Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Shakespeare & Co, Paris

My favorite book of this trip is “Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties” by Noël Riley Fitch. Sylvia Beach was, of course, the owner of that famous English bookstore in Paris, … Continue reading

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Driving a Classic

Most folks who know me know I love old cars and old airplanes; today I got up-close-and-personal with a classic French car, the Citroën 2CV. Last Saturday night we had a wonderful dinner; one couple there own a Citroën Deux-Chevaux … Continue reading

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More Fancy Old Rooms

After Chateau Fontainebleau we continued our week with more fancy old rooms. We love looking at these insights into the life of the rich and famous from centuries ago – don’t know why, but we do. Last Stay in Paris … Continue reading

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Chateau de Fontainebleau

Today Laurie and I went to Chateau de Fontainebleau again. This is at least our third visit (and maybe the fourth) and we enjoy it more each time. The Best Audio Guide We’ve Encountered Today we rented the audio guide … Continue reading

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Technical Problems Part II

This morning I ran into the same technical problems as I had in early July, so if pictures – particularly in the Venice post – are gone, bear with me. I’ll get them back, but it may take a day … Continue reading

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We have wanted to visit Venice for many years, and last week we finally were able to do that. Our reaction: highly mixed. It’s an amazingly beautiful city and we loved walking along the canals, but we also saw what … Continue reading

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Ever since we arrived in mid-May, Hervé Rufin has been trying to organize a Saturday night visit to the chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte for the candle-light visit. Finally, last Saturday the stars aligned and we made it. Vaux-le-Compte has quite a … Continue reading

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