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Kids from a Kassel

Today’s birthday boy did not even have to wait for his baptism to be called a Christian.  That’s because his name was Christian Kassel.  He was born on September 29, 1861.  762 more words

SIX BROTHERS – a true story

“Hercules,” André Brink writes in his book Midi, “was the first famous traveler in Provence.”  We read this with irony – is it myth or legend?  440 more words



Fifty kilometres south of Strasbourg set in the foothills of the Vosges mountains, Ribeauville, is a magical French town in the region of Alsace-Lorraine. On the drive into Ribeauville, one would be forgiven for feeling a tinge of disappointment as a casino comes up on the left and a children’s amusement space with bright lights leaves one to wonder if… 697 more words


Blast from the Past

I’m currently on the brink of another visit to Aix-en-Provence and I’m reminded of one of the major reasons I enjoy visiting France so much—particularly out of season. 785 more words