The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: balzac

lost illusions

20 August 2005, around 17.10.

& gout

9 September 2016 – Paris

9 September 2016, around 19.28.

Day 3. Headed west to go to Rodin museum, but spotted the late nineteenth century church of Saint-François-Xavier and stopped to look around. It appeared a suitable, sober, appropriate 19th century church and so, indeed, it proved. The lines were bright and clean, most of the artwork tasteful if mediocre – and I will admit […]

13 September 2016 – Paris

13 September 2016, around 19.35.

Day 7. We went to Notre Dame first, thinking to climb the towers and admire the grotesques, but at opening time the guard estimated the line was already 45 minutes long – and to the unpracticed eye it certainly looked longer. So we decided to head to Père-Lachaise Cemetery (on which more anon) via the […]

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