Fontvieille, is a typical Provencal in appearance and atmosphere but can be touristy at times, maybe not recommended for a traveler who’d rather visit “off the beaten path villages”. 466 more words
As I wait for the bus on the sidewalk outside the Queen Anne-style building of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, I picture Gertrude Stein walking by that very spot to her research laboratory more than a century ago. 435 more words
…Alice Babette Toklas, 30, hears a bell ring.
Having just arrived in Paris, Alice has been taken to rue Madame, near the Luxembourg Gardens, to visit with her fellow San Franciscans, the Stein family, who have been living there for the past few years. 228 more words
…the earth moves.
A major earthquake wipes out 80% of the city and surrounding area, killing 3000 people and leaving almost three-quarters of the population homeless. 203 more words