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Pic du Jour: Street Performer, High Above Montmartre, Paris

A street-performing footballer struts his stuff high above the French capital from a small perch in Montmarte....

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Paris, From Montmartre

11 Feb 2002. Rough scan of a slide.        ...

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Jim Morrison, in Paris

Revisiting Morrison's grave at Pere Lachaise on a day that Kafka would have turned 132....

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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...

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The Penalty For Smoking In a Paris Metro

Chateau de Vincennes metro station, Paris, 16 Feb 2007....

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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(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...

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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...

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3quarksdaily: The Accidental Parisian: A Conversation with David Downie

Great wide-ranging interview with the author of Paris, Paris: A Journey Into the City of Light. What most sparked my interest was his...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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‘A Moveable Feast’, menu revised

Sticking with the Paris theme: Should publishers significantly rework new editions, in this case the ‘restored’ version of the...

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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....

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Parisian enthusiasm for tree-trimming

One way of reducing traffic on the streets of the French capital: smash the roofs and rear widows of cars when trimming trees. This...

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Among EU Capitals, Berlin’s Roads the Safest, Ljubljana’s Most Dangerous

Finally, something beyond my anecdotal rants about the maniacs that are on the roads in Slovenia. According to a study of accident rates in...

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