Tag Archives: Paris

The wounded heart of Paris

The white dome of the Sacré-Cœur, floating like some fairy tale castle against the blackness was my very first glimpse of Paris. It was a school trip, we were no more than children… and I fell in love with the … Continue reading

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Wonderful #midnighthaiku

Imagination Inexhaustible riches Weird and wonderful The illustration is by French artist Thierry Arnault, who I met one evening in Paris long ago.  Three pieces of art, including this one, encapsulate so much of my years hanging out in Montmartre…

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Cleopatra’s Needle, London – Helen Jones

Reblogged from Journey to Ambeth: However, I didn’t have to wait too long to be seen by the very helpful staff, so  was soon back out in the sunshine with some time to spare before lunch. I thought I’d take … Continue reading

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When dreams come true…

While I am away, a few old posts may reappear… Night was falling as the train approached Paris. The noise of the carriage, the chatter of children and the rumble of the wheels had almost lulled me to sleep as … Continue reading

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Once upon a time in Paris …from the archives

From the archives… How many perfect days can one have in a lifetime? As a child  there are whole chunks of time that seem that way in memory, but as we grow up there are more pressures and worries and … Continue reading

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You never know

Journal – Thursday 9th July 1981: “…so I went to the Clairon des Chasseurs on the Place du Tertre where I met a Scottish nutcase, an artist, with whom I passed the entire afternoon and half the evening, discussing everything … Continue reading

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Goldfish with bluebells

Lets’ face it; if you get a personally addressed email from someone purportedly representing an international United Nations initiative you are more than likely going to send it to the spam folder unopened. If (given the keyword in the subject … Continue reading

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When dreams come true…

Night was falling as the train approached Paris. The noise of the carriage, the chatter of children and the rumble of the wheels had almost lulled me to sleep as the vision unfolded… a domed palace in the sky glowing … Continue reading

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Lucky

There are few photographs of my years in Paris. The camera I had back then was minimal, film expensive to process and anyway, postcards did a far better job that I could ever do. It doesn’t matter. Back then it … Continue reading

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Bed of roses

I have a sore throat. For the past three days I have spoken almost exclusively in French and that uses a whole different set of movements. Once upon a time I spoke nothing else for years. It has been quite … Continue reading

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