Paris - Bar du Quartier August 5th 2015 It had been 18 years since I’d visited the Bar du Quartier, and 18 years since I’d seen John (alias Robert from an earlier semi-fictitious blog).
I asked the bartender if a friend I knew 20 years ago named John Copes van Hasselt was still around. The bartender quickly mimed a photographer snapping a picture, and answered, oui – that he was there earlier and would probably be back in two h ... read more
Europe » France » Île-de-France Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more