Todays Featured Poster • The Eiffel Tower

The iconic symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is an iron tower on the Champ de Mars. Named for the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Locally nicknamed “La dame de fer” (the iron lady), it was constructed in 1887 as the centerpiece of the 1889 World’s Fair. These giclée printsContinue reading “Todays Featured Poster • The Eiffel Tower”

Fireworks Bastille Day In Paris

A Short Story Traveling And An Unexpected Bastille Day We had been traveling through southern France for a week and intended to finish with a few days in Paris since that was where we would catch our flight home. When we planned this trip we hadn’t realized that July 14th was Bastille Day. When weContinue reading “Fireworks Bastille Day In Paris”

The Map Room

Navigating on our cellphones is great but it does have shortcomings. Over the years we’ve collected a number of maps and marked them up with attractions and routes to follow. We have also combined and modified maps before our trip to simplify understanding a place. Here we provide a number of these modified maps thatContinue reading “The Map Room”

Paris From The Seine

Cruising through Paris on the river is one of the most enchanting ways to experience this incredible city with its historic architecture, famous monuments and remarkable beauty. Most visitors to Paris will want to add a cruise on the River Seine to their plans and there are a number to pick from. Champagne sunset cruises,Continue reading “Paris From The Seine”

1965 And The 4 Minute Louvre – An Update

This was originally posted in August 2019 based on my recollection of that week. Afterwards a number of people corrected me that it was the 6 minute Louvre and supplied links to a 1990 Buchwald column similar to my account. Just recently someone forwarded me a copy of a 1965 colume (see below). Perhaps ArtContinue reading “1965 And The 4 Minute Louvre – An Update”

1965 And The 4 Minute Louvre

Shortly after graduating high school the summer of 1965 found me in Paris visiting a Parisian exchange student, Jean Paul that had spent some time with my family the year before. At the same time a classmate of mine was also in Paris with her parents. For a few days Jean Paul, Beth and IContinue reading “1965 And The 4 Minute Louvre”

The Rise Of The Electric Scooters

Economical and Convient Transportation They’re everywhere… zipping down busy streets, running on sidewalks and racing past bicycles in the bike lanes. They’re lime green electric scooters and you will find them in most large cities in France and probably most of Europe as well. You’ll see young men racing each other down streets and  couplesContinue reading “The Rise Of The Electric Scooters”

Little Pieces of Paris #1

Statue of Sainte-Geneviève by Landowski A Short Story Located just upstream from Notre-Dame there is a bridge made notable by a tall, elegant statue at its’ southern end. Examining a map, the bridge is identified as the Pont de la Tournelle and it is just another example of the shear number of remarkable sites inContinue reading “Little Pieces of Paris #1”