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Prehistoric Archaeology: A Chronicle of Nice and a Bit of Art History

Terra Amata Côte d’Azur, the region surrounding Nice, France, is considered figuratively by historians as being a paleontological primordial soup, once containing the basic ingredients for the conception of prehistoric human ancestry; deemed to be among the first human-spawning grounds … Continue reading

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Ode to Pablo Picasso

The housekeeper awoke us abruptly, entering the room at ten thirty on Friday morning. I didn’t hear any knocking beforehand. The flabbergasted chambermaid stood motionless by the bathroom as she gazed about, looking totally bug-eyed like a Looney Tunes character. … Continue reading

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Basking at Beaubourg

Just ahead, the Pompidou Center stood out like a twentieth-century spaceship amongst the typical medieval architecture seen throughout the fourth arrondissement. Notre Dame Cathedral was in the neighborhood: the old church sported a twelfth-century Gothic design, yet it was completed … Continue reading

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