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Friday’s walk

In northern Paris, where many East Indian and African immigrants live, kids ignore the backdrop and play soccer in the street.

Like the velibs, the bike
rental stands, only this
is for cars – you enter the
little bubble house and
rent this car
on the spot.
make gardens everywhere – this is the
ground floor, the little tree is
in the street.
One view of Marine LePen, the candidate of the ultra-right, and below – this is how electioneering works in a country of monuments – long lines of metal stands, with posters stuck on them.



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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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