Archives for August, 2005

there’s a swedish site (by photographer jonas carlson) featuring breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views of some galleries inside the louvre

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today is supposed to be blog day or was it a few days ago? or tomorrow? i’m not sure but

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[via bignewsnetwork via AFP]: The [french] government is preparing a list of strategic economic sectors in which it may act

Posted in news, politics, products, weird

tempted to put this in the “weird” category, i’m just going to leave it in “news” feeling that somehow, it’s

Posted in news, products, weird

this cartoon-like, precariously tottering tower of squished clocks sits in front of the paris train station, gare saint lazare, located

Posted in paris, photos, travel and places

there was a tragic fire in a building in paris which resulted in 17 dead and 30 people injured. this

Posted in news, paris

today there’s been a lot of talk about how americans are obese. guess what? they’ve been on average obese for

Posted in daily life, health, news, people, weird

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to celebrate the end of summer with a bang, check out the festival, ‘rock en seine‘ taking place august 25

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i don’t think this drink would be that popular in english speaking countries. ya think?!! wouldn’t waiters enjoy saying, “would

Posted in advertising & marketing, food and drinks, paris, products, weird

who says france is so expensive? now you can rent a bike in lyon for just 1 euro/hour ($1.22/hour). with

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the bright orange bag was screaming for attention…with good reason.

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, paris

popcorn, in france, is obviously an american thing. rarely have i seen popcorn packaging that DOESN’T look like an american

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks

a man from the village of audruicq, in the north of france has won the french national lotto FOR THE

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In a small, quiet village in Dordogne, France (Southwest France), a British couple’s plans are currently being drawn to install

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though i’m usually not much of a soda drinker, my newest thing is ricqles (pronounced REEK LESS). though i like

Posted in food and drinks

i mean to say, SOME Dutch – and the answer to that question is definitely YES. i know because i

Posted in art/culture/design, news, people, weird

there are so many merchant signs that are from the 50’s, some even earlier than that, and i love them.

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While listening to this bluegrass/country band sing Doc Watson’s “Keep on the Sunny Side of Life” I was temporarily sent

Posted in daily life, events, music, shopping, stories, travel and places

a plane from panama to martinique crashed today in venezuela. there were no survivors. among the passengers were 153 french

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Fodor’s just posted their take on the 50 Best Restaurants in the world. Click here to: See zee list. As

Posted in food and drinks, paris, travel and places

Thought it was time to post another cute picture of Lulu playing in a field of hay. see? dogs DO

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats

Click here to access the site Here’s a neat site of Parisian bloggers: (most blogs are in French): Les blogs

Posted in games/software/tech, paris, people, websites

no, i’m not talking about the kind in a package costing 10 centimes (10 for 1 euro at freres tang!)

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These have got to be the most dangerous (so-called) vehicles EVAR. It’s a microcar (aka voiturette) with these specs: lo-cylinder,

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This carved wooden statue of Tintin and his fox terrier, Milou, standing about four feet high, was in Antibes (near

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Socca is the crêpe’s southern cousin, so-to-speak; it’s the savory pancake of Nice made of chickpea flour and beautifully bears

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I’ve never met a French dessert I didn’t like so with me and French desserts, it’s a love affair and

Posted in food and drinks

should the cashews be called “womengirls”?

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks, weird

I took this photo of olives we helped harvest for a friend living in the Var, right before it got

Posted in food and drinks, nature, shopping, travel and places