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Still life with mannequin and wine bottle

Have you ever seen a mannequin with tan lines? Seen in 'Allo Robert' in Menton, France, currently my favorite antique/junk shop in the world. 21-July-2011 Menton 002, originally uploaded by pirano.

Wilde Tomb

I was in Paris for five days last week - mostly work, little play - but did make the time to finally visit Père Lachaise, the cemetery where Frederic Chopin, Gertrude Stein, Jim Morrison, among other luminaries, are buried. The most…

Dig it! Paris Considering ban on SUVs

An idea that needs to spread throughout Europe. Although given Slovenia's collective car fetish, I can't imagine anyone in Ljubljana with the cojones to propose it. Via Inhabitat and Autoblog Green: Denis Baupin, an environmental…

Magnum Gallery Opens in Saint Germain des Prés

Via Artdaily: On Friday, Magnum, the legendary photo collective founded by Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa and others, will opened a gallery in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, in the former exhibition spaces of Robert Delpire, one…

July pic(k)s

I felt like singing Free Bird when I spotted this sculpture on the back of a building on the Rue Guilleminot in Paris. My absolute favorite for the month was this one, but I posted it here already. Twenty personal favorites from July, shot…

‘A Moveable Feast’, menu revised

Sticking with the Paris theme: Should publishers significantly rework new editions, in this case the 'restored' version of the Hemingway classic, A Moveable Feast? Hell no, says A. E. Hotchner, a friend of Hemingway's and author of the…

SAS strike in Paris

Stumbled onto this on my way out on Sunday evening (19-Jul) at about 7 pm, striking SAS workers at De Gaulle's Terminal 1. Day 4. Definitely livened the place up. Those who are down on the French for their language skills will be happy to…

Empty Prayer, Empty Mouths

No, this has nothing to do with McCain-Palin. Here's a silver anniversary memento I'm looking forward to: a remastered two-CD 25th anniversary edition of REM's Murmur, their first full-length release, to be released just in time for the…

30 Second Cheap hotel Advisor – Paris

Hotel De La Paix 19, rue du Gros Caillou - 75007 Paris I liked this place! Located on a pleasant and quiet street in an otherwise fairly lively neighborhood --a couple minute walk from the Parc du Champs de Mars, and perhaps 10 to the…

French baggage

More organizing -- here are a few bottles from a recent trip to Paris, and again seeking thoughts, experiences etc. - Pierre Charau Chateauneuf du Pape 2004 - Chateau Haut Padarnac Pauillac 2004 - Cheval Noir St. Emilion 2002 - Cuilleron…

Gadling pic of the day

reaching out, originally uploaded by pirano. Another Gadling Photo of the Day. I liked this one too. And I really liked those pants. Anyone know where I can buy a pair? Paris, 07-Jul 2007. Another in my humble contribution to the 07-07-07…

Lest we forget.

Lest we forget indeed. Today marks the fourth anniversary of a profound day in recent U.S. political history, one that clearly illustrated the asinine adolescent pathetically juvenile depths to which debate has sunk in BushLand. And…

gates of hell – February pic picks

February begain with the tail end of a brief visit to Vienna, and included a r/t train trip to Paris, where I found myself standing before the gates of hell on an unseasonably warm winter day. From my personal favorite pics shot last…