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Il pleut en février

It’s only February 5th and I’m already googling “when does it get warm again in Paris?”

The days of multi-layer outfits and constantly checking for hat, scarf, gloves and coat before I leave the apartment, seem endless. 474 more words

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400 years apart...

Bibliothéque Nationale de France in Paris by Henri Labrouste  (1862-68) and Basilica San Lorenzo in Florence by Fillippo Brunelleschi (circa 1420) 

Europe-Travel Diaries

Thursday in Paris: Two Exhibits

So: AAC, CPA and I are still in the afterglow of our magical week in Paris. I’ve shared a lot of it with you already, but I wanted to tell you about two exhibits we saw last Thursday – our last day in Paris – which were as different as night and day, but equally valid and important. 684 more words

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Il Governatore scrive al Rey

Ugo de Moncada, Governatore delle province della Calabria, agli inizi del ‘500 inviò da Cosenza una lettera al Re di Spagna Ferdinando il Cattolico 

Brandelli di storia della città di Cosenza, dispersi nel corso dei secoli e a volte salvatisi fortuitamente, possono trovarsi nei luoghi più impensati. 458 more words

'La France d’Avedon, Vieux monde, New Look' / 'Old World, New Look, the France of Richard Avedon' exhibition

For the first time, the BnF is exploring the unique relationship that photographer Richard Avedon built up with France. Famous right from the outset for his fashion photographs, Avedon developed an outstanding life’s work which was influenced in no small part by his many French encounters. 66 more words

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In the Archives...

My research took me to Paris earlier this year. You can read about my experiences working in the French national library in a post I’ve written for the French History Network blog. 8 more words

Shyness

Vintage Books: Forgotten Gems Now Discoverable in the Digital Library

‘Mark Twain once famously said:

there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering, and that was the fact that it is past and can’t be restored…

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