Jennifer Rabie

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Jennifer Rabie

The term flâneur comes from the French masculine noun flâneur—which has the basic meanings of "stroller", "lounger", "saunterer", "loafer"—which itself comes from the French verb flâner, which means "to stroll". Charles Baudelaire developed a derived meaning of flâneur—that of "a person who walks the city in order to experience it
Because of the term's usage and theorization by Baudelaire and numerous thinkers in economic, cultural, literary and historical fields, the idea of the flâneur has accumulated significant meaning as a referent for understanding urban phenomena and modernity.



North America » United States » Alaska May 16th 2012

Juneau May 16 Once clear of Yakutat Bay, Diamond Princess set South Easterly through the Gulf of Alaska towards Cape Spencer where we entered the North Inian Passage and passed trough the Icy Strait before entering the Lynn Canal. After rounding Lincoln Island, various courses were set through Stephens Passage and the Gastineau Channel as we made our final approach towards Juneau. Juneau was our second to last port and the only Alaskan port that my sister and I booked an excursion together. Our excursion was a canoe trip to Mendenhall Glacier. A shuttle picked up us and our fellow Holland American adventurists and proceeded on a fifteen minute drive to the glacier. Once outfitted into our wet-wear clothes provided by the company, we paddled off through the milky teal coloured water of Mendenhall lake. Passing ... read more
Patsy Ann
Juneau Resident
On the canoe

Asia April 13th 2012

I am about to embark on a 35 day cruise with my sister. We will begin in Singapore, travel north to Russia, east to Alaska, then south to Vancouver. Along the way we will also be able to add Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam to our "been-there-done-that" list. My goals? - don't get sick and don't gain more than 5lbs! With the fantastic cruise food available on our Princess ship 24/7, the latter may be quite hard to attain!... read more




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