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Notre Dame de Paris

By now everyone, or nearly everyone, has heard or seen reports of the fire that destroyed the roof and spire of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Ken and I watched it live on television last evening, mesmerized by the spectacle, sickened by the horror, and emotionally exhausted by the near loss of one of the most famous and familiar of the monuments in a city we've both come to love. An April river cruise in 2018, a view of the cathedral from the east. Those firefighters did hard battle ag...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Notre Dame, Ken, WCS, Left Bank, Notre Dame de Paris, Cathedrals And Churches


I love architecture, especially that found in Europe and, of course, Paris is at the top of the list. Here are a few recent photos. These two towers are near our place at Nation. I was walking home from the grocery store and was just taken with the light and the sky. Sometimes I grumble about walking to the store but getting outside has many benefits as does walking. A lovely corner on the Left Bank. I suspect a building was torn down here so they painted the sides of the bui...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Europe, Architecture, Paris, Left Bank, Saint Sulpice, Place de la Nation, Saint Sulpice Church

Un Dimanche à Paris

This last Sunday, after days of rain and gray skies, the sun came out and so did most of Paris. We went to a movie and walked to a distant metro stop to enjoy the sun and just look around the Left Bank. As you can see, there is a place called Un Dimanche à Paris where you can get brunch and some good pastries. An ancient street with interesting shops and places to eat. I’ve never eaten here but it looks like it’s a combo of French and American food. Panam is a nickname for Par...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Sunshine, Puppy, Shops, Left Bank, Passageways

Netflix Orders Limited Series Behind Her Eyes from Left Bank Pictures

Netflix orders limited series Behind Her Eyes from Left Bank Pictures Netflix has ordered a limited series Behind Her Eyes, adapted from Sarah Pinborough’s best-selling psychological thriller of the same name, per The Hollywood Reporter. The book was first published in 2017, which follows a single mother who begins an affair with a successful and charming man she sees in a bar. Things get more complicated when she also strikes up a friendship with his wife. The more she sees their seemingly ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Keira Knightley, Netflix, TV News, Sarah Pinborough, Left Bank, Left Bank Pictures, Eliza Mellor, Behind Her Eyes, Left Bank Pictures Netflix, Steve Lightfoot The Punisher, Angela LaManna, Suzanne Mackie Andy Harries, Jessica Burdett

Gillian Anderson Set To Join 'The Crown' Season Four As Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Gillian Anderson is set to star as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of The Crown. The X-Files star has been signed up to play the Iron Lady, although viewers will likely have to wait more than a year to see her on screens as the third season of the Left Bank drama has yet to air. The third season of the Netflix drama, which will air this year, will see Olivia Colman replace Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and Tobias Menzies replacing…
Tags: News, Netflix, Margaret Thatcher, Gillian Anderson, Claire Foy, Elizabeth Ii, Left Bank, Tobias Menzies

Alice Darr and Kevin Gavin

Guitarist Mundell Lowe was a wonderful arranger with impeccable taste and intimate elegance. This was true of his big-band writing and those for small groups. Recently I posted on his Columbia albums for Joe Mooney (1963), his TV Action Jazz albums (1959), the score for Satan in High Heels (1961), Jerri Winters Again (1962) and J.J. Johnson's Broadway Express (1965). Two more beautiful examples of Mundy's touch were albums for singers in 1962—Alice Darr's I Only Know How to Cry and Kevin Gavin'...
Tags: Spotify, New York, Los Angeles, Broadway, Jazz, Las Vegas, West Coast, Columbia, Pittsburgh, Parker, Far East, Doris, Charlie Parker, Gavin, Dino, Left Bank

A Week In Paris, France, On A $101,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Are you a furloughed federal employee? We'd love to read your Money Diary. Submit here.Today: a communications director working in software development who makes $101,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on roses. Editor's note: All prices hav...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, France, Time, House, Paris, Fifa, Sharp, Starbucks, Virgo, Paris France, Picon, Left Bank, Pret, Galeries Lafayette

From Paris, with Poetry: On Henri Cole's 'Orphic Paris'

None Paul Valéry, the great French poet and critic, famously remarked that "poetry is to prose what dancing is to walking." His point was that poetry and prose are both forms of writing, but that their use of language is fundamentally different — one of them is artistic and the other is instrumental. When poets write prose, then, they are taking advantage of the instrumentality of the medium to do something that they can't quite do in their poetry: tell a story, flesh out a character, make an a...
Tags: Feature, Music, France, Poetry, Marseille, Paris, Luxembourg, Armenia, Pope, Middle Earth, Autobiography, Bishop, Essay, Rodin, Brokeback Mountain, Picasso

