Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 31 2014 A Wonderful Day in Paris

A Wonderful Day in Paris May 31 2014 Today, we decided to just accept the timetable that seems to be working for us – leaving the house around 3 pm and doing the things that appeal to us, through the … Continue reading

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How We See Each Other 2: The Arab World from a French Perspective

HOW WE VIEW EACH OTHER CONTINUED — THE ARAB INSTITUTE EXHIBIT ON THE HAJ   One of the hallmarks of Paris is its dense, multi-hued, poly-linguistic human diversity.  This is true in any large city, of course.  Because France had … Continue reading

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Franglish — How French People and Americans See Each Other

FRANGLISH — HOW WE VIEW EACH OTHER MAY 29 2014   One of the MeetUp groups we’ve joined here meets several times a week at different places, for English and French speakers to practice speaking each others’ languages.  It’s a … Continue reading

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A Bus Mistake and an Unexpected Day

  An Unexpected Day May 26, 2014 So today was a rainy day, and museums were open – a no brainer. One of the museum exhibits we’d highlighted on our to-do list was the Paris 1900 exhibit at the “Petit … Continue reading

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The American Church in Paris

The American Church in Paris, Sunday  May 25 2014   Nancy and I decided to attend the 11 o’clock service this morning at the American Church in Paris.  It’s a large complex on a fancy street.  We were surprised to … Continue reading

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Feasts for the Nose — Street Markets in Paris

Feast for the Nose and Eyes  — Street Markets in Paris, May 23 2014 Bakery Rue Mouffetard May 2014 Street markets abound!  Suddenly, tents mushroom where there were none before.  And then,  for a morning or a day, a feast … Continue reading

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The Lady and the Unicorn, Musee de Cluny, May 24 2014

The Lady and the Unicorn Musee de Cluny May 24 2014 (Photo from Wikipedia) I remember when I was in Paris the first time, in 1961, going to the Museum of Cluny, and falling in love with the beautiful tapestries … Continue reading

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Concert at Notre Dame Cathedral May 22 2014

Concert in Notre Dame May 22 2014    I’ve been to Notre Dame, several times.  It’s large and imposing, and the detail of sculpture across its façade and around every Gothic door frame is amazing.  Last year, for some reason, … Continue reading

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Daily Pleasures

May 20 2014 Daily Pleasures We woke up today at a normal time – Yay!  After yesterday’s long walking around the Jardin des Plantes – several hours worth – we decided to “take it easy” today, which we’re enjoying.  Tomorrow … Continue reading

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The Abundance of Creation — Visiting the Zoo of Endangered Creatures at the Jardin des Plantes, Paris

Jardin des Plantes Paris, Endangered Guinea Hen             Jardin des Plantes, Paris, endangered Asian stork with month old chick.           Dejeuner sur l’herbe, Jardin des Plantes, Paris , 20 mai 2014 … Continue reading

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