St. Eustache

Visited Église St. Eustache, an impressive work that marries gothic architecture and rennaisance detail and covers under its towering rooftops a vast, intricate web of arches that shelter Rubens artwork and intricate stained glass windows. In its day it was clearly an elaborately adorned testament to the political and cultural power that its worhsippers bore….

Walk through Paris at Night

I am thankful for how Paris conforms to the stereotype of being a city of love. Well, some of the time. For most of the time, it simply is a collection of urban spaces as mundane as any other. I’ve been to quite a few cities and very few of them (ad most of them…

opportunity to study in france

Came across some opportunities to study in Nantes at Masters level and in English. The English version of the site is discreetly positioned on the right hand side of the page – click here

Robert Doisneau Photography Expo – Free!

An expo of Robert Doisneau’s photography of Les Halles is currently showing at Hotel de Ville, for free. The most famous of his photographs has to be the kiss in front of hotel de ville. I’ve pencilled in a visit and cannot wait to have a peak: Details of the event —- From 8 Feb…

infectious little pop song

it’s not clear to me why – but this repetitive, silly little pop song has proven to be quite infectious indeed. I’ve caught it beginning to play in my head at the most awkward of moments. oy vey!

The Artist – the score, oh my, the score!

So, ‘The Artist’ is all over the news after its history making winnings at the OScars over the past weekend. Among the barrows of awards that the film walked away with was one for the music score, which is quite beautiful – judging from the few pieces of it that h I’ve stumbled across. I…

église St. Ambroise

Discovered a beautiful sacred space in the 11eme, built in the 19th century. It also has a small garden in front of it that was apparently donated by local residents in appreciation of the Catholic church’s work in providing social aid and welfare assistance. The few stained glass widows are impressive depictions not only of…

Reviving Recipes: Boeuf Bourguignon and Tart au citron

This past weekend I was in the role of nurse, and tried my hand at a few recipes to help my partner revive from a very bad cold. He is clearly much bette rnow because we had a fight yesterday. Good to see that he is back to his old self and strong enough to…

Présidentielle 2012

57 more days to go to the first round of the elections, and the ‘Présidentielle’ is delivering formidable testament to the good quality of political debate in France (and entratainment value). Older French people I know tend to disagree about the quality of political discourse. They say that there was an era when l’homme politique…

David Guetta as a Saturday Jog Soundtrack

It’s a mild Saturday morning and nothing could be more fitting than planting my running shoes and going for jog. I’m taking one of France’s main exports as jogging music – David Guetta.  I believe he holds an advanced degree (Phd?) from  the University of Paris X. He is quite an interesting pop culture phenomenon who…

Dalida to bid the week adieu

The weekend beckons after an exhausting week! Can’t wait to finish emailing, uploading, downloading, printing papers and other random things. Only then will the weekend begin in earnest. In the meantime, what is a more ‘absolument fabuleux’ way to embrace it but darling, dearest Dalida. Still sounds danceable in 2012: