Tag Archives: 2013

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette is one of those crazy places that is: always busy, has wonderful displays and is not cheap.  It is the kind of place you go to  to find that perfect Dolce & Gabbana dress or coat or a suit for your 4 year old.  It is a place where everything is larger than life, where you […]

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Around Paris

Yesterday was dedicated to culture today we are going shopping.  On the agenda are BHV and ‘Galeries Lafayette’.  In between the two is the City Hall from which you can see the Notre Dame.  There was a huge ice ring in front of the city hall and despite the fact that it was +10C it […]

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Le Marais

After a quick coffee at Carrousel du Louvre and a bit of well deserved rest we headed out to the Marais. This once again is a place we really loved last year so we went back for more this year.  We had a wonderful dinner at a little Italian bistro for something different.  L’Alimentari had some wonderful […]

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Final Look

While we spent more time last year looking at the paintings and the Egyptian exhibits, this year we looked at more sculptures.  This is but a fraction of what the Louvre has to offer, from rooms full of tapestries large enough to cover a small house, to unimaginable amount of ornate gold trinkets large and […]

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The Louvre

Today was a long day, we spent almost 12 hours out in the city.  We had two objectives for today The Louvre for art and Le Marais for dinner.   The Louvre is a place that is extraordinary in and of itself.  Priceless works of art aside, The Louvre is magnificent on its own merit. […]

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St. Alexander’s Church

Getting out of the house for a walk is the only remedy for not just sitting and eating and eating and eating.  We got out for another afternoon walk to work up an appetite and to explore more of Warsaw.    On the Three Crosses Square surrounded by  Hugo Boss, Burberry, Church’s, Ermenegildo Zegna, Max Mara, Coccinelle, W. Kruk, JM Weston, […]

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Warsaw Uprising Museum

The Warsaw Uprising Museum is located in the Wola district of  Warsaw dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The museum opened on July 31, 2004, marking the 60th anniversary of the Uprising. The museum exhibits are very modern but the layout of the museum is reminiscent of an old city streets which were boomed and destroyed during the war. This is […]

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We have arrived

Despite our prefuse protests, we are 7 months in and in Poland for the 3rd time.  However, having said that, this is the first time we are here for holidays.  No passports, no paper work, no government offices to visit.  We did an afternoon run leaving Nuremberg at 1:30pm and arrived in Warsaw at 8:40pm […]

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Mid December

The Christmas Market is still in full swing with just as many people around the stalls as ever, so we avoid the main square like the plague.  However, there are still some nice and quiet places around the old town where it’s nice and quiet and empty and serene.  It is still quite warm, mostly […]

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The Greener Grass

It appears that the first real snow has melted  faster than anticipated.  Essentially the next morning there was no trace of it.  This however, spurs the people to get into full winter mode and put winter tires on. For now we are back to green grass and mild temperatures of 6 to 9C so quite […]

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Chateau de Varenne

Perched on the top of the hill in the small village of Sauveterre is a quaint little Chateau that is going to be our home for the next couple of days as we explore Avignon and the surrounding countryside.  The Chateau was originally built in 1610 and then occupied by  the first mayor of Avignon […]

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