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!”

La Rotonde renovations, June 2020 – still a sign of the times

La Rotonde renovations, June 2020 – still a sign of the times. There is no direct mention of James Joyce visiting La Rotonde brasserie on the Boulevard du Montparnasse, nor is it mentioned in any of his books. It is on the edge of the 6th arrondissement, where the 14th arrondissement begins. Facing La Rotonde isContinue reading “La Rotonde renovations, June 2020 – still a sign of the times”

Paris Left Breathless – The Beatles and Club Castel in 1965

Paris Left Breathless – The Beatles and Club Castel in 1965. The famous Club Castel on rue Princesse (Princess Street) in Paris continues its nightclub tradition – but nowadays there is more emphasis on the bar and restaurant. Jean Castel established Castel in 1961 as a private nightclub for the rich and famous. It wasContinue reading “Paris Left Breathless – The Beatles and Club Castel in 1965”