Category Archives: Paris

Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini   (born February 29, 1792, Pesaro, Papal States [Italy]—died November 13, 1868, Passy, near Paris,France), Italian composer noted for his operas, particularly his comic operas, of which The Barber of Seville (1816), Cinderella (1817), and Semiramide (1823) are among the best known. Of his later, larger-scale dramatic operas, the most widely … Continue reading

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looking west to the San Diego Zoo across Florida Canyon

The San Diego Zoo grew out of exotic animal exhibitions abandoned after the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.[10] Dr. Harry M. Wegeforth founded the Zoological Society of San Diego, meeting October 2, 1916, which initially followed precedents set by the New York Zoological Societyat the Bronx Zoo. He … Continue reading

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occasions of grandeur

“Although described by a contemporary critic as ‘looking like an overloaded sideboard’, it (the Paris Opera House) is now regarded as one of the masterpieces of the period. Here Garnier triumphed over a cramped and difficult site, handling the carriage-ramps … Continue reading

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LEX

another beautiful doorway on a fine walk through the City!

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detail of doorway w sky

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in transit w light

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on a Spring sky!

up above Pont Alexandre III, in Paris

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