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Attended Handelshögskolan Göteborg
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Previously, for the less lucky ones who have not managed (or could not afford) to watch, on the spot, the Roland Garros tennis tournament, there was a possibility to watch it in front of the Town Hall (see previous post). This year, you can instead do it on the Champs de Mars, in front of the ...
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I would also like to congratulate the new parents in the park and wish a warm welcome to the new-born babies! I often wondered why you never see any pigeon babies. Now, I found one, perhaps already adolescent, but anyhow! Posted by Peter Olson at 21.5.15. Labels: Batignolles, Paris 17, ...
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Yes, this is also Paris…I was a bit early for an appointment, which gave me a moment to walk around - just a little corner of - the Bois de Boulogne (see previous posts), which may be quite busy during weekends, but on a Monday… I was happy to see that the trees are growing.
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When you compare the mid-18th century Turgot (west-east looking) map with today's Paris, you can see a number of important changes: The island, “Île Louviers” (in the 15th century it belonged to Nicolas de Louviers and kept its name) was attached to the bank in the 19th century, the “Bastille” ...
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The circus was first named “Cirque Fernando”. Ferdinand Waltenberg – alias “Fernando” had created a circus in an open area in the neighbourhood, quite successful, which allowed him to finance this building. He run it until 1897, when it was taken over by a clown he had engaged already in 1873, ...
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I was surprised to find all these installations in front of the entrance to « my » park. Well, I learnt that they will disappear in “a couple” of months. It's part of the work on the extension of metro line no. 14. In this part of the city we have at present line no.
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Well away from where the tourist coaches will bring you... this is however also Paris. We are in the 18th arrondissement, in an area somehow squeezed in between the rail tracks leading to the Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est. I did cover it only partly during a recent walk, but hopefully enough to ...
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This is the third time I talk about the “104” (see here and here for previous posts), since 2008 a City of Paris artistic center, after renovation of the buildings which for more than a century had been the place of the municipal undertaker services. I return now and then for different ...
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So close to the thousands of people admiring the Eiffel Tower, lining up to climb to the top..., there is a possibility to find an absolute calm. I talked about the Trocadero gardens in a previous post, but did not concentrate on this park side, actually just behind a little walking alley, ...
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Gare de l'Est is one of the more important railway stations in Paris (see previous post). This post will be about a more specific event, but first perhaps a reminder of what the station looks like, a rainy day, from the back and from the front side. Some of the surrounding's empty facades are ...
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At the Champs-de-Mars you can find a merry-go-round, now 102 years old, with its original mechanism, its original wooden horses… It's run manually. With a little stick, the kids will try to catch some rings, which will allow them an extra round. I have added some photos from the Champs-de-Mars, ...
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Rue du Cherche-Midi could mean the street looking for the south, but it seems that it rather refers to a sundial (looking for “midi” = noon?). This one? Until 1832, the street had three names, but finally then got the present one for its total length. It's thus a rather long street, ...
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Retired Swede, living in Paris since 1974.
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    MBA, 1967
  • Hivitfeldtska Göteborg
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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