Tagged With "Le Halles"

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A playground on the Left Bank of the Seine

DrFumblefinger ·
    If you're heading to Paris with your family, or even if its just to appeal to the kid in you, be sure you stop by Les Berges, a mile-long play space on the Left Bank of the Seine River.     The place is laid out with play in...
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Paris opens latest version of Les Halles

PHeymont ·
This week marks the opening of the 'canopy' at Paris's Forum des Halles, the latest attempt to create a popular space where the city's markets once were.
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France's new taxi app aims to out-Uber Uber

PHeymont ·
  The French government is launching "Le Taxi," a new app that allows passengers to "e-hail" taxis from their computers or smartphones, and rate the service afterward, much like the private Uber service.   Because there are 57,000 cabs in...
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Paris to get major new modern art museum

PHeymont ·
A major new museum of modern and contemporary art, housing the collection of Francois Pinault, will open in Paris's historic Bourse de Commerce.
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787's acrobatic take-off at Paris Air Show

PHeymont ·
The big airshows, and Paris is one of the biggest, are huge sales fares for the big manufacturers and usually feature announcements of new orders and "show-off" moments for new or improved planes.   So the video above should be no surprise as...
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

PHeymont ·
We spent a day in Dijon on the way from Paris to Lyon...and were happy to have visited the medieval core and the home store of the Maille mustard folks...but we obviously missed one of the best attractions! Oh, the bread...and the cheese...and the tomatoes: a summer dream meal right there...
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful photos! Great market!! I'm ready for lunch now....
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

PHeymont ·
If you can stay for two lunches, make the next one Restaurant Stephane Derbord on Avenue President Wilson. Take the "surprise" lunch deal; it's 28€ for a 3-course lunch with a Michelin star and the friendliest husband/wife team you could imagine. The menu changes, based on the day's special (tied to the market!) and was heavenly.
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

Travel Luver ·
Love the market!!! I'm a big fan of French wine and cheese. What time of year did you visit Dijon? Also curious about the Canal walk. Was that sort of a "room" to "room" walk? Did you carry a backpack? How did your gear travel with you? How far did you go every day and how many days was the walk? Thanks for this piece.
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

PortMoresby ·
Thanks, TL. I was in Burgundy in May. Stay tuned for more, including French wine, coming soon.
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Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

PortMoresby ·
I took the train an hour from Paris, to Dijon, where I stayed a few days before setting off on a long walk along the Canal de Bourgogne, the Burgundy Canal.   I walked from Dijon-Ville Station to my hotel on the Rue des Fleurs, then continued on,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2014: A Memory of Les Halles

PHeymont ·
  Tucked into a side chapel of St. Eustache church in Paris, this statue by Raymond Mason commemorates "The Departure of the Fruits and Vegetables from the Heart of Paris, Feb. 28, 1969. On that date, Paris' famous Les Halles closed and the...
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French Riviera pied-a-terre: €1 Billion

PHeymont ·
For the price, 35 acres, 10 bedrooms, 14,000 tropical plants, and a few slices of history.
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Visual Bulimia? A Bloated Surfeit of Images?

PortMoresby ·
Moments ago a newsletter landed in my inbox from  Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, announcing its 14th edition of the Biannale of Contemporary Photography, curated by Catalan artist/curator, Joan Fontcuberta, to be held in...
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Chicken rustlers hit hip Paris recycling/dining spot

PHeymont ·
  Six live chickens have been stolen from the mini-farm that's part of a hip bar/bistro/urban farm called Le Recyclerie. The owners and authorities suspect foul play (sorry...could not resist). Security cameras will now be installed to protect...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 29, 2015: L'Écoute at Les Halles

PHeymont ·
  Listening ( L'Écoute ) by Henry Miller (the French sculptor, not the American author) was commissioned in 1986 for a plaza in the area once occupied by the central markets—Les Halles. It's directly in front of the Saint-Eustache...
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1 Million French donuts headed for Los Angeles

PHeymont ·
Not your average donut...and not from France, either.       Photo: Anna Man Michelson / Wikimedia   You didn't misread that, and we're not talking about the typical donut-shop "French cruller," either. A U.S. customer has ordered 1...
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Re: Visual Bulimia? A Bloated Surfeit of Images?

