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 →
Being a pedestrian here in Europe isn’t anything worth writing a long story about. It’s quite normal in fact, we are keen on using our legs and walking here. Mainly in a big City. Before I became gluten intolerant, I used to roam the streets in search of fresh bread (not a long quest in... Continue Reading →
Paris, June 2017. The bouquinistes are street booksellers along the Seine. There were declared a Unesco World Heritage. The term appeared in the French dictionary in 1789 but the norms about the sizes of the boxes and the rules of conduct are fare more recent. In the past, the locals used to shop for used... Continue Reading →