Protests Against Hosni Mubarak, Paris

The chants were decisively personal – against Hosni Mubarak and his autocratic style of government. In the vicinity of the Egyptian Embassy in Paris, calls for him to step down were communicated clearly and left little room for doubt as to what protestors were calling for: – a change at the head of Egypt’s government:…

Fashion Week!

…in a world far away from exams, term papers, research reports – it is Paris Fashion Week! And, not one to disappoint, one designer that I have always been curious about – John Galliano did not disappoint – he unveiled one of the weirdly wnderful creations he is famous for, this year in the form…

Saint-Christophe

Église Saint-Christophe de Créteil from George on Vimeo. Sainte-Christophe, an intimate, beautiful church built in the 12th and 13th Centuries. One of the oldest pieces of architecture in the region around Paris…loved it!:-)

"Fave" Classic books on Paris

One of the advantages of traveling is catching up on reading – and especially on subjects you love but don;t get round to do so while in the ‘rat race”. So, I took the time away to read old books on Paris and these were my favourite classic titles: Thomas Okey – The Story of…

A warm welcome back to Paris – Chez Gladines Restaurant

After an absence from Paris, and getting to take in some sun in a much warmer part of the world, it’s good to be back in Paris. And what better way to return to PAris’ wintry climate than a hearty, warm meal at really good prices? Chez Gladines a t30 Rue des Cinq Diamants in…

Catching up on the Classics: Books on Paris (1)

This week my university studies have taken me far from Paris – all the way to West Africa. And while the programme is demanding and the schedule is a bit tight – we had a respectably long flight here and have honorable slots of personal time – so what better to do than (of course…

iPad + Apple Store,Opera Garnier = Customer Satisfaction

The Apple Store at Opera Garnier has to have some of the best service you will find anywhere in Paris. Well, in my limited experience. My views may not be representative of every customer that has ever sought the services of the Apple store here. Nonetheless, today I finally got round to purchasing an IPad…

"BoBo" Batignolles: A new favourite Parisian neighbourhood

“Batignolles” is a lively, energetic neighbourhood of Paris that this blogger is increasingly fond of as a place to go out for dinner, Sunday afternoon expeditions and the like. In the past, the neighbourhood ( a formerly separate village, annexed uder Napoleon III in the 19th century. Batignolles was also home to some of France’s…

Hemingway’s 1920s Paris!

Prior to coming to Paris, one of the books that I was most eager to get my hands on was Hemingway’s ” a moveable feast” – I had even thought of naming the blog ” A moveable Feast” before I was lovingly told that the reference would be difficult to understand and meaningless. Not that…

Jean Jacques Henner Museum

Jean Jacques Henner Museum from George on Vimeo. These are images from the Jean Jacques Henner Museum, possibly my favourite so far. It’s a tribute to one of the city’s greatest artists – who was respected as such at the beginning of the 20th century. It is clear why he built up such a reputation…