May Day

May Day

  This year's first of May in Paris is a day I've been looking forward to—even joking with a friend about it just before taking off.  Somehow I've never been in France on this day, always leaving before or arriving after,…

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Paris Detail: Pont Alexandre III

Paris Detail: Pont Alexandre III

  The past week has been painfully cold, and I've spent much of it huddled under down and cashmere blankets plus double layers of cashmere cardigans and shawls.  I've come down with and survived a sore throat and cold.  And throughout…

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Paris Detail: Le Louvre

Paris Detail: Le Louvre

  Yesterday I finally parked myself at the end of an obscenely long line to get into the Pyramid.  How I detest lines, especially to get into museums, which is a significant part of the reason I have so many…

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Storm

Storm

  Yesterday, weather worthy of fairies and witches rushed over Paris.  Some of what I'm about to tell you will sound impossible—it certainly felt impossible—but there it is.  The magic of Paris spring. It started while I was in my…

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