l’Abbaye d’Ardenne Massacre

It’s Remembrance Day here in Canada and I thought I’d share with you a story that I learned while visiting Normandy, France. Earlier this year marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It’s been 75 years since the Allied forces landed in Normandy under Operation Overlord, taking part in the largest seaborne invasion in history, and…… Continue reading l’Abbaye d’Ardenne Massacre

First For The Trees

At the intersection of NW Broadway and Couch in Portland, on the side of the historic DeSoto Building, you’ll find artist Gage Hamilton’s yellow mural known as “Ozymandias (DeSoto Detached)”.It’s part of the city’s Forest For The Trees, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of contemporary public art throughout Portland. The DeSoto Building was…… Continue reading First For The Trees

Jardin des Rosiers – Joseph-Migneret

Another trip to Paris means another delicious falafel lunch. I’m nothing if not predictable. As I always do, I headed for l’as du Fallafel and waited patiently in line for my order. My intention was to walk over to Place des Vosges and eat my lunch while people watching in the popular square. It was…… Continue reading Jardin des Rosiers – Joseph-Migneret