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Glamour of a Dying Empire – the Apartments of Napoleon III in the Louvre

The Louvre was a magnificent royal palace, which quickly lost its status after the French Revolution of 1789. After King Louis XVI was executed, the mob looted the building and the empty halls were eventually filled with art masterpieces to turn it i…
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April 9, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Killed Rob Ford?

Mayor Rob Ford passed away at the age of 46. Though it was expected, it was still a strong blow to all who knew him well. I was out of Canada when it happened, so I didn’t follow the Canadian media coverage. I couldn’t even force myself to read t…
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April 9, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Journey into the Macabre – the Catacombs of Paris

Walls of bones and skulls in the catacombs

Visiting the Catacombs of Paris was the most bizarre part of my trip to France. The long underground tunnels have hosted for centur…
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April 2, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment