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Belleville street corner

Street corner view in Belleville, Paris Tweet This Post


Basilique Saint-Denis

In Saint-Denis just north of Paris, the Basilique Saint-Denis was where the Gothic style was born, and where the French monarchs were interred. Tweet This Post


Paris places

Published on August 6, 2015, by in Food, France, Travel.

 Paris sky, evening   My internet access has been limited lately. Apart from not yet having wifi in my apartment, I lost my Nokia cell phone during the taxi ride back to my apartmentfrom Suzhou train station my first evening back from France. An unplanned new expense will be an iPhone in the next week.   Aside from that, I’m finishing up my dissertation for the M.A. in Teaching English for Academic Purposes, my title being Teaching English for Art History in a Chinese Context. The due date is September 1.   I will continue over the next couple of weeks to share photos from my trip to France. Below are some of my favorite places during my 8 days in Paris.      Restaurant Chartier, the “good value” restaurant I fondly remembered from my student days. I ate my first dinner there after my arrival in Paris.          The Paris Metro – a world unto itself. If you’re in the right mood, the mazes of corridors and “correspondances” can be fun in a dizzying sort of way.          I spent a lot of time in the Metro, thanks to my 3-day Paris Visite pass.          The covered passages or shopping arcades of Paris date mostly from the early 19th century. My favorites were the consecutive Passage Verdeau, Passage Jouffroy, and Passage des Panoramas, centered around the Grands Boulevards.          The Blé Sucré bakery on Square Trousseau came



looking up

Published on April 30, 2015, by in Architecture, Shanghai.

a view up into the dizzying heights of a Shanghai skyscraper Tweet This Post


Shanghai, Suzhou Creek, cloudy day

Published on April 15, 2015, by in Shanghai.

  view from the bridge, after a long Shanghai walk Tweet This Post