Kathy Borrus

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Photo from Five Hundred Buildings of Paris, text by Kathy...

Photo from Five Hundred Buildings of Paris, text by Kathy Borrus, photos by Jorg Brockmann and James Driscoll.Silver Screen Entertainment in Paris Blogathon June 30Since the Middle Ages, theatrical entertainment in Paris was more spectator sport than high culture. Whistling, shouting, stomping, or hooting audiences—often drunk and rowdy—routinely disrupted performers in…

Photo of Les Halles, undated.The Flâneur as Parisian Market...

Photo of Les Halles, undated.The Flâneur as Parisian Market ShopperBlogathan June 29Once, in London at The Travel Bookshop—the same one in the movie Notting Hill—an eccentric looking woman in her sixties with a gray pageboy hairdo, dressed in early flea-market finds and a wide brim straw hat, confided, “I hate…

Denver Union StationDenver Diversions and a Paris PauseBlogathon...

Denver Union StationDenver Diversions and a Paris PauseBlogathon June 28When I worked for the Smithsonian in my other life, I used to tell my staff not to eat their lunch at their desks. Many of them thought they had so much work to do, that they would be more productive…

 
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