yet, is attached to what my decidedly untrained eye says is an English type garden. Hmmm… 2ndly, it’s not exactly on any well-trod, publicly accessed walkway

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  GOLD RUSH! Missed out on the ‘big one’ back in the Yukon days of yore!? Not to worry, you can enjoy and exult in your very own Gold Rush just by staring at this…the Dome of the Church at Les Invalides….  Yes indeed, G-O-L-D! In 1989, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the French […]

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