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Peter Olson
Attended Handelshögskolan Göteborg
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It's good to have friends. Blogging has given me many. One of them is of course Virginia from Birmingham, Alabama. She has also been kind enough to recommend a number of her friends, even non-bloggers, to meet me when they visit Paris. One of them is Jeanne, who is teaching French in Birmingham ...
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Since a week or so, suffering from a flu (despite being vaccinated), now basically over, I have somehow not felt the power to work with my blog. However, my sense of duty – posting twice weekly – pushes me to something. Once more, my walks didn't bring me further than to “my” park.
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There are two buildings facing each other, Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie. One of them is quite well known to most of us, the restaurant / café “Le Procope”. It opened around 1686 and is generally considered to be oldest restaurant still in operation in Paris and with a lot of its own history, ...
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Actually what you find today underground is a combination of the sewer system and the double water supply network, drinking and non-drinking water. The same corridors and tunnels are used. All in all there are today 2.400 km (1.500 miles) of tunnels. Walking around for about an hour, ...
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A festival of graphic design is going on in Paris at the moment. Artists from 80 countries participate. It includes exhibitions, workshops… at different spots in Paris, including the Town Hall. You can read more about the detailed program here. What I show here is just what you can find on the ...
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Fox News representatives have in the meantime expressed their excuses. Excuses or not, I wonder how an organisation with such (financial and human(?)) resources, based in a democratic country, can go out with so completely, biased, erroneous and non-documented information, but somehow, ...
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Picasso came a first time to Paris in 1900, at the age of 19. Until 1955 Paris was always somehow his base, although he always moved around a lot, in the beginning back and forth to Spain, later with parallel homes and workshops on the countryside. The last part of his life he lived especially ...
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My previous blog, PHO, was in operation for a year as from March 2007. It contains similar posts as this one, basically talking about different well known or more secrete sites in Paris. You can reach it by clicking HERE.
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This is a statue, called “La Seine”. You can find it close to the Pont d'Alma. The sculptor is Gérard Choain ( 1906-88). He obtained the “Grand prix des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris” in 1962 for this one. Gérard Choain has made a number of monuments which you can find in France and abroad, ...
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My previous blog, PHO, was in operation for a year as from March 2007. It contains similar posts as this one, basically talking about different well known or more secrete sites in Paris. You can reach it by clicking HERE.
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Who was Jean Nicot? Jean Nicot (1530-1600) was a French diplomat and scholar, who for a while was the French ambassador to Portugal. There, he discovered the tobacco plant and the snuff tobacco, which was, thanks to him, soon introduced to the French court. It was immediately much appreciated by ...
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Paris has got a new concert hall – and much more – which opened last week, part of a music complex referred to as “La Philharmonie”. This new installation will be the home of two orchestras plus three associated orchestras. The major one, “Orchestre de Paris” (with musical directors like Münch, ...
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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
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Shahrisabz – Voyageurs du Monde
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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