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Theme Thursdays: Paris

Posted in Theme Thursdays with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Mj Rains

Paris in winter whiteIf there is one city this Wit had to choose to live in forever it would certainly be Paris…

Paris, early 1900s freeyork.orgParis… early 1900s… “Courage is being scared to death – but saddling up anyway.” -John Wayne

paris balloons

“Life isn’t about the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away.” – Anonymous

moulin rouge, paris

 

paris 1957Paris, 1957

eiffel tower carousel

 

Paris on Pinterest

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Pablo Picasso et sa famille…

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by Mj Rains

picasso-toni hartingSeptembre 1961

Vintage photography by Toni Harting

Posted in History with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2013 by Mj Rains

A sentimental journey through Parisian bike history by my favorite French girl Theadora Brack…

Paris: People, Places and Bling

By Theadora Brack

Celebrating the new bike lanes on the right bank in Paris, let’s take a sentimental journey!  Pop open a Coke, crank up Claude Debussy’s “Petite Suite,” and prepare for some bumpy late 19th century time travel along avenue Foch. This centuries-old promenading stretch is my favorite spot for gazing up at the Arc de Triomphe. Each time I tumble flat.

Pump it up

Don’t forget les bicyclettes. Ladies, this includes you! By the 1890s, thanks to the introduction of the Starley Rover Safety Bicycle and its handsome pneumatic tires, “all Paris was a-wheel,” and women were not only pedal pushing in public but also “unblushingly” flaunting menswear or something “alarmingly” like it. Oh, la la.

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Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by Mj Rains

The beauty of streets…

A monkeyhangers motley medley

Villefranche, France

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Free fallin’….yeah, I’m free fallin’…

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2011 by Mj Rains

photo: Robert Doisneau

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