Travel

Officers’ Row

Wearing the traditional képi cap, French army officers walk from École Militaire to Les Invalides to attend a memorial service for former French president Jacques Chirac.

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The King’s Mistress

Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses soeurs (Gabrielle d’Estrees and one of her sisters) The painting, artist unknown, shows Gabrielle d’Estrées, mistress of King Henry IV of France, clutching Henry’s coronation ring as her sister pinches her right nipple. The painting hangs in the Louve.

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On Pont Saint-Louis

Richard Roy Miller, the man behind Paris’ Riverboat Shufflers Crossing the Seine toward Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris on the pedestrian Pont Saint-Louis, you pass a transient street carnival. A performer creates soap bubbles the size and shape of pillows that glint under streetlights illuminating the dusk. Artists peddle ink drawings […]

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