Putin une menace ? … Putin un autre Stalin ? …

Êtes-vous d’accord ou en désaccord avec l’évaluation de certaines personnes (Obama etc) concernant Vladimir Putin : il est un dictateur, une menace pour la paix et rien que un nouveau Stalin ? Oui ou non, lisez ce roman Pour L’Amour d’un Poète. Vous pouvez l’acheter sur le site amazon.fr.   Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

Putin to be feared? Putin the bad man? … What to say about Stalin …?

Do you agree that Vladimir Putin is a very bad man? Do read the novel ‘FOR THE LOVE OF A POET’ set in Stalin’s Russia and which tells of how the Soviet Union’s artists and intellectuals were persecuted under Josef Stalin. The book in Kindle and Paperback is available on all AMAZON sites.   Tweet […]

BARBIZON … ALL ABOUT ART AND OLD WORLD CHARM …

    The village of Barbizon – le village des peintres as it is called in French – is Beautiful: with a capital B. Sixty-one kms (38 miles) north of Paris, artists – Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Decamps, Daubigny and Diaz de la Pena to name only them – came here in the mid to late […]

LEONARDO’s ‘SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST’ RESTORED … BUT MAN OR WOMAN …?

    ‘The painting is brand new’, is how Paris’s Louvre Museum describes the restored Leonardo Da Vinci’s 500+-year-old masterpiece, Saint Jean-Baptiste – Saint John the Baptist. Painted around 1517, the 69 cm x 57 cm (27.16 in x 22.44 in) oil on walnut-wood Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, has been undergoing years of ‘behind the […]

PARIS METRO AND RER… THE BEST AND THE WORST LINES …

  Should you live in Paris or in France, or planning to visit Paris, you will undoubtedly at some time get on to a Metro or RER train. Not so? Now, for the first time Citymapper  has done a survey of the regularity of Paris’s Metro and RER trains.  The RER is the metro trains […]

Picasso-Giacometti Exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Paris … Wonderful …

  If you are going to be in Paris this Christmas Festive Season, you ought not to miss the exhibition currently at the Picasso Museum. It is the Picasso-Giacometti exhibition: it had opened to crowds on Tuesday, October 4 this year (2016) and runs through to Sunday, February 5, 2017. The half-term school holidays in […]

STEALING PICASSOS … 271 PICASSOS IN THE GARAGE … BUT WERE THEY GIFTS AS CLAIMED ? …

  In 2010 I wrote about the 271 Picasso artworks a French couple – Pierre and Danielle Le Guennec – had stored, maybe hidden, in the garage of their villa in the town of Mouans-Sartoux in the Province-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) region of France. Monsieur Le Guennec, then 71, a retired electrician, told the police, called […]

The murder of the Iraqi-born British Al Hilli family … nowhere near being solved …

Murder, though it hath no tongue, will speak with most miraculous organ, wrote Shakespeare in ‘Hamlet’. So often this is proven correct. Now again, with the slaughter of this holidaying British family – the Al-Hillis – on a forest road near to the Upper Savoy (Haute-Savoie) town of Chevaline in September 2012, murder, despite having […]

VINCENT VAN GOGH … NEEDS SAVING …

Each year from the beginning of April to the beginning of November some 250,000 people come to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise. Some come bearing a bouquet of flowers: mostly these are yellow – sunflowers. These, they will lay on a grave. The grave, against a wall and covered in ivy, is nothing extravagant: two men […]

Rue Le Sueur … no Paris street more sinister …

  I wrote a piece about this Paris street on the following two sites: English Informer in France and English Informer in the UK In a townhouse on this street a serial killer had slaughtered hundreds.   Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

PROSTITUTION IN PARIS … ILLEGAL … BUT VERY MUCH PRACTISED ….

  Every day, and every night, women and men are being paid for sex here in Paris. This is because the April 14 2016 law which fines those that pay for sex, is not working. “I am the owner of my apartment,” one female prostitute says, “so let the law prove that a man having […]

SCULPTURES … SCULPTURES … A SUMMER DELIGHT FOR PARIS VISITORS …

    Say ‘Paris’ to folks and they think …  Think what? Garlicky snails: oh how horrible? The Can-Can: rather vulgar? The Eiffel Tower: oh how wonderful? And then there are those who think: paintings … sculptures … For paintings there are the museums of the Louvre, Orsay, Montmartre etc etc etc. For sculptures, there […]

Paris’s Louvre spends over € 5 million buying two sculptures …

  Walking through the Louvre museum I always come to a halt when a thought comes into my head. The thought is a calculation. I always try to imagine the combined value of the works of art around me. I never can: there are not enough numbers in my head to do such a calculation. On […]

The Château of Fontainebleau: French Elegance or Scandalous Extravagance?

  You’ve been to the Château of Versailles, and you still want to see another chateau. In that case, the Château of Fontainebleau is the answer. In fact, very many of those who visit it think that this château is much more beautiful than that of Versailles. I thought so too, now I wonder whether […]

STEALING THE MONA LISA FROM THE LOUVRE …

 It is not possible, you will say, to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Well it is … it was! As you will discover when you read what I’ve written here.  The streets of Paris were already hot but still silent on this summer morning just before eight. It was Monday, August 21. The […]

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