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Unconcerned But Not Indifferent

That's the epitaph on Man Ray's tombstone at the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris. It's a brilliant turn of phrase that I'm going to try, at least in part, to incorporate into my regular day-to-day. Wish me luck. With the growing…

Reaching Out, In Paris

Today's Pic du Jour, the 394th straight and marking my 50th birthday, was snapped on the Rue de L’Ancienne Comedie in Paris on 07/07/07. I wonder if that arm is still there.

Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde would have been 159 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. The photo above was snapped in Portland, Oregon, in August. And below, enjoy a slide show featuring photos of Wilde's tomb at the Père Lachaise cemetery from a…

Quickie at The Gates of Hell

When a google doodle reminded me this morning that Rodin would have been 172 today, I finally found a use for this rainy day snippet of a bronze of The Gates of Hell that rests in front of the Kunsthaus Zurich. Aren't you glad? I am -…

My First Miss.Tic!

No, of course I'm not admitting to my first mistake. When I do finally make one however, you'll be the first to know. Promise. I've read a lot about French street artist Miss.Tic over the years, seen photos of many of her creations and…

Orozco’s Citroen and a Creative Commons Update

I've never been much of a car guy. I have one but the last time I put gas in the tank was in April. Of 2011. I didn't have my first set of wheels until I was 23, an enormous town car that I drove into the ground on the dirt back roads of…

(Mostly) Latin Quarter Bookstore Stroll

Independent bookshop subsidies? Oh yeah, I'll drink to that. During a stroll past bookshops and between wine bars stops in the Latin Quarter a few years ago, a colleague, a crusty reporter for a daily paper, told me that independent…

Seven Super Shots? You decide.

There's been a Seven Super Shots meme/challenge making the rounds on travel blogs over the past several days, started by the Hostelbookers.com blog. The rules are simple: bloggers are asked to select their own 'Seven Super Shots', one for…

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…