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… there is now a down at heel bus station. Michael Wade rediscovers the joy of modern air travel.
Somewhere, deep in the heart of that region lies an ancient workshop that produces paint solely for the shutters and doors of Provence. The secretive craftsmen – some say they are les gnomes – work almost entirely in shades and shards … Continue reading
This on the South of France from Sippican Cottage, via Execupundit … “I’m going to get up every morning and shave over a basin and then put on a suit. Sharp. I’m going to walk down a street made of little … Continue reading
Isn’t this simply, elegantly beautiful? photo: todd eberle The Palace of Itamaraty, Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer, 1970 From Exercices de Style, via Madame Scherzo
From Book Mania!, this pic of the wonderfully ramshackle, chaotic Shakespeare & Co. in Paris. I was there a couple of weeks ago and it’s delightful: upstairs, between the bookshelves are beds, typewriters and a piano. In a tiny, open-windowed … Continue reading
“If we were not at home, we used to leave the broom against the door as a sign. If our neighbours wanted to drop by for a coffee, they saw that no one was at home.” Different place, different time. … Continue reading