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Le mur des je t’aime–Wall of I love you

by Beth Shepherd
( July 24th, 2015 )

Mur de l'amour

The “I love you” wall stands at the center of a garden just behind the Abesses Metro Station in Montmartre, Paris. 612 tiles of enameled lava cover a surface area of 40 square meters. The phrase “I love you” is …

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What’s the buzz: Bees in Jardin du Luxembourg

by Beth Shepherd
( June 9th, 2015 )

Some of the luckiest bees in the world make their residence in Paris’ exquisite Jardin du Luxembourg. Their homes (bee boxes), some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, are nestled in a corner of the Luxembourg gardens conveniently close to the meticulously cared-for fruit orchard. The bees …

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Montmartre at midnight

by Beth Shepherd
( June 6th, 2015 )

It was Montmartre
It was midnight Come to think of it
It was spring…
At night, Paris—La Ville Lumière—comes alive with luminescence, the soft glow from iron-grated windows, a steady beam from a streetlamp, and tiny …

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