Category Archives: Paris

My Invisible Cloud

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Dinner tonight at Vins des Pyrenees, a very typical French bistro on a narrow side street near my hotel in the Marais. Dark wooden panels on the walls, dark wooden tables, dark wooden chairs, simple dishes, tasteful and served hot … Continue reading

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Monday Morning

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          This morning, I got up early to ride the number four Metro to Saint Germaine des Pres. Then, winding my way through a maze of narrow streets, I found it, Dore, Dore, my favorite shop … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

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           I am in Paris alone, and I cannot think of a better way to spend this day, than letting it unfold. I passed part of the morning at my computer, transcribing notes, adding impressions Then, … Continue reading

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Memorial to the Victims of the Vel d’ Hiv

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The memorial is easy to pass without noticing, which I did, Tuesday afternoon. What I didn’t know was that there are two memorials erected in memory of the 13,000 Jewish men, women and children who had been held in the … Continue reading

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First Evening in Paris

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        First evening in Paris. Bistro Le Temps des Cerises. In a park I have seen blossoms. Cherries? I don’t know. Tulips bloomed. And lilacs, that deep French blue. I have made my way to this tiny … Continue reading

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Last Morning in Paris

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On this, my last morning in Paris, am up with the pigeons and the street sweepers, men wearing green trousers and green shirts, the green bristles of their brooms matching. I have made a promise to myself, so in spite … Continue reading

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En Ce Moment

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Late this afternoon in Paris, I accepted a ride with a stranger. As I crossed a street, guide book in hand, I saw a man, dark hair, sturdy looking, smoking and standing just behind a car parked at a corner. … Continue reading

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