Tag Archives: Paris

Bookstore Tourism : Paris

When I’m in Paris, I sometimes find myself paralyzed by the bookstore choices. On my last visit, I counted twelve bookshops on a ten minute bus ride. And while I usually spend a day or two just browsing the fantastic … Continue reading

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Bringing Books To The Readers

The public library in Brest, France has launched its first Bibliambule. This hammock-equipped, bookmobile scooter is designed to make reading fun this summer for the Brestois. Created by Z’Ambules of Paris, the clever scooters are already in use in by libraries in … Continue reading

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Hashtag Paris

If you have every been to Paris, you know that making efficient use of the city’s Metro system can be the key to a successful visit. With that thought in mind, Berlin-based journalist and amateur map-maker Tim Fischer has created … Continue reading

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Temples of Knowledge

I first ran across the exceptional architectural photography of Ahmet Ertug earlier this year when I was at the Hermitage Museum store in Saint Petersburg. His book on the dazzling palace museum was extraordinary. Now he has released his latest … Continue reading

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Free Vintage Posters (no April Fools)

The website Free Vintage Posters offers free downloadable posters in many genres including travel, advertising, films, propaganda, food, liquor, events, and much more. There’s no catch; the images are free to use.

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The World At Night

French photographer Genaro Bardy travels to great cities to capture them devoid of inhabitants. His single-minded project, Desert in the City, is chronicled in an upcoming book of the same name that he hopes to fund on Kickstarter. He manages … Continue reading

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Taming the Pippi Savage

Paris can be a glorious city, but sometimes the streets reek of urine from pippi savage (wild peeing). Now a team of entrepreneurs has developed a clever solution to this urban menace. The Uritrottoir (the name combines the words for urinal and pavement) is … Continue reading

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Bite Me

About a year ago, we had a peek at some of Paris-based pastry chef Tal Spiegel’s tantalizing photos of dazzling baked delights. Since I acutely needed a break from the non-stop depressing news cycle, I decided to catch-up on Chef … Continue reading

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Hashtag Tourism

The always inventive urban transit cartographer Jug Cerovic has teamed up with graphic designer Andrea Rohner and software engineer David Goldwich to create a new travel website featuring metropolitan transit maps labeled with popular Instagram hashtags rather than subway stations. … Continue reading

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Taking It to the Streets

Most tourists who visit Paris take some sort of souvenir home. Many choose the cliché mini Eiffel Tower or even spring for some gourmet treats from Fauchon. Now travelers truly smitten with France’s capital can own an actual piece of … Continue reading

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