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73-Metro Music – Paris, France

Châtelet is the largest Metro hub in the Paris subway system. Many of the subway lines intersect at this huge underground shopping/transportation super center. The main lines that feed the east/west and north/south areas of Paris all connect here. These [...]

May 20, 2009 France

72-More Metro Music – Paris, France

The Paris Metro is a marvel to behold. There is always a station nearby and I have never waited more than 5 minutes for a train at any time of the day or night. The stations are well lit and [...]

May 20, 2009 France

71-It Returns – To Defy Your Hunger? – France

I don’t get it! This is an ad for KFC in the Metro stations around Paris. Does this jerk in the ad make you want to eat this sandwich? It makes me want to shove it in his Western face.  [...]

May 20, 2009 France

70-Chinese New Year – Paris, France

One thing is for certain in Paris, if you see a crowd forming down a street, go there. There will always be something interesting going on. One Sunday I was walking around Paris near the Hôtel de Ville mourning the [...]

May 20, 2009 France

69-Bon Marche – Paris, France

Au Bon Marche Grand Epicerie – Paris is the world food store to end all world food stores. It is famous for having a top quality selection of gourmet products from all over the world. Foodies can go crazy in [...]

May 20, 2009 France

68-Jeans From France?

Back in 1495 Henry the 8th of England used rolls of cotton cloth made in the city of Gênes, France (pronounced ”jeans” and “France” – ha) to decorate his castle. “Jeans” now became the common word for heavy cotton cloth. [...]

May 20, 2009 France

52-Mirrors – Paris, France

Paris is a gumbo of architectural styles. This new mirrored building was built across the street from a classic Parisian structure. It’s easy to see how this new design complements the neighborhood.   [...]

April 21, 2009 France

51-New Orleans Jazz – Paris, France

Music can often heard in places you wouldn’t expect in Paris. I was walking across a bridge on the Seine River when I heard some very inventive mainstream jazz. I spotted this Black tenor sax player standing in the middle [...]

April 21, 2009 France

50-Crane – Paris, France

Most of the buildings in Paris were built several hundred years ago and thus have very narrow stairwells and hallways, and no elevator. If an elevator has been added, it is very small and only fits a couple of people. [...]

April 21, 2009 France

49-Napoleon Tomb – Paris, France

For more than a decade, Napoleon and the armies of France took control of most of Europe by conquest or alliance. Even though he got is ass kicked at Waterloo, the French still love their Napoleon. There are three tombs [...]

April 21, 2009 France