Sweet Freedom The other day, I found a map describing the state the freedom of Information, put together by Reporters Without Borders. I haven't yet been able to suppress the picture from my mind and I thought that my last post for 2018 would have to be dedicated to freedom of information and freedom in... Continue Reading →
And being a cyclist too. I'm reacting to a comment by my friend Heide in one of my previous posts where she pointed out that she wasn't cut out for cycling in Paris. But cycling in Paris doesn't mean that you have to throw your bike at speeding cars moving in the opposite direction with... Continue Reading →
A visit to Rosa Bonheur's Chateau near Fontainebleau. Bonheur's (literally "happiness") life wasn't quite happy to start with. Later on she became a very famous painter. Mostly in the US and the UK. Her biography was written by Anna Klumpke, her friend and partner. Her workshop. Unfortunately, only — unfinished — painting is on display... Continue Reading →
Symphony in green. Now that Winter is closing in, it's time to raise our glasses to 6 months of exceptionally hot weather as was never witnessed in the past 100 years. Here's to global warming (after all, no one is doing anything about it, so might as well make the most of it).
The Paris Philharmonie (with an "e") is a brand new building by celebrated Architect Jean Nouvel. I had wanted to visit the building for a long time. Rooftop discussions on Escherian-type tiles. A few moments before the event, all started to move towards the huge Pierre Boulez Concert Hall for a not-to-be missed gig by... Continue Reading →
Tour Denecourt in Fontainebleau. June 2018. For more information about it check Denecourt and his footpath (in French) and a stub in the local Wikipedia about the tower. The latter states the tower was destroyed in 1878 in an earthquake. Well... not sure about Fontainebleau being on the San Andreas fault yet. But other sites concur... Continue Reading →
The E.N.A (National School of Administration) in Paris is located in the former buildings of the so-called "Colonial School". Fig trees and Moorish buildings would give you the impression that you are out of this part of the world, in Algeria [Sept 2017] Even closer to my block of flats, St Dominique, a church which... Continue Reading →
Following in Krista's Winnipeggian — not sure about the adjective — footsteps, only under slightly milder climes, here is the exact oppositre of the empty streets of the Capital of Manitoba in the midst of Winter, even though I managed to find an angle in the following picture, which would give you the wrong impression... Continue Reading →