Tag Archives: France

Human Nature

I know it’s a bit of a departure from our usual remit at TBTP, but I was excited to read about the upcoming release of a new recording from the late great Miles Davis. Just a few months before his … Continue reading

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The Best of France

Like many North Americans, I had a romantic notion of France before I actually visited. Growing up with a Francophile Mother who spoke fluent French, read French literature, and played Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour records daily, I was conditioned … Continue reading

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Paris For Free

Every time that I visit Paris, I go to the Louvre. In fact, on some trips I have gone twice in a week. It doesn’t look as though I’ll be popping in to France’s most iconic museum for quite a while. … Continue reading

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Tableaux Vivants

Due to Covid curfews, a group of French librarians used their free time to recreate book related paintings in a series of amusing tableaux vivants. très drôle The entire album can be viewed on Calameo .  

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Trees and books, books and trees

Yvan Guillo, aka Samplerman, aka Yvang, is a French cartoonist and artist. He started publishing comics in the early nineties and has never stopped. He recently created some children’s comic books at the éditions “Le Moule à Gaufres”. Guillo also … Continue reading

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Three and the Moon

I recently stumbled upon this amazing title with mind-blowing illustrations by Boris Artzybasheff . The artist was a Russian refugee who arrived penniless in the U.S. after the Russian Revolution. He spent the next four decades creating illustrations for popular … Continue reading

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High Up and Beyond the Crisis

Last week,the renowned French street artist Guillaume Legros (aka Saype) created an enormous and emotionally moving work in the Swiss alps above the town of Leysin. Using his innovative technique that is based on spraying naturally derived , biodegradable pigments, … Continue reading

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High on Books

Europe’s highest bookstore opened last summer on Mount Blanc at an altitude of 3,466 meters. The Feltrinelli bookshop is situated inside the Punta Helbronner station on the third floor of the Skyway Monte Biancodi Funivie Montebianco . The stunning shop … Continue reading

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Unreal City

I rarely post music videos, but I’m a fan of M.Ward, Clémence Poésy (ever since her role as Elise Wasserman in “The Tunnel”), and of course Paris. Filmed on the streets of Paris, the Beatrice Pegard-directed video for M. Ward’s … Continue reading

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Paris Through History

Ever since I visited the Roman ruins at Arenas de Lutece in Paris, I have been intrigued by the city’s early history. The wonderful video below offers a 3D animated tour of the city from 52 BCE until the late … Continue reading

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