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Re: May 31, An Epic Reenactment in France.

DrFumblefinger ·
Any idea if they'll do a 200 year reenactment of Waterloo in 2015, PortMoresby?
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Re: May 31, An Epic Reenactment in France.

PortMoresby ·
I suspect not. There was a question, a few years back when Eurostar came into London's Waterloo Station from Paris, whether it was to make the point to every French person who bought a ticket.
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Re: Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris: A Park with a Past

NonstopFromJFK ·
What a beautiful park! I like that you appreciated the rain as "impressionist paintings."
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Re: Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris: A Park with a Past

GarryRF ·
You've caught the soul of the park in these photos Paul. Reminds me of some of my best travel pix. I too have a Lady walking some 100 yards in front of me too. My wife and I enjoy our "solo" vacations during the day while I take photos - and meet up later because its raining.
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Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris: A Park with a Past

PHeymont ·
  Like so many of the great parks, Paris' Parc des Buttes Chaumont, seems to be at one with nature, or even to be nature itself. But while this park is beautiful, and a favorite of Paris families in the northeastern part of the city, it has a...
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France redraws its regional map

PHeymont ·
Following a decision last year to simplify its administrative structure and save money on bureaucracy, France has drawn a new map, reducing its 22 regions to 13, and proposing new capitals for the 7 new merged regions. Six existing regions are...
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The Battle of Waterloo, June 2015 (part 1)

Mac ·
Early in the afternoon of June 19th 2015 in the little village of Waterloo, south of Brussels in Belgium, the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte walked in the gardens of his battle headquarters in the farmhouse of Le Caillou with his wife Josephine. The next...
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Arc de Triomphe, Paris (Where Gumbo was #262)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of Europe's best known landmarks. Commissioned by Napoleon but completed after his death, it offers some of the finest views of Paris.
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May 31, An Epic Reenactment in France.

PortMoresby ·
On May 31, 2014, the town of Montmirail, France, not far from Paris, will host a reenactment of Napoleon's victory near the town 200 years ago.  It sounds like a wonderful opportunity for visitors, as well as the battle, a dinner, by reservation,...
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In and Around Madrid's Plaza Mayor

PHeymont ·
The Plaza Mayor is the largest open space (other than parks) in Central Madrid. It's a major tourist attraction, a place for cafes and shops that range from traditional to chic and has served for hundreds of years as a place for public gatherings,...
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Les Invalides and the Army Museum, Paris (Where Gumbo was #175)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Paris' Les Invalides, home to Napoleon Bonaparte's tomb and the interesting Army Museum.
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Zur letzten Instanz, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
  One of the things I enjoy most about traveling is coming across unexpected gems.  Case in point, Zur letzten Instanz.       As my  brother and I were exploring Berlin early one evening, we came across Zur letzten...
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Re: Zur letzten Instanz, Berlin, Germany

PHeymont ·
Odd you should have that experience of finding it closed... It was truly our "last instance" in Berlin in 2009, and we enjoyed a dinner there and then a walk in the area (just east of Alexanderplatz)...enough so that we wanted to include it in our trip last summer. Our first attempt was for an afternoon lunch (not on Monday!) only to find a note on the door that they were closed for the afternoon. We then made a dinner reservation for the following day (again our "last instance" as we were...
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Re: Les Invalides and the Army Museum, Paris (Where Gumbo was #175)

GarryRF ·
That guy Napoleon had a lot of sins to answer for. He wanted total domination of Europe - like Adolph Hitler - but the French regard him as a hero. Unlike his more modern 20th Century counterpart. So I suppose your morals depend on whether you're on the winning side. But as we know - no one wins. Some "Red Herrings" thrown in to put us off the scent - but an interesting chase DrF. Good one !
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