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Bonjour, Paris!

No post yesterday because of the unreliable internet connection.  Boo!

We arrived into Paris yesterday!  Bonjour, oui oui, comment allez-vous!  I need to keep repeating the common phrases to myself because I keep slipping into “Fr-alian” (French-Italian).   188 more words


浪漫巴黎?(二)‧Romantic Paris? (2)

第3日 – 2012年5月18日




Day 3 – 18 May 2012

We went to Musée du Louvre today. When I could now go to all the places that I only saw on TV before, that feeling was quite amazing! 845 more words


Galeries Lafayette

After spending the morning fighting (yes, literally fighting!) the crowds at the Louvre we had a nice lunch at Cafe de la Paix. The aforementioned Jean Luc informed us during our bus tour that this cafe was renowned due to it’s location and often famous patrons. 172 more words


Wretched Richard's Almanac: Poets Gone Wild -- Again

September 7, 1911

Guillaume Apollinaire was an important (at least in France) poet and critic of the early 20th century. He was a fan of modern art and is credited with coining the word surrealism. 442 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Winged Victory of Samothrace

She stands there at the top of the stairs, waiting for her admirers. There is no arrogance: she is rightly deserving of their adoration. Although there were hundreds (and I am not fond of crowds, to gloriously understate my tendency to avoid great throngs of people no matter the cost), I found myself drawn to her, as well. 69 more words

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