Paris’ ‘NOTRE DAME DE TRAVAIL’ …a few minutes from Gare Montparnasse is in the 14th. It is, in short, a place of worship built (1902) for the working class. The idea was to have a church which reflected the congregation and where worshipers felt comfortable praying together.   Here’s the cool part: The entire inside is […]

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Mornings in Paris are often the most magical, otherworldly, times to be out…the air, scents and sounds are enhanced and different as the city wakes and wipes the night’s sealant from its eyes. Here, veggies await the start of the day at resto on ‘theatre row’, la rue de la Gaîté.. la rue de la […]

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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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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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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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