Category Archives: Paris

Paris: city of booksellers?

Those Left Bank book stalls in Paris [Bouquinistes] filled with First Editions and rare collections of poetry and are in trouble: books aren’t selling so well, and plastic Eiffel towers are doing better. What happens next? …Paris city hall, alarmed … Continue reading

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The new ignorance?

From the IHT “In proposing a tax-cut law last week, Finance Minister Christine Lagarde bluntly advised the French people to abandon their “old national habit.” “France is a country that thinks,” she told the National Assembly. “There is hardly an … Continue reading

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Not forgetting…

Sing along here Or come to London next year for new songs from an old, old story – now updated to Nazi-occupied Paris.

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France: How to Live There in Print

How to live in France just by reading Picture from Treviso “Francophile porn: Living the ex-pat fantasy Before I had the inspiration of writing posts on the geography of different regions as a way of learning about France, I considered … Continue reading

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Property Update

“Prices start from approximately £220,000. Mansoori-Dara says that the same apartments in London would be ‘at least’ triple the price. ‘The property market in Paris is still hugely undervalued,’ he adds. According to foreign exchange specialist Currencies Direct, a three-bedroom … Continue reading

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After Paris

Several lifetimes ago and on a different continent I was a futurist, which meant I divined the data-leaves in the bottom of the digital tea-cup. Social trends, changes in behaviour, fashion and technologies was my thing. The arrival not just … Continue reading

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The Last Photograph

Over there, it is over there Pont Neuf, looking somewhere Seeing Notre Dame To Père Lachaise Cemetery, because I thought Susan Sontag was buried there; actually she’s in Montparnasse. Like Notre Dame this is as multi-national and camera heavy as … Continue reading

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Novels that change things

Notre Dame: the VIPs are up the tower; outside all is photography. Here too, of course “It is divided into three parts, the University, the Citie, and the Town by the noble river Sequana, commonly called la riviere de Seine, … Continue reading

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Intellectual Life Before Dan Brown: Official

A modern Scholar in the Marais An older one, sans wi-fi “I enjoyed one thing in Paris, which I most desired above all things, and oftentimes wished for before I saw the citie, even the sight and company of that … Continue reading

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Monday In Search of Collective Experience

The Sphinxes behind the Pyramid “Today it Rained,’ Joe Turner, Three Days of the Condor, 1975. More Cult Members There are even traces at the Bar “Three” Home at Last

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