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The path between any two points of a community harbors stories. But in many European cities you find layers of stories even in short distances. Today I’m taking you on a brief walking tour between two points of Paris. It starts at the spot where my wife and I surfaced from a Metro station to see the city for the first time. It ends at our hotel a couple of blocks away – Hotel Saint-Jacques.
Have you ever wondered - as you walked down a street or drove to work on a freeway - about the stories you were passing? Perhaps there is a story about the family who owned the farm where a building now stands, or about an incident in a restaurant involving a famous person. Regardless, there are stories between almost any two points in a community.…Continue
In many of my trips to the cities of Europe, I can't help but wonder about the stories that hide among the residents. I remember a day in Rome when I was walking down a narrow, cobble-stoned street. I was in a rush to the next tourist attraction, paying little attention to the people I passed. But for some reason I noticed the elderly lady.
She was walking in the same direction as I, but slowly, along the right edge of the…Continue
In north Dublin there's a small city square called Mountjoy. I've never been there, but this weekend I think I'll toast to one of its early residents.
Today, when I circled the block, admiring the surrounding Georgian architecture through the lens of Google Earth, I didn't see anything particularly noteworthy. In the square's center was a well-manicured park and a playground. Several empty tour buses were parked along the curbs, but no tourists were in sight. The area seemed quiet…