PHeymont ·
Sheer volume has become a digital-age issue not only for images. The constant flow of e-mail (more spam than real, often); tweets about celebrities' teeth, clothes and turmoil; TV and radio repetitions as well as Konstant Kardashians are serious forms of mind pollution. Sometimes it takes an extended series of images to create a picture, an insight. But too many will mask, not highlight, the point. That's why I enjoy well-curated exhibits of the work of thoughtful (not merely skillful)...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 29, 2015: L'Écoute at Les Halles

DrFumblefinger ·
I can easily see you sitting on top of that "rock", PHeymont.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 29, 2015: L'Écoute at Les Halles

PortMoresby ·
Is that one of those repurposed shipping container housing projects in the background of the bottom picture? Or what, I wonder.
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Re: Saguenay Fjord — Deep and Long but not very Tall

PHeymont ·
Thanks for this one! I was last in that area as a teenager, 50 years ago, treated to a steamer ride from Quebec with my uncles. We spent part of a day going up the Saguenay, and then stayed a few days at the Manoir Richelieux...a very ritzy resort surrounded by poor farmers. The whole trip was full of beautiful sights.
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Re: Saguenay Fjord — Deep and Long but not very Tall

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your note, Pheymont! Glad it brought back some good memories. The scenery is beautiful, like much of the Canadian Shield, with the added benefit of all those maple trees. I hope to get there in September again to enjoy the fall colors and hopefully to see some of those whales migrating. I have to admit that I had my heart set on seeing whales this trip and did spot even one. We were there in early June, which was just too early.
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Re: In Egypt: Sleeping

Amateuremigrant ·
As ever, a succinct and informative post from PM. It definitely gets its teeth into the eternal travel dilemma - how to feel comfortable when you're unconscious ! I always maintain (in life generally) that the greatest gap lies between expectation and reality. PM also found the smallest; that between scalding and frigid on an unfamiliar shower 😆😎
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Saguenay Fjord — Deep and Long but not very Tall

DrFumblefinger ·
I’d heard as a schoolboy that the Saguenay Fjord was one of the longest in the world.  Years later someone told me the area around Tadoussac was pretty, sparsely developed and inviting.  Given a spare day or...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 8, 2014: Onion Soup, Pied de Cochon

PHeymont ·
Summer or winter, onion soup has its appeal. A rich broth, the onions, the crusty bread, the melted cheese—what more could you want? This one's at Paris's iconic Au Pied de Cochon, which started its life as part of the market life of Les Halles,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 20, 2015: Les Canards en Seine

PHeymont ·
  You often hear how important it is to "get all your ducks in a row." Well, here they are, lined up on a chilly December morning in Paris. These three were taking their chances (or their leisure...I'm not a duckologist) in turbulent water just...
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The Albert Kahn Museum & Gardens, Paris

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her quest to visit places in Paris that have eluded her attention, some for 50 years, and goes west to The Albert Kahn Museum & Gardens.
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Three Paris Passages

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her journey to see Paris with new eyes. Today’s offering, the first of 2 days spent in a long-postponed exploration of les passages couverts.
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More Paris Passages

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby’s never-ending exploration of the City of Light continues, with a second day searching for Right Bank 19th century glass-roofed arcades.
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In Egypt: Sleeping

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends her Egyptian adventure with thoughts on the wide variety of places she called home…in Cairo, in Luxor and in Aswan.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 8, 2014: Onion Soup, Pied de Cochon

GarryRF ·
I think I'd have to take a knife and fork to that soup ! Looks delicious - how was it ? Did it have you searching for the antacid tabs ? I couldn't eat a main meal after tackling that soup.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 8, 2014: Onion Soup, Pied de Cochon

