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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An exciting new Paris exposition ‘Art Liberte’ will soon open at Gare de l’Est. On view; 30 large original concrete slabs from the infamous Berlin Wall, …SEE PIX BELOW! ..each has a highly creative, unique and powerful signature design. (I like the Hindenburg themed one)…choosing Gare de L’Est was symbolic, it’s the traditional historical ‘bridge’ […]

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An exciting new Paris exposition ‘Art Liberte’ is set to open at Gare de L’Est. On view; 30 large original concrete slabs from the infamous Berlin Wall, …each has a highly creative, unique and powerful signature design. (I like the Hindenburg themed one)…choosing Gare de L’Est was symbolic, it’s the traditional historical ‘bridge’ between France […]

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Is it unforgivable to suggest Paris is little more than an assemblage of gardens? A unique, creatively wrought and highly imaginative sprawling collection to be sure and, one which includes as representative examples, the over-sized, the small, the ornate corporate and pedestrian, the well-trodden but also –and here’s where you need hyper-vigilance, the private, hidden, […]

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  Is it unforgivable to suggest Paris is little more than an assemblage of gardens? A unique, creatively wrought and highly imaginative sprawling collection to be sure and, one which includes as representative examples, the over-sized, the small, the ornate corporate and pedestrian, the well-trodden but also –and here’s where you need hyper-vigilance, the private, […]

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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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Paris’ last VESPASIENNE (rhymes with Parisian) or ‘outside urinal’ on boul. Arago. This lonely green, slightly rusting hulk is perhaps the last of its breed. Named after the Emperor Vespasian, and dubbed ‘pissotieres’, they were once part of Paris’ response to a city on the go, or rather a city that just had to ‘go’! […]

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