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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AUDIO PROBLEMS — HAVE A BUG!  PLEASE TRY AGAIN LATER! A DREAM STREET IN PARIS! Here’s a partial glimpse of Paris that’ll make you pack up, buy a ticket & hop the next jet here. (And…don’t forget kitty!) ….And…WHY NOT! Rue des Cite des Fleurs, in the the 17th…is a street ripe with ample charms: […]

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A series of photos of people in paris. Caught in contemplation. Photos by David Ediger – DavidEdigerDesign.com   Images were taken by David Ediger © – to see more from David, go to DavidEdigerDesign.com    

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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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Le COUR D’ALSACE-LORRAINE (12th): Just Another Paris Gem Hiding in Plain Sight! OK, this video is a tad longer than my usual posts, but le Cour d’Alsace-Lorraine simply can’t be covered with any justice in a minute. Named to honor France’s Alsace-Lorraine region, which it lost after picking a fight with Germany –the ill-advised Franco-Prussian […]

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A quick fun piece on how to recharge a brainless Smartphone in Paris! Get thee to Dupont Café, in the 1st, & charge yr APPLE I-Phone or Android/anything in 30m while you quaff that St. Emillion. The new and nifty ChargingPlace terminal is like SAMU for Smartphones (that’s ‘911’ across the pond) just slip in […]

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PARIS NEWS UPDATE: (…add old typewriter SFX) T-minus 8 to EASTER folks! The Paris pâtissier world is in max high gear…(more SFX) ..trucks crammed w/sugar, butter & chocolate rumbling thru the nite..arriving w/NASA-like efficiency…a city girds itself w/ Gandhi’esque sangfroid…kids lick magazine recipes…parents drool…dogs dream…Paris to distribute insulin to all kids 12 and under…”ooooh…the humanity”…. […]

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Le Chemin du Montparnasse, once a vital part of Paris’ Montparnasse art scene, circa early 20th Cent, (just an alleyway, really!) was also –till just recently, home to le Musee du Montparnasse –though now it is shuttered. Le Musee began life as the studio of Russian artist Marie Vassilieff, but after serving as volunteer nurse […]

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