Montpellier was as early as the 12 th century an important trading centre, known for a tolerant co-habitation between Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Cathares… and, later, Protestants. Bologna, Oxford, Salamanca a place you must visit, see here , Paris I got a chance to play for a brief moment, trying to remember my limited harpsichord experience from school where we were lucky to have one. Originally it stood in the garden of a maternity, but, without changing place, it was incorporated and thus saved in the wall during the 19th.
I also went to see what a couple of years ago became a national dancing centre. The buildings used to be an Ursuline Convent, later transformed to prison, to barracks…. Hotels near Paris TOP sites. Paris as seen by a retired Swede. Posted by PeterParis at Labels: Paris 8 , Paris 9 , Quartier de l'Europe. Labels: Paris 8 , Place de la Concorde. Most of the buildings along the street are from the latter part of the 19 th century…. We can find some examples of bygone and still existing businesses….
They had some tough years, destroyed the interior of the house in order to get heating material, but received visits by Max Ernst, Picasso, Braque, Juan Gris…. Other people who stayed here for shorter or longer periods: The poet Langston Hughes , the author Henry Miller — we are in the Clichy area, the painter Yves Klein ….
Barbara songwriter, singer, was born in the crossing street, rue Brochant, but spent her childhood rue Nollet before being forced to leave Paris with her parents during the Nazi occupation. Labels: Batignolles , Paris 17 , Rue Nollet. This was not my first visit to this city, so I neglected a bit the more well-known landmarks, but here are a few views from the central parts, including the new design of the railway station, rooftops, some narrow streets and alleys….
Here is a recording of one of my favourite harpsichord pieces:. On a wall of the factory you can find the remains of a "buffet d'eau", a fountain, with the bust of a woman, with a multitude of breasts, one of the images of the deity Artemis Diana , who was the goddess of hunt, wilderness… but also of childbirth. Labels: Montpellier.
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New deals listed every day. Just two hours from Paris via an air-conditioned train, Trouville was just the cool alternative our hot Paris summer ordered. Bagpipes led Sunday parades as the weekend featured the blessing of the fishing fleet. Linda, founder and director of Centro Pokoli with her husband Sergio, remains a profilic award-winning and praised writer; See Thomas Kennedy comments below-bravo.
She gets involved with several characters who may or may not be very upright. Suddenly, a murder. Linda will be in Paris the end of June to teach at a writing project in Montmarte. Jim and I still marvel at our trip and will post photos and more travel on this blog. Mercifully our hotel was a brief walk from Gare Orte. Mangia, Mangia, too much eat, eat! Bread, pane, is different in Italy, unsalted.
In the early middle-ages the rulers of Pisa cut off salt supplies lines from the coast in retaliation of a fall out with their rival in Florence. Not Jim, he poured olive salt onto a plate, sprinkled salt then dipped the bread. During an afternoon camminare-walk, we stopped for tea at a local bar-cafe.
No dinner that night, books, early to bed, up early for another colazione the next morning. Sergio was coming to fetch us for Vitorchiano! Now another English speaker has joined, learning to paint from an elegant spirited French woman and improve language skills too.
They spend their weekdays in Rome, Linda teaching, Sergio working as a functionnaire. Something purple, something new, Michael Leavy tried and loved Moutarde Violette, one of the many varieties of French mustard. I could walk around this city all day, everyday and not get bored.
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There seems to be a lot of construction going on right now. Popular social networks made it easy for Michael to meet-up with friends. With the advent of Facebook you can meet up with people in the real world. It was a more of a challenge to get everything arranged and get everyone seated in a small area. At another gathering, he also met a couple from Guadelupe. His recomendations to first timers- walk instead of taking the Metro- you see so much more of the city. It has those little cobblestone streets, no cars, good for people-watching. Why six times in Paris?
Every corner you turn around there is somehing intersting, the store windows, buildings, the people.
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There is a lot of visual interest in Paris. Sometimes the food can be a little rich to my more subdued American diet. The French are vey acomodating if they see you making an effort and being friendly. They will start speaking in English even if you want to speak French. Will you always have Paris?
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It is comforting knowing that Paris is here, somewhat timeless, that you can come here and experince it- it has this quality of timelessness. Powered by WordPress , design by RDesign. President Macron, a brighter day in France, a brighter day across the pond Tuesday, June 13th, We like your president, my liberal friends across the pond to the United States tell me.