Tag - France

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...

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 in...

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...

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...

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 typically...