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Paris bouquinistes (booksellers) in the art of engraving

Paris bouquinistes (booksellers) in the art of engraving. The iconic bouquinistes (booksellers) along the river Seine in Paris have long been depicted in artwork and photography. “The booksellers of the quays of Paris in contemporary printmaking” (“Les bouquinistes des quais de Paris dans l’estampe contemporaine”) exhibition will be held in the Paris Town Hall ofContinue reading “Paris bouquinistes (booksellers) in the art of engraving”

A puzzling fresco – the Tangram Building, Paris

A puzzling fresco – the Tangram Building, Paris. The Tangram Building in Paris is a building with a large, coloured fresco in enamelled glass, in the design of a tangram. A tangram is a puzzle consisting of flat polygons, called tans, which are constructed to form shapes. The tans are used to create minimalist designs that are: ‘eitherContinue reading “A puzzling fresco – the Tangram Building, Paris”

Why Parisians adore Josephine Baker

Why Parisians adore Josephine Baker. Why is Josephine Baker still so revered in Paris?  American-born Freda Josephine McDonald (1906-1975) married her second husband, entertainer William Howard Baker, in 1921 when she was fifteen years old, keeping his name for life, despite her subsequent marriages. She first arrived in Paris in 1925 at the age ofContinue reading “Why Parisians adore Josephine Baker”

Rue Delambre and the plaques of Gauguin, Breton, and Hemingway

Rue Delambre and the plaques of Gauguin, Breton, and Hemingway. Paul Gauguin, André Breton, and Maurice Le Scouezec are just three famous celebrities who stayed in the Hotel Delambre in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. People know this by the three gold plaques, not on the façade, but in the entranceway hidden from view. Paul GauguinContinue reading “Rue Delambre and the plaques of Gauguin, Breton, and Hemingway”

The Writing on the Wall – Rimbaud and his Drunken Boat – delicious jam for good poets!

The Writing on the Wall – Rimbaud and his Drunken Boat – delicious jam for good poets! The writing on the wall is impressive, poetic, and emotive – for all to see, to read, and to enjoy. It is a poem bearing ‘delicious jam for good poets.’ Rue Henry-de-Jouvenel is a street in the 6th arrondissementContinue reading “The Writing on the Wall – Rimbaud and his Drunken Boat – delicious jam for good poets!”

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