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A Parigi con Magda : L'Opera Garnier

Questo è un must, una di quelle infinite cose da vedere assolutamente quando si visita Parigi. Da non trascurare il fatto che il bus che dall’aeroporto Charles de Gaulle vi porta a Parigi si ferma proprio qui, accanto all’opera Garnier. 253 more words

Paris

the Parisian home 

Because there’s no place like home, I decided to showcase a Parisian style abode while traveling abroad. Our friend Mark, graciously hosted us in his breathtaking apartment in the trendy 10th arrondissement of Paris’ Rive Droite. 158 more words

Show And Tell

City of Lines

Not long after I arrived in Paris in 2016, I caught two trains to Manchester for a weekend to run 10 kilometres in an elephant suit. 1,240 more words

Paris

Histories and Mysteries - Place St. Sulpice

Exploring New Neighborhoods – St Sulpice

 

Like most large cities, Paris is subdivided into functioning neighborhoods—communities containing all the resources supporting daily life.  It will take us years, if ever, to become acquainted with all of Paris’ neighborhoods.  968 more words

Paris

Paris Surprises - What's in a Name?

October 3, 2017  Surprises: Place de l’Estrapade

 

Paris is full of surprises, often where they’re least expected.  The other day, Nancy and I set off to revisit the haunts of our first shared visit to Paris in 2013, rue Soufflot, which runs from the Pantheon down a broad avenue to the Jardin du Luxembourg.  1,054 more words

Paris Streets

Paris -- City of Light

Paris, Ville Lumiere,  Tuesday September 26, 2017

I have always wondered how Paris got this nickname.  (Apparently one explanation has to do with Paris being the first European city to light its streets, with tens of thousands of gas lamps, in the mid 1800s, thanks to Haussmann’s public works, and miles of gas lines being laid underground during the Baron’s massive demolition  of over 1/5 of the city of that time, allowing massive new underground work that modernized Paris’ utilities, sanitation, and transportation… .) 2,033 more words