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Attended Handelshögskolan Göteborg
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There is of course a lot to be said about Claude Monet (1840-1926) and his long career, but here I would like to concentrate on his “Paris production”. Actually, he hardly had any own and long-lasting addresses in Paris, although he was quite present – and active – especially during the years ...
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I already talked about Hector Berlioz (1803-69) some five years ago (see here), when I made a number of posts about the Montmartre Cemetery. Yes, that's where he's buried. The present tomb replaced and older one in 1970. Widower twice , both wives are also buried here.
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One reason was to allow the grand-kids (and ourselves) to visit one of Europe's largest aquariums, situated in the old port. It was created in 1992, as part of the celebration of the 500 years since the Genoa-born Christopher Columbus (re)discovered the new world. The architect was Renzo Piano ...
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Yes, I held the camera straight! :-) One morning, the sky was grey, so we decided to go to Pisa, where some of us hadn't yet been. We actually met heavy rain on our way, but the sky cleared up soon after our arrival. Yes, the tower is leaning… more or less visible, depending on from where you ...
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When you decide, months in advance, for a region and a place where to go, a house to rent for family holidays, using Internet, you are always a bit anxious to find the “reality”. Once again we were far from disappointed. Once more we had chosen Italy. We were especially curious to see the ...
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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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Due to the rainy weather, people seemed to have chosen to spend the day or some hours at the Louvre – the lines were longer than usual. After all, they had to stay outside for quite a while, under umbrellas, before entering the pyramid. (There are slightly quicker and more weather-protected ways ...
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Rue Chaptal is one of many similar looking, mostly nice, streets in the 9th arrondissement. As a lot of the streets here, very popular among 19th century and early 20th century artists, it has much of history, partly still visible, especially behind the facades and in the small alleys leading to ...
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One of the most famous villages on the Liguria coast, the Italian Riviera, is Portofino, not easy to reach on, at the end, some narrow roads. Awaiting a free parking place, the last kilometer took about an hour. Once you are there, you realize however clearly that it was worth a bit of patience ...
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To visit what is referred to as “Cinque Terre” was a major reason for our choice of the place for our summer holidays this year. We have several times passed by, either on the highways or by train; in both cases you only get some very short glimpses (especially the train spends 90% in tunnels), ...
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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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Retired Swede, living in Paris since 1974.
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2 kids, 2 grandkids
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    MBA, 1967
  • Hivitfeldtska Göteborg
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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