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Peter Olson
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”Ordem e Progresso” are words that you can find on the Brazilian flag. Do you know the origin of these words? They are inspired by the motto “L'amour pour principe et l'ordre pour base; le progrès pour but. » (Love as a principle and order as the basis; progress as the goal.) ...
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and, especially, you will find a museum / art gallery under the name of “Musée Mendjisky – Ecoles de Paris”. Maybe first some words about the building: It dates from 1932 and has as architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, together with e.g. Le Corbusier a leading representative of the between-the-wars ...
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Since some 30 years, you can find the “white men” by Jérôme Mesnager all over Paris – and also elsewhere and abroad. As with street art in general, many of the "men" appear only for a short while, others remain, like e.g. on the large mural painting (from 1995) at Menilmontant.
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I'm a member of an association with the aim to give support to Swedish artists living in France (see here). We organise exhibitions, we purchase some works which then can be “won” by the members… and a lot more. Last week there was the vernissage of an exhibition of a well-established artist, ...
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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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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 not the first time I talk about this “wall” (see here previous post), which since 2007 is redecorated about every two weeks by a street artist. It's administered by an association (yes, I'm a member), named M.U.R. (Modulable Urbain Réactif), with partners like the City of Paris, ...
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If you wish to drive in Paris, remember that only one rule is applied when it comes to priority – priority from the right. There are of course some red lights here and there, but not on e.g. Place Charles de Gaulle (l'Etoile). No “normal” round-about priority here, only priority from the right.
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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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Retired Swede, living in Paris since 1974.
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    MBA, 1967
  • Hivitfeldtska Göteborg
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Shahrisabz – Voyageurs du Monde
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Découvrez la photo de Peter Olson : Shahrisabz. Femme au marché local, Shahrisabz, lieu de naissance de Timur (Tamerlan), Ouzbekistan, sepem

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