In August 2003, my family returned to Europe after having lived for 3 years in the US. We didn't return to Germany but continued our expat adventure in France. Never before had I been in Paris or in France. We were living in the suburbs and Paris quickly became our weekend destination. I think it … Continue reading Notre-Dame – N – A to Z Challenge 2019
I live in Paris, and one could think that such a big Metropole is only made up of lifeless buildings. But the many parks and squares in the city as well as greened balconies and windowsills, let a lot of wildlife develop itself peacefully.
Sorry Remy, even though we all love you and think you are super cute, your publicity for rats has not worked. During my first year at university, a rat liked to enter the kitchen through the air vent by the window. This was student housing and definitely quite a shock, but my flat being on … Continue reading Sorry Remy!
Cold, blue sky, sun, and fog smog! For a few days now the level of pollution inside of Paris has drastically risen. The beautiful winter weather is disrupted by a high amount of micro particles. In Paris this phenomenon has been happening a lot since 2014, I am not sure about the years prior to … Continue reading Pollution in Paris
If you have traveled to Paris, you might have come across the concept store Colette located in Rue Saint Honoré. If you are a fashionista, then it is rather probable that you know Colette even if you have never been to Paris. Since 1997, the store with the two blue dots had been a place … Continue reading My Colette Surprise
Not the music, not the hotels, not the pizza topping, no... Last week, while outside I came across a strange phenomenon, a tree that seemed a bit lost. A cherry tree celebrating all four seasons at once! Some leaves were coloured by the advancing autumn, some were green as though in the middle of summer, … Continue reading 4 Seasons in Paris
Voilà, voilà! It's time for another "Discovering Paris" post. This time it's again about a new park or garden in Paris. I want to tell you about the Promenade des Berges de la Seine, or more precisely about the Iles Flottantes (floating islands that are located there). In 2013 parts of the Parisian quays were converted … Continue reading Iles Flottantes – no I am not talking about dessert
Parc Clichy-Batignolles - Martin Luther King Discovering a NEW park in Paris A few weeks ago, my mother discovered a new park in Paris, which she quickly shared with us. The first time I went, I went without technology, so I could not take any pictures. But then I returned, for a nice walk and for … Continue reading Parc Clichy-Batignolles – Martin Luther King