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Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month, May 2021: Book Giveaway- Paris, City of Dreams

CORRECTION: Last Friday I posted that June 19 is when Americans will be able to visit France again, it's actually June 9. My apologies. My friend gifted me this wonderful and fascinating book, Paris, City of Dreams: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Creation of Paris, and I am passing it on to you.   Acclaimed historian Mary McAuliffe vividly recaptures the Paris of Napoleon III, Claude Monet, and Victor Hugo as Georges Haussmann tore down and rebuilt Paris into the beautiful Ci...
Tags: Travel, Usa, France, Germany, Paris, Napoleon, McAuliffe, Victor Hugo, Claude Monet, Charles Baudelaire, Haussmann, Napoleon III, Richard Nahem, Paris City, Rosemary Flannery, Mary McAuliffe


How to Travel with a Theme

I think I’ve become a “typical tourist.” Ya know, the kind that hits the major tourist sites and a few off-the-path attractions, Yelps a few local restaurants, and moves on. I get my basic overview, learn how to save some money, and continue to the next destination. And that’s left me feeling that my travels have become too vanilla lately. There’s a spark missing. I mean, I don’t think I go to boring places, but there’s just a part of me that feels there’s been less adventure and pizzazz in my ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Research, Paris, Portland, Travel Advice, Montmartre, Trip Planning, Latin Quarter, Left Bank, Itinerary Planning, Les Deux Magots, NomadicMatt, Sylvia Beach, Mary McAuliffe, Shakespeare and Company


How to Travel with a Theme

I think I’ve become a “typical tourist.” Ya know, the kind that hits the major tourist sites and a few off-the-path attractions, Yelps a few local restaurants, and moves on. I get my basic overview, learn how to save some money, and continue to the next destination. And that’s left me feeling that my travels have become too vanilla lately. There’s a spark missing. I mean, I don’t think I go to boring places, but there’s just a part of me that feels there’s been less adventure and pizzazz in my ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Blog, Research, Paris, Portland, Montmartre, Trip Planning, Latin Quarter, Left Bank, Itinerary Planning, Les Deux Magots, Sylvia Beach, Mary McAuliffe, Shakespeare and Company, Amanda Vaill Shakespeare


How You Can Experience 1920s Paris Today

If there is one era I’d want to visit more than any other, it’s Paris in the 1920s. I’m in love with that decade. The literature, jazz, optimism, style, and atmosphere — I love it all. Midnight in Paris is my favorite Paris movie, and I often wish I could make that real life. However, unless you have a time machine, you can’t really visit 1920s Paris. What made les Années folles special can never be relived — the spirit, psyche, people, and music have long since faded away. But, as we have seen...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, France, Paris, Woody Allen, Gertrude Stein, Montmartre, Seine, Hemingway, Marais, Ernest Hemingway, Mary, National Assembly, Saint Germain, Gil


Kingdom's doomed role in Rising

An edited extract from 'Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising - A Centenary Record' edited by Bridget McAuliffe, Dr Mary McAuliffe and Owen O'Shea Main image: The Ballymore Volunteers in Co Kerry; far right: Austin Stack, the commander of the Volunteers and IRB in Kerry; and, inset below, JJ McElligott, a Kerry Volunteer who later become governor of the Central Bank Late into the night of Saturday April 23, 1916, dozens of men, all members of the Irish Volunteers, began to asse...
Tags: Kerry, IRB, Dingle, Bridget McAuliffe, Mary McAuliffe, Owen O Shea, JJ McElligott, Kerry Volunteer, Central Bank Late