Monthly Archives: June 2014

Paris 2014: A Tale of Two Temples

The architectural style known as Baroque had its zenith in the 17th century and then gradually developed into the style we know today as Neoclassical, the style so often seen in our city halls and county courthouses. Two of the buildings … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: What to do when it rains in Paris?

It rained a lot during our three-week stay in Paris in May. On most days it would be nice in the mornings and the weather would be mostly clear by 9 pm. But in the afternoons and early evenings when … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Arab World Institute

We had a few sunny days during our third week in Paris and on one of these days my wife and I and our Belgian friends George and Jacqueline who came down from their home in Nivelles to visit us … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Jan Vermeer and The Monuments Men

Jan (aka Johannes) Vermeer was an obscure but now renowned Dutch painter of the 17th century. Only 35 of his works (some experts say 37) are still in existence and two of them sit side by side in the Louvre. … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Paris is the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower stands in the 7th arrondissement of Paris and except for the Golden Dome of Les Invalides under which Napoleon lies forever and Rodin’s garden across the street where Rodin lies forever it is just about the only … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Clock at the Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay is the major museum in the sixth arrondissement of Paris. It was originally built in 1900 to be a train station but was closed in 1939 when its platforms became too small for the long trains of … Continue reading

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D-Day and Cousin George

My Dad’s cousin George jumped into Normandy on D-Day, 70 years ago today. George is the youngest son of my grandfather’s younger brother Everett. His full name is George Duncan Dwyer (Duncan is his mother’s maiden name) but his buddies … Continue reading

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