PHeymont ·
It was delicious. It's what I go there for, while my wife eats platters of shellfish. The broth is rich and sweet with caramelized onion, the cheese is excellent...and yes, it's not just spoonfood! And, as you suggest, soup of that kind IS a meal, not an appetizer! I had a salad with it, but no main.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 8, 2014: Onion Soup, Pied de Cochon

Travel Rob ·
PHeymont- Another reason to go to Paris! I have to try it!
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Re: The Albert Kahn Museum & Gardens, Paris

PHeymont ·
I wish there were a tag that went beyond 'like' so I could use it both for the Kahn photographs and yours, and for the blog. You've definitely put it on my list for next year, especially for the directness of some of the photos, some of which have a Lewis Hine-like connection with the subject. I have a tiny Albert Kahn connection in my background; our Paris apartment on one trip was just off Place Albert Kahn in the 18e, where three streets and Bd. Ornano intersect each other.
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Re: The Albert Kahn Museum & Gardens, Paris

Travel Rob ·
Another great piece! I'll definitely put the museum and gardens on my list. As much as I love looking at nature photography, I like photos of people living life even more.
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Re: The Albert Kahn Museum & Gardens, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
Fantastic subject and post!
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Re: The Albert Kahn Museum & Gardens, Paris

PortMoresby ·
You're all too kind.
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Re: Three Paris Passages

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the walk-through! Our first experience with them was in the mid-90s, when we spent a happy (very drizzly) afternoon sitting at a small cafe in the Passage Vivienne, watching all the (damp) people taking their time looking around before facing the weather again. We've also enjoyed a look at some of the funkier ones opening to Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin...they can seem like an excursion to a village on another continent.
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Re: Three Paris Passages

PortMoresby ·
Then you'll get a moment of deja vu next week, PHeymont, as Galerie Vivienne is included in next week's walk.
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Re: Three Paris Passages

PHeymont ·
I'm looking forward to it. Not only was it lovely, it felt slightly sinful to have nothing to do but drink coffee and watch, while everyone else had somewhere to go, somewhere to be. Wrong country, but still...Dolce far niente!
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Re: Three Paris Passages

PortMoresby ·
KInd of like being retired, lovely & sinful, indeed.
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Re: Three Paris Passages

TravelingCanuck ·
Fantastic post. These look amazing. We are heading to France in a week and will spent 4 days in Paris. We will revisit some of the more obvious sites but also want to just explore the city. A tour of the various covered passages most certainly will be on the agenda. Thanks for the great info.
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Re: Three Paris Passages

PortMoresby ·
TravelingCanuck, thanks. Be sure to download the free guide offered by the Mairie (linked above). It really is good, many more choices than I included here.
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Re: Three Paris Passages

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful discoveries and photos! I especially love the people you captured. Really puts me there!
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Re: Three Paris Passages

TravelingCanuck ·
I will. Thanks again.
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Re: Three Paris Passages

DrFumblefinger ·
Wonderful! Can't think of anything I'd rather do than spend a few yours at one of those cafes on a cold and rainy day.
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Re: Three Paris Passages

PortMoresby ·
Not in passages, but some beautiful Paris storefronts, here .
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Re: More Paris Passages

DrFumblefinger ·
Another memorable walk down some of Paris' great passageways! And now we know where Elton John buys his shoes.
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Re: More Paris Passages

PHeymont ·
OMG! Those shoes! They would be enough to chase me out and back to the pleasant tables in the passage, perhaps for something stronger than coffee. Especially if I were to encounter someone wearing them...
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Re: More Paris Passages

PortMoresby ·
But how can you not love them. When I was reading your news item on visiting Canada, the shoes with the red hearts were right alongside. I could picture the shoes in the stirrups with those red uniforms. Just click on the mounties today while the shoes are there and visualize it. You'll get a whole new perspective!
 
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