Monthly Archives: November 2011

Your Paris

Now it’s November and Paris is gray and thick. I find myself wading through fog like a little piece of ham, floating in a city that has turned to pea soup. Most days I walk around like I’m living some … Continue reading

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Privilege in Paris

I. On one of my first afternoons in Paris, I walked with Emily to the boulangerie my friends and I now affectionately call the maison jaune for its yellow awning. Emily was wanting lunch. As we walked in, I examined … Continue reading

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mini city

There are a lot of not-so-great things about living in the 20th arrondissement. But what makes up for most of it is living right down the street from one of my favorite places to be a flâneur: le cimetière du … Continue reading

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“Heaven and Hell Cafés”

(Not an “official” blog post, but thought this would be worth sharing. Fitzgerald mentions these Montmartre cafés in “Babylon, Revisited” though at the time of these photos I believe they were a kind of night club thing.) “L’Enfer was a … Continue reading

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While Walking in the City

There are many stark differences between New York and Paris, particularly the many striking qualities that separate Parisians from New Yorkers in terms of mannerisms and habits. Immediately upon moving to a new place the cultural analysis begins and the … Continue reading

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