Monthly Archives: August 2014

Paris 2014: The Story of Joséphine

She was born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pageriex, the daughter of a sugar plantation owner in Martinique where everyone called her Rose. She moved to Paris and at the age of 16 married Alexandre de Beauharnais who called … Continue reading

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Australia Redux

My posting yesterday on our last day in Australia got me thinking about what we did the other days. All told, we spent five days (six nights) in Australia in 2011 and I uploaded eight postings that covered our experiences … Continue reading

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The Blue Mountains — Our Last Day in Australia

I mentioned to my eleven-year-old grandson the other day that sometimes I still have a posting or two to do for one vacation when it is already time for another trip. A case in point was our week-long sojourn in … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Notre Dame (again) and Monochrome Madness

I went back to my photos of Notre-Dame to find my entry to week 26 of Laura and Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge over on Leanne’s website. Leanne suggested that our entries this week be of the variety that look at … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Cruising by Notre-Dame

I mentioned in a previous post that we passed by Notre-Dame several times while on our walks around Paris last Spring. And we even rode by on a sightseeing bus once. Well, we also got to view the cathedral from … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Inside Notre-Dame de Paris

The architecture we know today as Gothic developed in France in the middle of the 12th century. The main features of this new architectural style as opposed to the old Romanesque were pointed arches, ribbed vaults, high ceilings, stained glass … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Odeon Theatre

Both the the neighborhood between Blvd St Germain and the Luxembourg Gardens and the local Metro stop on St Germain get their name from a theater two blocks from the apartment where we lived during our three-weeks in Paris last … Continue reading

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