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On my way to Italy and shared holidays with kids and grand-kids, I made a stop to visit blog-friend Jilly – once more. She lives close to the little village Gorbio, on the hills overlooking Menton. (See some photos from my first visit here.) Nobody receives better than Jilly.
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There are some 70-80 covered markets in Paris, rather few with the original 19th century design. Unfortunately the most famous one, “Les Halles” with its “Baltard pavilions” disappeared in the beginning of the 1970's. (I wrote about them, last time here). Many are quite modern where the ...
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However, so many other names and events are related to this place… With large surroundings this was previously referred to as the Clos de Saint-Lazare. (Before the creation of the arrondissements, Paris was divided in some 50 “clos” (enclosures).) The Clos Saint-Lazare was originally – 12th ...
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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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Sorry, I'm not reporting on the Eiffel Tower fireworks and concert this year...Time again for a summer break. Via the south of France, I'm taking the direction of Italy, where we have again, with kids and grand-kids, rented a house, this time just behind what is called “Cinque Terre”.
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I often claimed that nicest places to live, work… in Paris are to be found behind the street facades. Here are some examples from Rue du Faubourg Saint Denis, in the area between Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est. At no. 148 you can find what is referred to as Passage Delanos, the name referring to ...
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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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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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Retired Swede, living in Paris since 1974.
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2 kids, 2 grandkids
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  • Handelshögskolan Göteborg
    MBA, 1967
  • Hivitfeldtska Göteborg
    1962
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Ma vie est tout à fait fascinante
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Peter's Paris
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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