Bercy Paris, stiltskin dancers and olive oil

Bercy was the place Parisians came to get merry when once upon a time it stood as a rural village serving cheap intoxicating liquors (untaxed). With time the area turned to squalor until its revival in the 1970’s. The dilapidated wine storehouses (chais in French) have been revamped into dedicated commercial shops, and a modern […]

The 16th arrondissement and the return of the Space Invaders!

  It seems those pesky space invaders won’t leave me be. I walked to the end of my road this morning, the same walk I’d taken many a time, and I’ll be damned if I didn’t find another of the little mosaic freaks looking up at me with two sinister black hollowed square eyes. [April […]

Space Invaders taking over Paris

I swear I saw a space invader somewhere on our street or perhaps down a little side road in the 16th arr., scratched my head at the implausible context and then carried on walking giving it no more thought. Then one day I was in the 18th arrondissement and there was another, perhaps 10 feet […]