After an all day training session in our Dutch office, we were on to Paris!  We took the high-speed Thalys train from Schiphol to Gare du Nord and arrived at the hotel in the middle of the afternoon.  After a very late lunch, two of my co-workers and I had about an hour of rapidly […]

It was important to me to make it to the top of the Arch by the time the sun set so I could experience that with my camera in hand.  I must have spent at least an hour walking the rectangular perimeter of the observation deck as the day drew to a close, snapping hundreds […]

I don’t think I’ve climbed the Arch of Triumph since I was a kid, so I made a point of that being my one after-hours activity the one night I had available this trip to Paris.  I noticed an abundance of police officers in the Metro and in the tunnels under L’Etoile leading to the […]

Building on the whole “in your face” cigarette warning concept, this is a shot of the backside of a carton of Marlboro Golds purchased in Switzerland and enjoying a lovely fall day outside in a western suburb of Paris. You Might Also Enjoy: Paris:  Smoking Kills Other Paris Posts

Many of my colleagues — not just in our Paris office, but throughout Europe — smoke.  They are adults capable of making their own decisions.  I don’t judge.  But, I do cherish every one of them and cigarettes are just really, really bad for you. So it was not surprising when my lovely colleague, Isabelle, […]