- Afghanistan Archbishop of Canterbury Barack Obama Bible Bologna Brexit British monarchy Buckinghamshire Cambridge Charles III Charles Prince of Wales Congress Conservatism Conservative Conservatives Coronation of Elizabeth II culture cyberwarfare David Cameron debt crisis democracy Democrats Diana Norman Ed Miliband Edward Gibbon Elie Wiesel Elizabeth II Europe European Union faith freedom French Revolution Geoffrey Fisher God Goethe Hanslope Harold Macmillan House of Windsor India Israel Julius Caesar Kate Middleton Labour Le Marais Liberal Democrats Local government Louis XIV Louis XV memories Michael Ramsey modern theology Monarchy Napoleon Nick Clegg Pakistan Paris Prince William of Wales Project Gutenberg Prudence Andrew public service cuts religion Republican Rio de Janeiro Sarah Palin science and religion solitude Stendhal Sudan Tea Party Thomas Jefferson Wall Street war William Tyndale women Yemen
Tag Archives: Paris
I love dipping into that huge treasure chest, Project Gutenberg, and coming up with gemstones from the past: the arresting sentence, the paragraph or vignette illuminating the way things were beneath the radar of great events. Here is an example: … Continue reading
For a rich young Estonian aristocrat, a decorated officer in the victorious allied armies entering Paris in March 1814, the city was clearly a paradise in which he could live life to the full; in his case, very much a … Continue reading
As one who loves Paris, I am embarrassed to find that not only did I come to the estimable anonsparis blog rather late, but I didn’t know until recently about another useful site called Paris Secret. It’s essentially a portal … Continue reading
Every time I visit Paris, I get a kick out of spotting street names with a particular resonance or mystery about them, such as Rue du Roi de Sicile in the Marais. But there are plenty of evocative names on … Continue reading
An Englishman visiting Paris in 1801 pauses in his description of people and places to insert a prose aria on the intelligence and feeling he has observed in French women.
Visiting Paris again for a long weekend, I’m reminded how much I appreciate certain types of cityscape. Whatever they are, almost all can be found here in the City of Light. That’s why I love it as much as I … Continue reading
Some cities – very few – we know as iconic citadels of our imagination, places of the heart, even if we have never been there: London and New York, of course; Jerusalem, possibly. And then there is Paris.