I’ve been thinking back over my Paris trips in recent years, musing about the special moments, those times sans pareil. If I had to choose, which would be my peak experiences ? It’s a tough call, there have been so many magical memories … like the Vivaldi concert at St Chapelle, with the setting sun igniting the … Continue reading Signature Moments
Posts ended up reversed …. Read Cobbles, Canes & Curiosities first and Want to Buy a Piece of Paris last …. I’ll get the hang of this one day !! Continue reading OOOOOOOOOpppphhhhs
Gradually, the historic cobblestones of Paris are being torn up or paved over. Each year now, eight to ten thousand tons of then pile up. So ………… Where do the old cobblestones go? Is there a secret cobblestone burial ground in Paris? A few years back, city officials in Paris decided rather than dumping the … Continue reading Want to buy a piece of Paris?
It’s not easy walking on cobblestones. Especially with a cane. And there are a lot of cobblestones lining the narrow, winding streets of the Maris, my neighborhood in Paris’ 3rd arrondissement. Cobblestones and Paris have a long and, well, bumpy history. The famous stones have cobbled the streets of Paris for more than 800 years. … Continue reading Cobbles, Canes & Curiosities
Women (and a few men), 60,000 strong, fired the opening salvo of the French Revolution on this day in 1789. Bread – that essential staff of life – was expensive and in short supply at the time in Paris. Then reports came that at Versailles, the royal family and noble guests were feasting and celebrating. … Continue reading Women, bread and the beginning of the French Revolution