If you’re interested in Paris or in French history, you have most likely heard of the Hôtel des Invalides. Located in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris, this very large complex of buildings dates from the late 17th Century (when Louis XIV reigned). Its original purpose was to house the […]

Hôtel des Invalides


  Bamboo Circles   If you want to know more, especially what they are for, the answer is there.    

Bamboo Circles




    Blâmont is a small village in Meurthe-et-Moselle in Northeastern France. I don’t really know anything about it, except that my grandfather’s cousin stopped there at some point during World War One and sent that postcard to his family. (trying to find a similar contemporary view on the village […]

Blâmont



Today, I saw the World! And by that, I mean the cruise ship called “the World“. I don’t know if you’ve heard about it, but it’s basically a cruise ship with apartments instead of cabins. So basically, passengers live on the boat, some of them full time, and own it […]

I saw the World


A few somewhat old pics of the Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto, Japan. Fun fact: while it’s world-famous (and a UNESCO World Heritage site), did you know that it’s not its real name? It’s actually called Rokuon-ji (that is, the Deer Garden Temple). […]

Kinkaku-ji (the Temple of the Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto




  Just some old pictures from back when I used to live in Paris (their time stamp says February 10th 2006, that’s 11 years and one day ago!) of the Parc de Bercy and Jardin Yitzhak-Rabin on a very cold winter morning.   Note that Jardin Yitzhak-Rabin was my favorite […]

A cold winter morning in Parc de Bercy in Paris