Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Une Tache aveugle

The Barnes Foundation has re-opened in Philadelphia in its new location. The collection has an unusual history. In the early 20th century, Dr. Albert C. Barnes invented a silver-nitrate compound known as Argyrol. Just a couple of drops were placed … Continue reading

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Anniversaire de mariage

Twenty-seven years ago, we said “I do.” We celebrated our anniversaire de mariage (ann-e-ver-sare duh mare-e-azj)  at Beaumonde in Philadelphia. Since we were able to amicably split the dessert crêpe (chocolate, with toasted coconut and coffee ice cream), we must be … Continue reading

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Courir des rues

Ever on the alert for all things French, this intrepid blogger tackled Manayunk, a trendy northwestern Philadelphia neighborhood. The first sighting was three incredibly cute Yorkies occupying a lap outside a café. Could Paris really be 3,700 miles away? We … Continue reading

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Le beau monde

For our anniversary dinner, we tried a crêperie recommended by a friend, Beaumonde, at 624 South 6th Street in Philadelphia. While not totally authentic, it was the closest to a Brittany experience that I have gotten outside of France. They … Continue reading

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Faire son miel de quelque chose

Many years had elapsed during which nothing of Combray, save what was comprised in the theatre and the drama of my going to bed there, had any existence for me, when one day in winter, on my return home, my … Continue reading

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Long comme un jour sans pain

Parc restaurant is one of our favorite brunch spots in Philadelphia. Its location, right next to Rittenhouse Square, near Walnut Street shopping, the Kimmel Center, and the Academy of Music, is just perfect. But so are dozens of other restaurants. … Continue reading

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À l’œuvre on reconnaît l’artisan

Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 – 1937) was the first African American painter to achieve international renown. Born in Pittsburgh, and son of an AME preacher, he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia where he was befriended … Continue reading

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