How ‘Origin’ Creator Mika Watkins Sold Her Sci-Fi Series to YouTube Premium

YouTube is reaching for the stars as it prepares to launch its first high-end European scripted show, a 10-part sci-fi series entitled “Origin.” The drama was commissioned from the Sony-owned London-based Left Bank Pictures, and comes from creator Mika Watkins, who developed the show after working as a development assistant at Left Bank. “Mika joined […]
Tags: London, News, Features, Sony, Origin, Left Bank, Mika, Left Bank Pictures, Mika Watkins

Paris: 9 budget hotels packed with old-world charm

Don’t you wish that you could be transported back to the glory days when most hotels in Paris were dripping with character, charm, and class? But without the rates to make you Misérables? As more and more affordable hotels in the city transform themselves into much more expensive boutique (or worse, charmless chain) hotels, the old-fashioned, typically “Parisian” hotels of yore are becoming something of an extinct species. Fortunately, a few classic places are still bucking the trend, offering o...
Tags: Travel, France, Hotels, Bellevue, Paris, Paris Hotels, Dailycheapo, Les Halles, Don, Left Bank, Sacre Coeur, St Germain, Hotel du Nord, Republique, Paris Paris, Luxembourg Gardens


It was such a beautiful morning that I walked around the Left Bank for a bit in no hurry to get home. I saw this pretty pastry shop that wasn’t there the last time I walked by. The window. They sell Italian ice cream there and it looks like pastries too. I didn’t go in as they weren’t open for business yet. I’ve taken so many photos of this little grocery store-mainly for its colors and the fruit and veggies outside. I was so happy there wasn’t a car or truck in front of it. A very classy fl...
Tags: Travel, Restaurants, Paris, Left Bank, Life in Paris, Florist Ice Cream, Stores Selling Vegetables And Fruit

Around the Left Bank

I mostly have photos of seating in restaurants or on their terraces. They always draw my eye. Not the most appetite stimulating graffiti to watch over you while eating. A pretty interior. At the intersection entering into Rue de Buci. The Cour du Commerce Saint André, an ancient street.
Tags: Travel, Paris, Interiors, Andre, Left Bank, Right Bank, Life in Paris, Terraces, Rue de Buci, Cour du Commerce Saint Andre, Cour du Commerce


It seems sort of strange to be back in Paris in a totally different environment-a busy city with lots of traffic, totally different architecture and back to using the metro or bus. It always takes a few days to get back to normal. On my first day back, I went to get a badly needed haircut. I can’t stand hair on my neck and it had been like that for a couple of months but I wanted to wait until I could get it cut by someone I like. The salon is located in the Left Bank area, one of my favorites. ...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Restaurant, Ben Franklin, Paris, Marie Antoinette, Left Bank, Life in Paris, Rue de Buci, Procope, le Procope, Talbes, Terrace Seating

Intergenerational Travel – 10 Pros & Cons of Traveling With My Parents

When I decided I needed a big overseas holiday last year, the last thing I planned to do was to go with my parents. But as a single female in her 20s, I soon found I was lacking in traveling companion options. Most friends my age can’t afford to travel overseas for an extended period, financially or time-wise, as they’re studying or trying to launch their careers. I didn’t feel safe traveling alone – an option that doesn’t appeal to me anyway, being the social creature that I am – and I’m a terr...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, Spain, Italy, Himalayas, Airbnb, Audrey Hepburn, Seville, Louvre, Left Bank, Sistine Chapel, Winged Victory of Samothrace, Ireland Scotland England France Spain

Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Hotel Lutetia in Paris, France – August 11, 2018

Read the full article on at - Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Hotel Lutetia in Paris, France – August 11, 2018 This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide comes from the Hotel Lutetia in Paris, France, an iconic, historic and luxury hotel on the Left Bank and newly reopened after a nearly four year, $234... Read More... The post Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Hotel Lutetia in Paris, France – August 11, 2018 appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Radio Show, Paris France, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Peter Greenberg Worldwide, Hotels In Paris, Left Bank, Hotel Lutetia, Peter Greenberg Worldwide -- Hotel Lutetia

