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 Brenda Turnnidge. The Eyes Wide Open blog.

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CELEBRATING GANESH IN PARIS

August 29, 2022
I love the Ganesh Festival in Paris, especially those moments early on in the day as devotees make their final preparations. This festival both soothes my wanderlust and...
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MARSEILLE MEDITERRANEAN MASSALA

August 15, 2022
14 August 2022 Hot summer weekend in Marseille. It could have been so easy to just ‘farniente’ on the beach but how could I visit Marseille without a trip to its very he...
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Déchirés mais flottants

April 30, 2022
Déchirés mais flottants Torn but still afloat Shredded posters, where I least expected them. On the corner of rue de Rivoli and rue des Pyramides, in the heart of Pa...
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NOWRUZ IN PARIS

March 22, 2022
NOWRUZ, Persian New Year. (Nowruz=New Day) These photos were taken at last Tuesday’s Charshanbe Suri festival at the Canal St Martin in Paris. The origins of this fire-j...
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2021 Fading Out ...

December 27, 2021
Affiches déchirées Fragments of life, passion and politics on the walls of Paris. As the year draws to an end, we're still under that Covid cloud. For information, I k...
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KARNAVAL TROPIKAL DE PARIS 2021

July 05, 2021
KARNAVAL TROPIKAL - PARIS - July 4, 2021 - Karnaval la sé sel médikaman nou ni You probably know of Notting Hill Carnival but have you heard of Paris’s Tropical Carnival...
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Les murs du confinement - lockdown walls - Paris

May 16, 2021
Fading Fast / Talking Walls - Paris series 2020-2021 Forever looking for messages on the walls, on the streets, in the métro … Either the messages have faded away or I...
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Desperately Seeking Sakura in Paris

March 30, 2021
Springtime and I’m back at the Jardin Albert Kahn, six months after my last post. Times are even stranger as we enter the “Third Wave”. Fortunately parks are open and ou...
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