Author Archives: Russell Parkman
Tonight I traveled to the edge of Paris to the Theatre Monfort to see ‘Loin Quartier’ or ‘Far Neighborhood.’ The performance was a theatrical staging of a Japanese manga about a middle-aged man who, while commuting to work, has a … Continue reading
Since I had a ‘nuit noir’ last night and slept in, I decided early this morning to head up to the Flea Market – Marshe de les Puces – up at Porte de Clignancourt at the end of the hot … Continue reading
This morning I took the train to Fountainbleau to see the castle of monarchs from Francois I to Napolean III. Indeed, it has more history than Versailles – and some stunning interiors as well. The style of much of the … Continue reading
Today ends a week from me at the Alliance Francaise. Each afternoon I have been taking the metro across town and for 4 hours trying to learn more french. Merde. C’est difficile. Of course this is minutes after I have … Continue reading
Bienvenue. Over the next several months I hope to record my observations and thoughts about my time in Paris. Tonight I saw the first – for me – ‘spectacle’ of the Festival Automne at the Theatre de la Ville. The … Continue reading
French class and Edward Munch – will post details and photos later.