A view from above – Eiffel Tower from the 14th arrondissement, March 2022.
Paris – City of Less Light for Christmas 2022, but it won’t dim the joy. Due to the energy crisis, the Paris 2022 festive season will have a little less illumination in the City of Light. Local authorities are reducing the amount of festive-lit decorations this year to save energy and cut costs. They sayContinue reading “Paris – City of Less Light for Christmas 2022, but it won’t dim the joy”
The Construction of Paris – building works block tourists’ views of city sites. It is mid-2022 and summer is here – and so is the return of tourists to Paris after two or more years of the Coronavirus pandemic. But, it is true that tourists cannot hide their disappointment that construction and renovations in theContinue reading “The construction of Paris – building works block tourists’ views of city sites”
The Eiffel Tower in 2022: older and taller. The Eiffel Tower in Paris turned 133 years-old on 31 March 2022. It grew older, but also taller. On 15 March 2022, with the installation of a new digital terrestrial TDF radio antenna, Eiffel Tower grew by 6 metres (20 feet), making it now 330 metres (1,083Continue reading “The Eiffel Tower in 2022: older and taller”
Avenue du Trocadéro, 16th arrondissement – October 2020.
The Joyce family moved into 34 Rue des Vignes in Passy in the 16th arrondissement on 15 April 1939, a month after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia on 15 March. It was to be Joyce’s last apartment residence in Paris. It was a small apartment, but it had far more natural light than Ludmilla’s 1920Continue reading “Apartment: 34 Rue des Vignes”
Before moving into the elegant apartment at 7 Rue Edmond Valentin in the 7th arrondissement, it required renovations, so James and Nora left Paris for a holiday in Belgium for six months. Back on the Left Bank, Joyce moved into the apartment on 10 February, after staying at La Résidence at 41 Avenue Pierre 1erContinue reading “Apartment: 7 Rue Edmond Valentin”
At the end of November 1932, James Joyce paid a one-month deposit on a flat at 42 Rue Galilée in the 16th arrondissement, not in Passy, but in the impressive Champs-Élysées quarter abutting the 8th arrondissement, and only twenty minutes, by foot, to the Eiffel Tower. The apartment was close to the Arc de Triomphe and theContinue reading “Apartment: 42 Rue Galilée”
After living in the 7th arrondissement, Joyce was disappointed at having to move to Passy, near the location of Ludmilla Bloch-Savitsky’s apartment. The Irish author Mary Colum said that it was not the cheeriest home. Joyce moved into 2 Avenue Saint-Philibert in the 16th arrondissement at the end of October 1931. The apartment was tooContinue reading “Apartment: 2 Avenue Saint-Philibert”
After renovations, the Joyce family moved into their new apartment at 2 Square de Robiac in the 7th arrondissement on 13 June 1925, just off the Rue de Grenelle. Renovations were ongoing and Joyce’s London sponsor Harriet Shaw Weaver, on holiday in Paris, was “shocked by the chaos.” But the apartment was spacious and inContinue reading “Apartment: 2 Square de Robiac”