Rue de L’école de Médecine – a street of many names

Rue de L’école de Médecine – a street of many names. Rue de L’École de Médecine – School of Medicine Street – is a street of many names. It is located in the Odéon and Monnaie districts of the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It meets at Rue Dupuytren and ends at the Boulevard Saint Germain. AmericanContinue reading “Rue de L’école de Médecine – a street of many names”

Luxembourg Palace – the Senate building – in Paris is undergoing a restoration

Luxembourg Palace – the Senate building – in Paris is undergoing a restoration. Previously the Luxembourg Palace, the Senate building in the Luxembourg Garden is undergoing restorations. It is located at 15 Rue de Vaugirard in the 6th arrondissement. Marie de Medicis, wife of Henri IV of France, bought the land and commissioned plans in 1612Continue reading “Luxembourg Palace – the Senate building – in Paris is undergoing a restoration”

Odeon Theatre – two fires and from local hall to European theatre

Odéon Theatre – two fires and from local hall to European theatre. Irish author James Joyce visited the Odéon Theatre on the rue de Corneille in the 6th arrondissement of Paris quite often. If not inside, then outside on the cloisters. He said of the Odéon Cloisters in 1903, ‘It was an appropriate enough meetingContinue reading “Odeon Theatre – two fires and from local hall to European theatre”

French illustrator Antoine Meurant and the streets of Paris

French illustrator Antoine Meurant and the streets of Paris. In its gallery-restaurant Le Select in Montparnasse, Paris, there is a solo collection of illustrations by Antoine Meurant.  The collection of illustrations are everyday views of Paris and Parisian streets.  Antoine Meurant has also illustrated Le Select – the American Bar and Restaurant established in 1925Continue reading “French illustrator Antoine Meurant and the streets of Paris”

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”

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!”