Category Archives: My Paris Adventures

Hidden Gardens, Mansions, Minerals And Russian Chanting

Hidden gardens, mansions, and spectacular places not otherwise open to the public are the jewels I love seeing during the weekend of Journees Patrimone or heritage days.  A lot of monuments, châteaux and museums are generally open for free as well. I look forward to it each year and always marvel at the secret beauty… Read More »

Jean Jacques Henner, His Very Revealing Nudes And Portraits

Jean Jacques Henner may not be well known, especially outside of France, but his nudes, religious subjects and  portraits are beautiful  and very provocative. There is very little written about his life, but his art speaks volumes about this obscure artist seen in a self portrait as a young man. The first time I saw… Read More »

Archeological Digs Around Paris And Fascinating Documents

No, I haven’t been digging around Paris, but plenty of archeologists do daily. I was able to see first hand what archeologists really do and see some very fascinating documents at the National Archives where the archeological festival was held. Paris has many treasures and secrets buried beneath this old city.  Though the underground looks… Read More »