Archive for the 'History' Category

No room at the exhibition

July 18th, 2008

Back in January, when I first heard about the Camille Claudel exhibition planned for April through July at the Musée Rodin, I knew it was something I had to see. I’ve been fascinated by Claudel ever since I saw the 1988 film Camille Claudel, starring Isabelle Adjani in the title role and Gérard Depardieu as […]

Fire at Deyrolle

February 2nd, 2008

It’s a sad day in Paris. A landmark dating to 1831, and one of our favorite places to immerse ourselves in decay and general weirdness, was severely damaged by fire yesterday morning. Deyrolle, the taxidermy shop and walk-in cabinet of curiosities, was the site of a major blaze yesterday morning that took 55 firefighters and […]

Paris Underground

October 18th, 2007

One of the best things about living in Paris is that we have the time to explore the not-so-obvious aspects of the city. The Eiffel Tower is hard to miss, but there are many places that are hidden, or not easily seen unless you know where to look. In my latest post on Gridskipper I […]