Weekly Photo Challenge – Community

A 60 metre stretch of road bordering the Shoah Memorial, in the Marais, once known as the Rue Grenier sur l’Eau, renamed ‘Allée des Justes‘ in June 2006, in tribute to those that did not forget the meaning of community. A pity our supreme court did. Check out more interpretations of community here PS: I…

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Power Nap!

No history lesson today. Just my envy of those that can grab a quick shut eye, any time, anywhere! I can never sleep during the day. Except when I am in a moving vehicle. Then I slide into deep slumber. Carcolepsy, I believe that is called! Doesn’t kick in when I am behind the wheel…

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A Passion For Egypt

Plundered art and antiques, should rightfully be returned to their countries of origin and displayed in situ. So I believed, very passionately, until I learned of the burning of the Institute d’Egypte, near Tahrir square in Cairo in December 2011. And of the destruction of almost all the precious manuscripts it contained. Among them, it…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Que La Lumière Soit!

No prizes for guessing where I am taking you today 🙂 Wishing you much love, laughter and light this holiday season! Related articles: The Daily Post Weekly Challenge- Let There be Light! The Light Of Faith – Ganga Aarti in Varanasi Weekly Photo Challenge – Masterpiece The Takayama Hachiman Matsuri More from Paris  

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Paris – Surprise Finds!

There is no saying what unexpected surprises await you on Paris street corners. Take a look at what I found at the intersection of Rue Aubry le Boucher and Rue Quincampoix, near the Centre Georges Pompidou! Thank you for visiting, and have a great weekend. Related articles: Dailypost Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected More posts from…

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The Pigeon Feeder Of Rue Montorgueil

It was obvious the flock knew him well. They flapped around in frenzied anticipation and then swooped down to his feet in an impatient huddle. I hadn’t noticed the arrival of the bent old man with the beatific smile until then, intent as I was on collecting supplies for our picnic on the Seine. He dragged…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon

“We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.” ~ Konrad Adenauer You can explore more horizons here Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend 🙂

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A Hi-Tech Mashrabiyya!

Drawing inspiration from traditional Islamic Mashrabiyyas (Lattice worked enclosures), architect Jean Nouvel designed this fantastic facade for the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. That elevation isn’t just decorative though. It is in fact a giant ocular device. Its several hundred light sensing diaphragms regulate the amount of light penetrating the building by altering the size of their apertures….quite…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside

Cité, the only metro station on the Île de la Cité – the island where Paris began – is better known for its original, Hector Guimard designed, sinuous green cast-iron entrance (above). But its interior is no less appealing. Until next time…..happy travels no matter where life takes you. Related articles: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge…

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