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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

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