Along for the ride, but with a better view.

Month: September 2013

world enough, and time

The first time I visited the Musée d’Orsay in Paris I was spending my junior year abroad in London. I was taking an art history class taught by Pat Utermohlen, an elegantly eccentric older woman with giant glasses, handfuls of rings and a love for art […]

Château des ducs de Bretagne

Nantes, France is an old city that feels very modern, as I mentioned in a previous post. Partially it is simply a function of being very young, but the city also seems to make an effort in that direction. A good example is the castle […]

The crêpe

You would have to be crazy to visit France and not eat a crêpe or seven. France does crêpes well and we, the people of the world, respond by eating those crêpes. Until this trip, I didn’t know that crêpes in France originated in Brittany, […]