Archive: October, 2014

#CHATEAU-DE-MAINTENON … A MUST VISIT … BEAUTIFUL …

Fifty-five minutes from Paris there is a marvel – the Château de Maintenon. The French have several English translations for the word ‘château’. If the place is still lived in it is translated ‘palace’. Like the Château de Rambouillet – I wrote about it here – which France’s presidents use as a weekend home and […]

#PRINCESS-DIANA … SHE WAS ASSASSINATED …

I am currently working on a book about the death of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, AND of Mr. Dodi Al Fayed, the man she fell in love with and was going to marry. The title is SCENARIO OF A DEATH Diana … Dodi … August 31, 1997 Laymen are unaware that, when at 4.25 […]

#BELLA …A FRENCH LIFE … CHARMING AND A GOOD & LIGHT READ …

So you dislike the French? How many times have I not been told that the French are horrible people? I am not French as you will be able to tell from my name, but I live in Paris and I have lived here for some years now. AND I can tell you that the French […]

#SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE CHATEAU & MUSEUM … WONDERFUL …

Nineteen km (13 miles) west of Paris is the town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The town is delightful, and if you have never visited its castle – the Château Saint-Germain-en-Laye – then this is where you must go when next in Paris. I am saying this because the castle houses the National Museum of Archaeology – le […]

#CHAMPS-SUR-MARNE … CHâTEAU AND PARK … AN HONEST REVIEW … AND A NO ! …

It was a lovely sunny Saturday. The small town of Champs-Sur-Marne was quiet, almost deserted. It was going on for 1 pm and on a square outside a bar/brasserie people at two tables were on the dessert course of their lunch. I was heading for the Champs-sur-Marne stately home – château – for what would […]

#ARRAS … BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF THE NORTH … OF FRANCE …

To many people France is Paris and the Riviera. Let me tell you that there is another France too, one so very much worth a visit. And today I will tell you about the town of Arras. (The French are rather inclined not to pronounce the last letter of a word, but for Arras, the […]

NOBEL-2014 … ANDRE MAKINE … AMOS OZ… NOBEL COMMITTEE WAKE UP ! …

I am officially herewith protesting about the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. Not that I have anything against French writer Patrick Modiano, but well …! For some years now, every October, I wait for the announcement of the name of the Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. Each year though two writers who really merit this […]

#GARE-DU-NORD RAILWAY/RAILROAD STATION … PARIS … WARNING …

If you are planning to come to Paris and you will be arriving by train from the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands or Germany you will arrive at Paris’ Gare du Nord railway/railroad station. I am now writing these words as a warning to you about the state Gare du Nord is in. As France […]

THE MURDER OF PORN STAR #RED-HOT-CARLA …

Here is the intro and first para of my newest true crime article for crimemagazine.com. You can read the article here  -0- The intro: Her face – and body – were known to millions of men who crawled the Internet for web-sex. Her stage name was Red-Hot Carla and her fans agreed that the name […]

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