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Three loves with books in the background

In Paris, the Eiffel Tower was being built. In Baltimore, Sylvia Beach was being born. It was 1887, and thirty-five years later this daughter of an American Presbyterian minister founded a bookshop on the Seine’s Left Bank that gained a cult following...
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Are you actually reading that? Hemingway?

“Hemingway?” she said dubiously. “I thought it would be good for Paris.” She rolled her eyes and went back to her book.” Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot, Picador, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York 2011. Does anybody still read Hemingway?...
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Is life a dream?

I had a strange dream today. I felt like I was Alice in Wonderland. Everything was deformed, reversed – totally surreal. It took me a while before I got back to reality after I woke up from my dream. I carefully watched every object around me waiting...
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How to become a famous writer?

When I decided I wanted to make a living out of writing, my parents were quite sad. „My daughter, how will you pay your bills?”, my mom asked, and my dad added: „Do you have any idea how hard it is to succeed in this profession?” I know, that...
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Love Messenger

Paris is at the top of the list of romantic places in the world no matter what season or occasion. So, what’s going on in Paris when St. Valentine’s Day comes? Way too much! So I hide inside a little cafe observing strangers as I write love...
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TravelbyArt version 1.3 is now available in the App Store!

We are happy to announce that you can download the latest version of the TravelbyArt app with the new artist – Oscar Wilde! The Irish poet and writer joins the group of other famous artists including Edith Piaf, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway....
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Carnival of Paris

When February arrives you are definitely fed up with winter. You check how much longer each day is and wonder whether the snow that has just fallen will be the last this wintertime. This is why Carnival is celebrated so wildly and noisily. The carnival...
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A walk to the past

Winter in Paris is a good season for walks. Especially after the Christmas holiday lazy and New Year’s Eve crazy. Beginning of the year is a time to organize your thoughts and make a plan for the whole year. It is also a good moment for visiting your...
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A lady with melancholy eyes

Dark clouds gathered over Paris. This year January is filled with melancholy. I’m lying on the couch and looking into the black eyes of a lady from the framed copy of a Modigliani hanging on my wall. It’s just me all alone with this strange lady....
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Vintage New Years Eve

Finish a good year with a good party, so you can start the New Year in an excellent mood! Spend January 1st eating your favorite food and making plans for the whole New Year. This one will be a special one! New years eve is a time for celebrating and...
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