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When the Paris metro system was planned by the end of the 19th century, already nine lines were envisaged – today there are 14 (or 16, if you add nos. 3bis and 7bis). There should to start be a west-east line (present line no. 1), a north-south line (present line no. 4) and a circular line.
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Anders Zorn (1860-1920) was a Swedish painter, etcher and sculptor. He had the chance of being quite successful already during his lifetime. He travelled a lot, visited the US several times and even made official and unofficial portraits of some presidents, Cleveland, Taft and Th. Roosevelt.
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I'm a member of an association, now almost 50 years old, which has the aim of giving support to Swedish artists who work in France. The name is “Association Artistique Suédoise à Paris” and you can read more about it here (if you understand Swedish or French ... or make use of the translation ...
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When you walk along the large Boulevards de Clichy, de Rochechouart… on the lower, southern borders of Montmartre (or elsewhere), you are sometimes lucky to be able to push a gate which opens, or find someone who lets you in. Here is an example. I don't give the exact address as people who live ...
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The Canal Saint Martin (see previous post) has to be emptied every 10 or 15 years for cleaning, repairs... Now it's time again. The canal looks of course nicer when it's filled with water, which should be the case again in about three months – spring time! The canal goes from the Bassin de la ...
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Perhaps too much of “parks”, but walking through “my” park, Square des Batignolles, the other day I could not resist. It started with a pigeon which was so happy to be photographed and let me come quite near for a good moment. Just to remind you about this little park on which I have posted ...
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On the stairs at the end of a little street, Rue Lemaignan, you can find the portrait of "Coluche" (Michel Colucci). He died in 1986, only some 42 years old in a motorcycle accident. He was a comedian and an actor, extremely popular, known for his irreverent sense of humour.
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The area referred to as “Plaine-Monceau”, north of the “Parc Monceau” (see previous posts), used to be more or less hunting grounds until the second half of the 19th century. There was just a little castle and the village Monceau. In 1860, when the area was incorporated in Paris and became part ...
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Place de Ternes got its name and present layout by the end of the 19th century. Most charts of Paris from previous centuries don't include or show this area, as it for long was “countryside”. Below, we can see on the chart from 1790 that the district looked quite different from now.
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The longest wall in Paris covered with street art, graffiti, can since a few weeks be found close to the “104” (the Paris City artistic centre on which I have already posted) and the Gare de l'Est shuntyard, partly on the Rue Riquet-bridge and partly along Rue d'Aubervilliers.
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At present a large number of animals are to be found in front of the Paris Town Hall. These animals have already travelled around for a while and were also present during the recent COP21 (Climate Conference) event. They are now easily visible for a while. The artist is named Gad Well.
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Referring to my recent post “Dancing in the rain”, I feel that I would like to show some more photos from my walk in the Parc Monceau. There was a special feeling with the autumn, the rain, the few people… Some people walked under umbrellas… … others looked for a shelter.
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Retired Swede, living in Paris since 1974.
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    MBA, 1967
  • Hivitfeldtska Göteborg
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