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48-Notre Dame – Paris, France

I went looking for the Hunchback today but he was on strike – a typical event here in France. I did find his hideout and it is a breath taking structure both inside and out. Notre Dame de Paris is [...]

April 21, 2009 France

47-Champs-Élysées – Paris, France

The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris that stands at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. It is one of the monuments and grand thoroughfares on a route leading out of Paris. The area used to be a [...]

April 21, 2009 France

46-Bastille – Paris, France

                      The Bastille was built to defend the eastern approach to the city of Paris from the English threat in the Hundred Years’ War. Louis XIV used the Bastille as a prison for [...]

April 21, 2009 France

45-Jazz – Paris, France

Paris is one of the places in the world where jazz is revered. Many jazz musicians eventually leave America and take up roots in Europe – where they can be respected and make a living. After having lived in New [...]

April 21, 2009 France, Uncategorized

44-Catacombs – Paris, France

For hundreds of years, many of the buildings of Paris were build using limestone quarried from under the city. A maze of tunnels was constructed to cut out the limestone and deliver it to the surface. Around 1786 disease was [...]

April 21, 2009 France

43-Fucking Karma – Paris, France

The French are very open to a lot of things and thus allow almost anything to be advertised on television. I was sitting in a cafe eating lunch one afternoon and the restaurant had MTV France playing in the background. [...]

April 21, 2009 France

42-Louvre – Paris, France

I am guilty of art blasphemy – I went to the Louvre for less than 30 minutes. I had heard for years what a glorious experience it is to visit the Louvre and view some of the world’s most famous [...]

April 21, 2009 France

41-Architecture

Paris is a city with a diverse taste for architectural design. From the Eiffel Tower, to the Pyramids at the Louvre, to ultra modern structures, to 700 year old cathedrals, Paris has it all. Here a few photos of various [...]

April 21, 2009 France

40-Dribbler – Paris, France

Batman and his nemesis are alive and well in Gotham City – okay okay, the South of France. The usual characters in the rogues gallery – the Joker, Catwoman, the Penguin, Two-Face, the Riddler, the Mad Hatter, Scarecrow, and Clayface, [...]

April 21, 2009 France

39-Holy Grail – Paris, France

I have found the Holy Grail and it’s not where Dan Brown in his book “The Da Vinci Code” claims it is. Dan Brown got close in his book, but close isn’t good enough in the game of “Holy Grail.” [...]

April 21, 2009 France