Month: October 2012

The Passages of Paris

If you’ve made more than one trip to Paris you’ve probably seen some of the famous Passages, the 19th-century indoor shopping centers under glass, which connect one street to another. They were important when they were built because they provided shelter from the rain as well as the mud and mess of pre-pavement Paris. The …

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Thanks for a successful promotion

The two-day promotion for Treasure of Saint-Lazare ended Saturday night, with almost 5,000 free copies downloaded. The success of the promotion gave me a substantial jump in sales the next day — thanks to everyone who participated. In order to encourage more sales, I’ve reduced the price to $2.99 rather than its original list of $4.99. …

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Magical Métro Musique

One of the delights of walking around Paris is finding unexpected charms. Whether it’s a pocket park or an first-time view, it’s always a pleasant surprise.Today we enjoyed finding a familiar string orchestra in the busy Châtelet métro station, one of the prime spots for busker groups — soloists tend to stick to the corridors …

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