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The Top 15 Wonderful People of Lyon

The Top 15 Wonderful People of Lyon Let me tell you today about Famous Lyonnais People! As you probably know I really found French people & Lyonnais especially good, generous, helpful, and funny. I have been fortunate to meet in Continue reading...
by Shopaholic's Daily Calendar on Aug 25, 2016

18 Rare and Amazing Vintage Photographs of the Moulin Rouge Cabaret and Its Can-Can Dancers from the 1890s to 1930s

The Moulin Rouge was founded in 1889 by Joseph Oller (1839-1922) and Charles Zidler (1831-1897). Located at the bottom of a hill in the Montmartre neighborhood, it opened its doors on October 10. Its founders wanted to create a place dedicated to ent...
by Vintage Everyday on May 3, 2016

Where the Wilde Things Are

“This hideous wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes, or I do.” I’d often heard of this iconic deathbed quote of writer/playwright Oscar Wilde, which he so wittily muttered — says the legend —...
by A French Frye in Paris on Apr 18, 2016

The Mist, the Magic & the Medieval Message: Notre Dame’s Best Kept Secret

Every now and then certain types of weather lend themselves to contemplation of far-fetched ideas of the mystical realm. Or at least that’s the excuse I’m giving for why I was in front of Notre Dame Cathedral that morning, shielding my notes from...
by A French Frye in Paris on Jun 27, 2015

7 Amazing Photos Of "Lochnagar Crater" of France

The Lochnagar mine was a mine dug by the 179th Tunnelling Company of the Royal Engineers, under a German field fortification known as Schwabenhöhe, in the front line south of the village of La Boisselle in the Somme département of France. The mine...
by realwallpaper on Jun 12, 2015

Snapshot: Paris in 1926

I love the idea of collating images which give a real flavour of what a place was like at a point in time. All of the photos below were taken in Paris in 1926. They range from Josephine Baker dancing at the Folies-Bergère, to photos of buildings, sh...
by We Heart Vintage on May 30, 2015

Freedom is forgetting

Among the eucalyptus-lined paths, cypresses, cedars, and birdsong there stands a sun-tinted fortress with turquoise window panels and doors. It cannot have been a bad fate for a soldier to be positioned on the Île Ste-Marguerite, overlooking the por...
by This blue marble on May 24, 2015

Revolutionizing Revolution Through Education

What we mean when we pronounce, “revolution.” What exactly is the ultimate goal when it comes to a revolution, whether that revolution is against the politicians, military, big business enterprises or any dictator? The answer seems to be obvious:...
by Exploring the Unexplored on Apr 15, 2015

Any given day

Any given day one could work in the office, or one could work in a château in the countryside. Preferably from the little attic room with the writer’s window. (Château les Prés d’Ecoublay, Fontenay-Trésigny, France; November 2014) Tag...
by This blue marble on Dec 1, 2014

Vimy Ridge – France – Canada

The battle of Vimy in World War I, a part of the battle at Arras, was an identity-giving event for the Canadian nation. The Canadian Corps under the command of Julian Byng, who later became Governor General of Canada, had a decisive function in the c...
by Travel Video Blog on Oct 11, 2014

The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) Trailer

The Story of Louis Pasteur...
by Film trailers World on Sep 3, 2014

ANNIVERSARY - Panama Canal, 100yrs Old

"Triumph of 100-year-old Panama Canal came with dangerous costs" PBS NewsHour 8/15/2014ExcerptGWEN IFILL (NewsHour):  From shipping vessels to cruise liners to luxury yachts, over a million ships have passed through the Isthmus of Panama since i...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 18, 2014

Retrospectives: great moments in Parisian fashion history, at YSL, McQueen, Galliano, Gaultier

What are some of the great fashion moments in recent history? You’ll have seen these videos run on Lucire TV, and we’ve singled them out for an additional focus. In French and English. 1. The departure of Yves Saint Laurent In January 200...
by Lucire Insider on Aug 6, 2014

Joan of Arc (1999) Trailer

Joan of Arc...
by Film trailers World on Aug 4, 2014

Review – Accommodation: Adonis Carcassonne Résidence la Barbacane, Carcassonne

Located within the shadows of the citié of Carcassonne Adonis apart-hotel provides a good base to explore both sides of Carcassone – the Citié and ville basse (lower city). An easy to find reception area, just don’t try and check in between 12...
by Food and Drink Glasgow on Aug 1, 2014

The Devils (1971) Trailer

The Devils...
by Film trailers World on Jun 5, 2014

The TV and film ideas that Ireland pioneered

My friend Lou, who I enjoy winding up, just arrived in Belfast on holiday with her fiancé. I wrote on her Facebook the following slice of forgotten Irish television and film history. If I was in Belfast, I would be rapping. I pulled up to the hous...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jun 1, 2014

Human Body Museum: Undulating Design Wins Competition

Its organic form fits its function as a Cité du Corps Humain (Museum of the Human Body) like a metaphorical glove – interlocked fingers were, in fact, ...
by WebUrbanist on Dec 3, 2013

Our Big Family Road Trip: The Bustle of Rome

    We decided to make the hour and a half journey into Rome.  We hoped to do so much during the day. Statues and sculptures seemed to be everywhere.  Even the bridges were adorned with them, and not on a small scale either.  Great, elab...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 5, 2013

Our Big Family Road Trip: The Bustle of Rome

    We decided to make the hour and a half journey into Rome.  We hoped to do so much during the day.  Statues and sculptures seemed to be everywhere.  Even the bridges were adorned with them, and not on a small scale either.  Great, el...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 4, 2013


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