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Ireland is a rather small island. In some two or three hours you can reach the opposite coast. So, I took the bus from Dublin to Galway, where another bus took me around Connemara. Connemara derives from the Irish “Conmacne Mara”, “conmacne” being an old tribe and “mara”, the genitive of the ...
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There is of course so much to be said about Dublin. It's not – only - a city of pubs. Maybe we could start with some views of the bridges over the River Liffey which runs through the city centre. They are from all periods, including the most recent one, the Samuel Beckett Bridge.
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A little green space, on the riverside of the “Hôtel de Ville” (Town Hall) has recently been opened to public, at least on weekends. It was once some kind of private garden for the Paris mayor, since a couple of years used as a day nursery – and still so during the weekdays.
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Of the Paris metro entrances, the most well-known design is obviously the art nouveau ones by Hector Guimard, the first ones from 1900 when also the first metro lines, numbers 1 and 2, were opened. But of the today totally 303 stations, there are only 86 (of the initial 141) Guimard entrances ...
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Street art is getting more and more “official”. The same day I went to see an exhibition at the “Credit Municipal de Paris” (I wrote about this old institution, which also acts as a pawn shop, here and here). The previously “private” courtyard, where we can see a tower of the Philppe-Auguste ...
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Well away from where the tourist coaches will bring you... this is however also Paris. We are in the 18th arrondissement, in an area somehow squeezed in between the rail tracks leading to the Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est. I did cover it only partly during a recent walk, but hopefully enough to ...
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Since my young years I was attracted by Ireland (basically thanks to its music), but I never went, until now… and for a much too short visit. A few days experience told me that I must go back. As we know, the island is split into the Republic of Ireland with Dublin as a capital and Northern ...
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Rue Crémieux is a street, quite different from the surrounding ones in the busy area between Place de la Bastille and the Gare de Lyon, full of hotels, bars, restaurants... Here reigns a complete calm, the street is pedestrian and the little buildings are all charming, painted in different ...
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The above picture shows one of many “details” on a somewhat surprising monument to be found at the Champs-de-Mars. This is a partial copy of the preamble of "The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen” from 1789. The monument, referred to as the “Monument des Droits de l'Homme” (Human ...
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Previously, for the less lucky ones who have not managed (or could not afford) to watch, on the spot, the Roland Garros tennis tournament, there was a possibility to watch it in front of the Town Hall (see previous post). This year, you can instead do it on the Champs de Mars, in front of the ...
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I would also like to congratulate the new parents in the park and wish a warm welcome to the new-born babies! I often wondered why you never see any pigeon babies. Now, I found one, perhaps already adolescent, but anyhow! Posted by Peter Olson at 21.5.15. Labels: Batignolles, Paris 17, ...
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Retired Swede, living in Paris since 1974.
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If you visit Notre Dame (see previous posts), I have already recommended that you take a look from the back side, which I feel offers a much