A black cat in Montmartre

In the old days, Montmartre was the end of some Metro lines. “Direction Montmartre”. Not any more. It’s actually hard to find the appropriate station to go to “Matha’s hill”. I recommend Lamarck-Caulaincourt. No stairs, just walk up from the back. (The first half of this post has just been wiped out by WP. Grrr.…

Ancient Indochina. Part 3.

Hué. One of Than Thaï’s follies, several of his wives in ritual dress are transformend into musicians, wearing a Marine fusilier’s belt. L’une des follies de Than Thaï, une partie de ses femmes en costume rituel sont transformées en musiciennes affublées d’un ceinturon d’infanterie de marine. Hué was the imperial city of Vietnam between 1802…