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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Paris has just opened Mediatheque Francoise-Sagan…the capitol’s 2nd largest (@ 4K m2). The facility has 77K books & 10K CD’s and other impressive stats and services*. BUT!  The real story for me is its history…long, long ago in the early swirling mists of French history the area where the Mediatheque stands was a farm, ..long […]

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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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