• 2 posters for Qui a Peur des femmes photographes and Splendeurs et Misères
    Museum exhibitions,  Museums,  Photography-Art

    A Century of Working Women-3 Paris Exhibits

    Constrained by social norms or cultural tradition, women working outside the home in the mid to late 1800s walked a fine line when wanting to earn a living. Three Paris exhibitions follow the working life of women for almost a century from 1839 to 1945. All three are exploring subjects assembled for the first time. "Qui a peur des femmes photographes" (until January 24, 2016) is the first gender-based exhibition in France and "Splendeurs et Misères, Images de la prostitution 1850-1910" (until January 17, 2016) "Splendeurs..." is the first time a museum is dedicating an entire exhibition to prostitution. Within this article you will find a synopsis of the three…

  • Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light David Downie
    Book Reviews,  Books & Guides & Writing

    Book review: “Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light”

    Follow the journey of footsteps in the vignettes of David Downie’s Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light. They are perfect bedtime stories or café reading. In this updated edition of David’s travel book, his stories reveal his personal wit and tongue in cheek humor. This adds charm and brings out a smile as you read about his own Paris history and reflections in each vignette. After finishing this wonderful book, Paris, Paris I began the process of re-reading all of my little green post-it notes. With these notes tacked all over the book, I am ready to visit and re-visit parts of Paris off the wide Haussmannian boulevards. Wander with David…