Radio Guest List–Hotel Lutetia in Paris, France–August 11, 2018

Read the full article on at - Radio Guest List–Hotel Lutetia in Paris, France–August 11, 2018 This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide comes from the Hotel Lutetia in Paris, France, an iconic, historic and luxury hotel on the Left Bank and newly reopened after a nearly four... Read More... The post Radio Guest List–Hotel Lutetia in Paris, France–August 11, 2018 appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Guest List, Radio Show, Paris France, Peter Greenberg, Peter Greenberg Worldwide, Left Bank, Radio Guest List, Hotel Lutetia, Radio Guest List Hotel Lutetia

How to Spend 5 Days in Paris

Updated: 8/9/2018 | August 9th, 2018 Paris: the city that takes too many lifetimes to see. I’ve spent weeks and weeks in Paris, and I’ve barely scratched its surface. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, you find new attractions, new cafés, or new markets to explore. It’s impossible to try to see it all or even begin to think you can. Many travelers come for about three days and try to see the highlights of this beautiful city. You need more time than that. I think you should plan on spe...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, SU, Gare du Nord, Paris, Luxembourg, Jesus, Eiffel Tower, Ducks, Oscar Wilde, Notre Dame, Napoleon, Montmartre, Van Gogh, Louvre

New Leaf Vote for August 2018 • What is It Good for? Absolutely Nothin': War

Let's select the book we'll read and discuss in August 2018! All are welcome to vote, but please don't vote unless you plan to participate in the discussion, whatever the selection. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs | General Guidelines for the New Leaf Book Club Official choices with three nominations: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara Amazon US $7.99 | Kobo CA $8.99 | Kobo UK £4.79 | Kobo AU $8.13 | OverDrive Spoiler: ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, California, Germany, Boston, Nazis, New York City, US, Pete Seeger, America, Vienna, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Normandy

Paris, the end

This will be the last of this series of photos from my weekend in Paris in late April. I was able to stretch three days worth of photos into two months' worth of blog posts. So... when I left the restaurant where I had eaten lunch, I walked over to the Orsay museum to meet my friends. It was spitting rain, so I didn't take the camera out of my backpack, so, no photos. Having a glass of wine with my friends L, J, and P, at a café near the Père Lachaise cemetery. Those potato chips really hit th...
Tags: Travel, Normandy, Paris, Lille, Ken, WCS, Left Bank, Monceau, Honoré de Balzac, rue de Bellechasse, rue de Lille, Les Deux Musées, Colette Jim Morrison Edith Piaf, Le Petit Prince de Paris Dinner

Book review and interview: “Left Bank” by Agnès Poirier

The ancient heart of Paris gives its name to a recently published book by writer and journalist Agnès Poirier, but rather than the history, geography or architecture of the district, it is an extraordinary period in its life in the middle of the twentieth century, and more particularly on a cast of fascinating characters that take centre stage.   If the Left Bank of Paris had already (re) [Author: Adam]
Tags: Travel, Paris, Adam, Left Bank, Left Bank of Paris, Agnès Poirier


I woke up on Sunday morning with the idea that I would go back to the place where I lived and went to school in 1981 for a morning coffee and a croissant. The ladies were occupied until after lunch, so I was on my own. I headed over to the Left Bank and the intersection of the rue de Rennes and boulevard Raspail. The school (Alliance Française) is on Raspail just a couple of streets away. The fountain at the Place Saint-Sulpice and the church towers rising up behind. I got off the métro at Ren...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Rennes, Wallace, WCS, Left Bank, Saint Sulpice, Cathedrals And Churches, rue de Rennes

Mystery Author Cara Black's Research in Paris' 13th Arrondissement

New York Times best-selling author of the Aimée Leduc mystery series set in Paris, Cara Black spends a lot of the time in the city interviewing locals to research her books. I've known Cara for a long time (we even launched our books together at a fabulous event in San Francisco three years ago), so I was thrilled to hear the newest book in the series Murder on the Left Bank would take place in my neighborhood, Paris' 13th arrondissement. Here is Cara's blog post about the morning we spent t...
Tags: Travel, Robin Hood, San Francisco, Author, New York Times, Paris, Mystery, Series, Heather, Cara, Left Bank, Recommended Reading, Cara Black, LeDuc, Auguste Blanqui, Detective Novel

Notre Dame de Paris

And here's the "money shot," probably what most people want to see on these boat tours. It's the back side of the cathedral of Notre Dame, lit up just after sunset. At this point, our boat turned around and headed back toward the Eiffel Tower. I went up to the boat's upper deck for this shot of Notre Dame. And here's a bonus shot! The statue is of Sainte Geneviève, the patron saint of the city of Paris. The big glassed-in room at the top of the building to the statue's left is the famous Tour ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, WCS, Left Bank, Île Saint Louis, Notre Dame de Paris, Cathedrals And Churches, Sainte Genevieve

