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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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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Visiting France/Paris? Cool website lists 100’s of FREE outdoor’ish kinda things to do… Hikes, Forests..in French but navigable (esp w/Google Translate). As my rather savvy best friend quips…..“any moron can pay”!  I’m here if you’ve questions.  Have yet to master adding URL in the FLASH box, so please cut & paste! http://www.aev-iledefrance.fr/loisirs-nature/nos-parcours-en-foret  

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Paris & the rising lamp-posts on the Pont du Carrousel. Imaginatively designed to rise & fall, & not block views of the Louvre! Majestic telescoping street lamps (by Art Deco designer R. Sube). While a great plan on paper, it didn’t fare too well in reality. As just prior to the mechanisms being set to […]

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