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”

Appointments with Nature in Paris – June to August 2022

Appointments with Nature in Paris – June to August 2022. This summer, 2022, the Jardin des Plantes (the Botanical Garden) in Paris is hosting many outdoor activities for people to discover the biodiversity of the Garden and reconnect with nature. With the new ‘Les Rendez-Vous Nature’ (‘Nature Appointments’) event, there will be daily entertainment and activities fromContinue reading “Appointments with Nature in Paris – June to August 2022”

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 Eiffel Tower in 2022: older and taller

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”