Saturday, July 11, 2020

Photos and France


My June 2012 Paris snaps...

Walked across the Pont des Arts aka Locks of Love bridge over the Seine and enjoyed tunes from this accordion player.

Walked underground to reach the Catacombs of Paris.

Admired the Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

Sunbathed in Jardin du Luxembourg.

Book browsed at Shakespeare & Company.

Got lost in one of the arrondissements of Paris.


Shakespeare and Company
by Sylvia Beach
History, Memoir | Goodreads

Sylvia Beach was intimately acquainted with the expatriate and visiting writers of the Lost Generation, a label that she never accepted. Like moths of great promise, they were drawn to her well-lighted bookstore and warm hearth on the Left Bank. Shakespeare and Company evokes the zeitgeist of an era through its revealing glimpses of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson, Andre Gide, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, D. H. Lawrence, and others already famous or soon to be. In his introduction to this new edition, James Laughlin recalls his friendship with Sylvia Beach. Like her bookstore, his publishing house, New Directions, is considered a cultural touchstone.


* image source: Along the Seine River by Eugene Galien Laloue

* part of Paris in July (here)


  1. Shakespeare and co has featured in a few posts this week, and why not.... Paris in July has a following from a romantic book loving communuty who are committed to honouring the aged old tradition of following in the footsteps of expats of the past.

  2. Fun to see pictures from your trip. Those are definitely iconic locations including Shakespeare and Co, that I would like to see some day.


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