Monthly Archives: April 2007

None of them Vomits

It’s 12.00 midnight. I’m sat outside a bar wishing I could eavesdrop on the conversation around me. Down the street comes a noisy group of youths. There’s about thirty of them. My English instinct makes me put down my glass … Continue reading

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Bars

There’s never the same beers on at any of the bars I fall into. I’m traipsing around Montmartre and all the bars are consciously (conscientiously) different. There’s no uniformity, they all achieve their own style. That’s one thing I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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Traffic

Stepping off the kerb in Paris is not something to be undertaken lightly. Yes there are zebra crossings, but they don’t actually entitle you to cross the road. Sometimes the traffic stops, sometimes it doesn’t. Everything is negotiated afresh at … Continue reading

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The insight, the insight!

…or, Why Blogging is not Writing. I sit here in a bar after a few beers, feeling a little looser. I’ve enjoyed writing little snippets throughout the day but I have to write them down immediately as they pop into … Continue reading

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Tricolour

The Tricolour hangs on every public building, but there’s more than that. French civic pride; pride in their language, pride in their institutions, pride in their culture. It seems to be woven into the fabric of everything here. I can’t … Continue reading

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Dirty Old Man

I’ve said before that I have this thing about French women, but you know the scene in The Matrix….. the one with the ‘girl in the red dress?’ Well I’ve had┬ádozens of them in the few days I’ve been in … Continue reading

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L’Orangerie

I hadn’t meant to take any photos in here. It seemed pointless, but In the end I felt compelled to take this one; a section of one of the panels. I had to sit for a while gazing at these … Continue reading

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