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The King Is Dead. Long Live The Herons!

The statistics are staggering for the wine auction at La Tour d’Argent, the venerable Left Bank restaurant with a 27-room wine cellar [left; photo by David Queen/Wikipedia]. The auction fetched more than a million euros, according to AFP. A bottle … Continue reading






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To Kiki the Lascivious Tortoise, Adieu

“France was in mourning today for one of its oldest and best-loved lotharios, a giant tortoise named Kiki, who died at the age of 146.”






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Ooh La La… Hero’s Welcome for Obamas in Paris

Barack Obama à Notre-Dame, arrivée du cortège. Uploaded by papyrazzi – Up-to-the minute news videos. Daily Motion: Arrivée du cortège du président américain Barack Obama à Notre-Dame. Filmé vers 20h rue Lagrange, face au café Panis. According to AFP: PARIS … Continue reading






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Imaging Paris: From Mouffe to the Marais

Rue des Rosiers. [Photo by lodrorigdzin; all rights reserved] I didn’t realize Friday night that when Alex said he dropped by Café Mouffe, he wasn’t simply humoring my imaginary conceit. He was there, in Paris, and the photos of Café … Continue reading






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Imaging Paris: Café Delmas

Delmas-mouffetard. [Photo by lodrorigdzin; all rights reserved] Here are two more of Alex’s photos shot yesterday at Café Delmas,  the inspiration for Café Mouffe. Of the shot above he writes:  “at last, at last, I have a coffee cup shot … Continue reading






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