Macondo

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Name: Andrew McRae
Date registered: February 26, 2009

Latest posts

  1. Pont Neuf, Toulouse — January 1, 2012
  2. Quai de Lucien Lombard, Toulouse — December 18, 2011
  3. Escaping from street level — November 1, 2010
  4. No escaping the World Cup — July 26, 2010
  5. No escaping the bleu, blanc, rouge — June 29, 2010

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Jan 01 2012

Pont Neuf, Toulouse

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Here, I am standing again on the east bank of the river Garonne, but this time on the south side of the bridge beside the first arch and below the Quai de Tounis.

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Dec 18 2011

Quai de Lucien Lombard, Toulouse

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This photo in Toulouse was taken one afternoon last week as I walked beside the Garonne along the Quai de Lucien Lombard towards the Pont Neuf. It was the first really sunny day for over a week and many people sat on the quays enjoying the sun as it shone in the hazy sky of …

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Nov 01 2010

Escaping from street level

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Guest post. One of Paris’s lesser known (by tourists, anyway) treasures, the 4.5km Promenade Plantée – literally translated as ‘the planted stroll’, and also known as la Coulée verte – is a pleasant walk on the west-east axis of Paris from Opera Bastille to the Périphérique in the east. The section to the Jardin Reuilly …

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Jul 26 2010

No escaping the World Cup

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(by guest blogger Andrew McRae) The night before this was taken, the crowd spilled out into the street from La Grille, as the French football team played its first match on the opening day of the World Cup. The French fans didn’t seem too downcast by the drawn result with Uruguay, but of course at …

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Jun 29 2010

No escaping the bleu, blanc, rouge

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By guest blogger, photographer Macondo (Andrew McRae) The shadows lengthen in rue des Barres, looking away from the Seine River on the corner of rue de l’Hotel de Ville. A young man makes his way between the outdoor cafe tables, a student heading home perhaps. I’ve always liked the view up this lane which leads …

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Jun 17 2010

No escaping… the FORCE OUVRIERE

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This post by GUEST BLOGGER  Macondo (Andrew McRae) Today  (Tuesday 15th June), while walking to the Place de la Bastille, Carolyne and I literally stumbled upon the large demonstration by la Force Ouvrière, the largest French workers’ union, against the French government’s plans to raise the pension age and other austerity measures affecting workers and …

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