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Jerôme Gulon

Just figured out the name of one of my favourite Paris graffiti artists.  Jerome Gulon works in multimedia mosaics and pen drawings. Exciting to think I can now search for his stuff and keep up with his work. Jerôme Gulon | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

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50 Shades of Tubes: Going Underground

Radio host replaces 50 Shades of Gray words with Underground stations. audioBoom / 50 Shades of Tubes: Going Underground.

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Rue Halévy, vue d’un sixième étage

Gustave Caillebotte’s paintings are always eyecatching. I particularly love this one. File:Gustave Caillebotte – Rue Halévy, vue d’un sixième étage.jpg – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Iran – A Photo Essay

This photo essay on Iran is beautiful, both artistically and humanistically.  Take 5 minutes and treat yourself to a virtual vacation in a land that promises to emerge from its Dark Age very soon. Photo Album – Imgur.

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Stockton, California

In the February 2, 2011 issue of Forbes, the magazine gave Stockton the dubious distinction of being the “most miserable” US city, largely as a result of the steep drop in home values. Central Connecticut State University surveys from 2005 and 2006 ranked the city as the least literate of all U.S. cities with a […]

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Color Photos of Early 1900s Paris

Paris being virtually unchanged from the turn of last century, these photos look almost like Photoshopped, Instagrammed modern pics.  This one’s my fave: A dreamlike shot of the Grand Palais filled with old-timey balloons and planes, which of course were cutting edge technology at the time. Extremely Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris « […]

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My memory of this stone is very vivid, despite last seeing it when I was 6 or 7 years old. I even remembered the name and the hand mirror carving. A few clicks from Google and I’m seeing it again for the first time in 30 years, courtesy this website documenting the Pictish stones. The […]

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Sub City Paris

This reduced me to a quivering jelly of anthropomorphized nostalgia, and I don’t even take the Metro when I’m in Paris. Beautiful. Happy Bastille Day. The Unexpected Beauty of a Suspended Moment in 'Sub City Paris' – Video – The Atlantic.

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Never get lost in a city again

Paris and Rome notwithstanding, I normally can’t navigate my way around even my own city.  These tips will probably help anyone who isn’t me, though. Happy trails! From earliest times, religious buildings and sacred sites have been laid out to give clues as to direction. Christian churches are normally aligned west-east, with the main altar […]

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Portland Free Walking Tours

Showing some linkage love for an old StumblePal, Lex, who was one of the more interesting and knowledgeable Stumblers from my friends list, and that’s saying something.  As a devotee of travel, walking, and hanging out with cool people who know lots of neat stuff, I’m kinda wanting to go to Portland, now! Let’s go […]

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