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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  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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Walking thru a friends garden…past the cabin round back…done it  hundreds of times but, today…I see it. First the colours hit you: those amazing tender, soft, nurturing greens. Only Nature concocts those shades. Then the ‘wonders’ start to form and sprint across your mind:…”how long has it hung there, alone, abandoned…forgotten.. (Years? Decades?) quietly awaiting […]

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THE CAR THAT IS FRANCE! Seeking French Insight? Ya better know the Iconic 2CV! Abt half the price of a VW beetle when 1st fully available, the skeletal 2 Citroën 2CV only came in grey & was first sold to farmers & doctors. 1st seen in ’38) as the Très Petite Voiture (very small car) […]

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PARIS: The exquisite Sq.Montsouris. An old, roughly-hewn, undulating uneven milti-coloured pavée road, more amusement park ride than road.   If you do ONE thing here, let this be it. One of the quintessential tiles in the magical mosaic that is Paris! ** (Look for Video & Photo-Essay on Feb 25th) If you know others in […]

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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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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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How a French Chateau resurfaced in Saskatchewan, Canada! In the 60’s the plucky pilots at Canada’s base near Marville, France wanted a spiffy ‘Mess’ so they bought an old French chateau in Montmedy from the 1600’s, took it apart & completely rebuilt it on the base (omitting 1 blank of wood!..pay attention). PROBLEM: France pulls-out […]

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New Wave Outreach: A marvelously unconventional and talented Paris family launches a unique idea; a floating bookstore-library/coffee-shop and ‘event atelier’ which offers people a place to meet, share ideas on and learn about water and the sea. The péniche ‘L’Eau et les Reves’ is the only one in the nation’s capitol (…or country). And where […]

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  French ‘Chateau’ Becomes Officers Mess, then gets Flown to Canada. Those clever Canadian pilots! CLICK ABOVE TO SEE YOU TUBE VIDEO ABOUT THE OFFICERS MESS How a French Chateau resurfaced in Saskatchewan, Canada! In the 1960’s the plucky pilots at Canada’s air force base near Marville, France wanted a spiffy ‘Mess’ so they hunted […]

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