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Saturday, December 15, 2018

QUARTIER PIGALLE

PARIS, FRANCE


The Pigalle district, faithful to its festive reputation, continues to enliven Parisian nights.

From the Place d'Anvers to the Place de Clichy, everything is there for intense nocturnal festivities: cabarets, theatres, bars, clubs, cheeky shops.

To walk the streets of SoPi, no need to wait for the evening: you can enjoy trendy shops and gourmet addresses all day.

--parisinfo.com

Friday, December 14, 2018

GRAND PALAIS

PARIS, FRANCE

The Grand Palais is one of the most iconic Parisian monuments.

Built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle, it is recognizable by its large glass dome flanked by the French flag.

This architectural masterpiece of stone, steel and glass has been listed as a historical monument since 2000.

It comprises 3 major sites: the Nave, the National Galleries and the Palais de la Découverte.

The majestic nave, 240 m long, welcomes a wide variety of major national and international events: (horse riding, contemporary art, fairground, etc.).

The national galleries organize large-scale exhibitions on artists that have marked the history of art (Picasso, Hopper, Renoir, etc.).

The Palais de la Découverte is a museum and cultural centre dedicated to science, where children can learn whilst having fun, through permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

--parisinfo.com

Thursday, December 13, 2018

MOULIN ROUGE

PARIS, FRANCE

The Moulin Rouge was immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec and was the cradle of the music hall with the famous Mistinguett.

Since it opened in 1889, it has dazzled the whole world. Edith Piaf, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra and Elton John … numerous French and international personalities have over the years become enamoured of this legendary cabaret.

The room is magnificently decorated in belle époque style and red velvet, with typical burlesque frescoes.

A wonderful place to enjoy gourmet French food by the Chef David le Quellec, served with champagne - the official drink of the cabaret.

Admire a troupe of 60 artists from all over the world who perform twice each evening in the revue 'Féerie', a show made up of four breathtaking acts: feathers, rhinestones, sequins, sparkling decor, acrobats, original music, international attractions.

--parisinfo.com

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

MUSÉE D'ORSAY

PARIS, FRANCE

Internationally renowned for its rich collection of Impressionist art, the Musée d'Orsay also displays all Western artistic creation from 1848 to 1914.

Its collections represent all expressive forms, from painting to architecture, as well as sculpture, the decorative arts and photography.

You're sure to be dazzled by the beauty of the place: a train station that looks like a palace, inaugurated for the 1900 Universal Exposition.

At the end of 2011, the museum reopened all of its entirely renovated spaces as well as some new rooms: an additional 400 m² for the Pavillon Amont, Post-Impressionist artists at the heart of the museum.



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

QUARTIER MONTORGUEIL

PARIS, FRANCE
With its small pedestrian cobblestone streets, the Montorgueil district has lots of charm.

The main artery, Rue Montorgueil, is lined with local food shops, bars and restaurants as well as trendy clothing shops.

In the early morning, delivery trucks and a bustling atmosphere reflect the Paris of yesteryear.

In the streets parallel to Rue Montorgueuil, new restaurants, cocktail bars and bobo shops have opened, notably in Rue Saint-Sauveur, Rue Bachaumont, Rue Greneta, Rue Mandar and in the Passage du Grand Cerf.

--PARISINFO.COM

Monday, December 10, 2018

CITY OF MIAMI SUES STATE OVER LONG-DELAYED FLAGLER STREET CONSTRUCTION



THANK YOU COMMISSIONER REYES, COMMISSIONER HIGGINS 
AND ALL ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS 
WHO ARE PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS

Thanks to all the elected and appointed officials who are holding FDOT's feet to the fire.

We stated publicly, months ago, that only a lawsuit would protect the rights of people with disabilities, the elderly, folks who use wheelchairs for mobility and all of the hard working people.

Tens of thousands in Little Havana have lost all rights to mobility in this important corridor during disastrous work.

Ultimately, damages should be paid to the dozens of business owners who have lost it all, or on the verge of losing it all due to endless delays and failure to maintain access during construction.

Failure to maintain pedestrian mobility, even during construction, is a violation of civil rights.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article222922770.html

Sunday, December 9, 2018

FIGHTING FOR PARK LAND IN DISTRICT 4, FIGHTING TO PRESERVE MELREESE PARK


MIAMI CITY COMMISSIONER MANOLO REYES: 
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS


Roughly a decade ago, historic 2-acre Bryan Park was subject to a plan that would have paved it over for an out-of-scale tennis center. Noise would have ruined livability. Homes would be flooded by lost permeable surface. A compromise protected the green space.


A Herald story listed Bryan Park "improvements" and we feared this meant development on the green space. Commissioner Reyes' staff assured that the fixes are ADA enhancements to the accessible to all playground on the developed half of the park. Thank you sir.

High praise for Commissioner Manolo Reyes and his chief of staff Esteban (Steven) Ferreiro. Within 15 minutes of my sending an email to my District 4 Commissioner, I was called back with full details of a worthwhile capital improvement coming to Bryan Park

Reyes continues to be a champion for green space, being 1 of the 2 NO votes against the giveaway of precious Melreese Park to billionaire investors. May he block the 4/5ths vote needed to approve sweetheart deal that would pave over the people's land for profit.

Manolo Reyes, an elected official who listens to people and cares about them.