Around the islands

As we got closer to the islands and the center of the city, we were losing good light for photography, but the sights were stunning with all the nighttime illuminations coming on, and we were two days away from a full moon. I spent a little time on the narrow deck outside the window next to our seats. I believe that this is my friend L taking a photo of the Pont Neuf and the almost-full moon with her smartphone. Approaching the Pont Saint-Michel which connects to the Left Bank (still on the...
Tags: Travel, Paris, WCS, Left Bank, Boulevard, Michel, Ïle de la Cité, Petit Pont

Sights along the way

The boat made its way upstream and we enjoyed the ride. Here and there we saw photo opportunities. We sat next to a window facing the Left Bank, and noticed that the window slid open and we could go out onto the deck to take pictures. I think this is the Pont de la Concorde. You can see the big Ferris Wheel on the right bank. Going upstream, the Right Bank is on the left and the Left Bank is on the right. Got it? All during the cruise we could hear the live narration of what we were supposed t...
Tags: Travel, Paris, WCS, Left Bank, Right Bank, Caisse des Depots

How to Plan the Perfect Picnic in Paris

Click image for Google Maps directions. Maison Guyard, Paris: Charcuterie, Traiteur, Foie Gras OK. You’ve got a full day of museum gawking at the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, or perhaps the Musée de l’Orangerie and the idea of a picnic lunch along the River Seine sounds like fun. Well, you’re in luck. A mere 10-minute walk from the Louvre (for example), across the Seine on the Left Bank is a fabulous third-generation charcuterie (meats) and traiteur (prepared foods, caterer) where you can purch...
Tags: Travel, France, Blog, Paris, Google Maps, Carol, Louvre, Seine, Musée, Collette, Laurie, Left Bank, Saint Germain des Pres, River Seine, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Paris Tours

Le Pont de Bir-Hakeim

This is truly a multi-modal bridge. It carries pedestrians, cyclists, cars, and subway trains on its two levels. It connects both banks of the Seine to the Ile aux Cygnes, a narrow artificial island in the river, now a park and open to pedestrians. The bridge was named for a World War Two battle in Lybia. If you've seen the movie "Inception" with Leonardo diCaprio, this bridge figured in one of the Paris scenes with him and Marion Cotillard. Pedestrian access to the bridge from the Right Bank....
Tags: Travel, Paris, Leonardo Dicaprio, Eiffel Tower, Marion Cotillard, Seine, WCS, Left Bank, Right Bank, Lybia, Le Pont de Bir Hakeim, Ile aux Cygnes, Eiffel Tower Along

A Left Bank Speakeasy

The Left Bank continues to step up on the Paris cocktail scene with its own speakeasy, Fitzgerald, hidden within a restaurant of the same name, which serves a simple, seasonal menu. Located in a relatively residential area not far from the Eiffel Tower, Fitzgerald speakeasy is hidden behind the unmarked door at the back of a luminous, chic restaurant. Since opening over a year or so ago, it’s polished itself up a bit and settled nicely into this somewhat traditional neighborhood. This lounge is...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Cocktail, Fitzgerald, Negroni, Left Bank, Guadalquivir, Nightlife & Parties, Food & Dining, Paris Bar, Secret Bar, Eiffel Tower Fitzgerald, Pedro Ximenz

The radical legacy of 1968 is under attack. We must defend it| David Edgar

Revisionists who link that heady time to the subsequent rise of neoliberalism forget the progress that has been madeFifty years ago today, the “night of the barricades” in Paris’s Left Bank saw riot police mounting a sustained assault on student protesters. The students responded by throwing paving stones and molotov cocktails. More than 350 people were injured and 450 arrested. Already, protests were spreading throughout France. On 13 May the French trade unions called a general strike. Relate...
Tags: Europe, Protest, France, Women, UK News, World news, Feminism, Race issues, Paris, Arab and Middle East unrest, Polly Toynbee, Left Bank, David Edgar, MeToo Movement

The Producers of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Prep New Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street

Parts of Buckingham Palace are being rebuilt – in the world of Netflix at least – after the producers of “The Crown” got the green light to extend the production base for the lavish series. The site, also including a new Number 10 Downing Street, will be ready for Olivia Colman’s reign as Queen Elizabeth II in the […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Buckingham Palace, Elizabeth Ii, Left Bank, The Crown, New Buckingham Palace