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About me

Occupation retired, but busy
Location Atlanta suburb, Georgia, originally from Paris 9eme, France
Introduction Born and raised in Paris (9eme,) France,(from a Parisian mother and Armenian father from Istanbul, Turkey) I immigrated to the USA, to San Francisco in the early 1960s, just for the fun of it, and lived there for 10 years - now I live in Georgia, USA. (I have dual citizenship.) But have been back to Paris 60 times since the 60s. Since childhood I have been an avid world traveler (66 countries and islands so far) on a budget, and continue to travel with my husband as often as we can find deals. When I am writing on a subject I like to explore it fully, whether it is the history of a place or of an event - my posts can be a bit long and detailed. So I post only once a week or more to allow ample time for them to be read. I am interested in many subjects and like to include my findings in my posts. This is an eclectic blog. NOTE:. Please do not copy my pictures without permission. Most of the postcards I use in my posts are over 100 years old, not covered by copyright laws. The newer postcards come under the “Fair Use” of the U.S. Copyright Law. This applies to some of the photographs I may find on the web - if I know the authors I shall publish their names.
Interests Love travel - I am a bookworm; enjoy good music, good art and photography. I knit and crochet when I have spare time and when our two cats let me. I also love to visit historical buildings. Am interested in world politics and cultures.
Favorite Movies (alpha order) Amélie Poulain, Battleship Potemkin, Bonnie and Clyde, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Les Diaboliques, Hôtel du Nord (de Jean Carne 1938), Jean de Florette, Jules et Jim, Les Triplettes de Belleville, Manon des Sources, Moonstruck, Out of Africa, Seven Samurai, Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather (all 3, ) The Quiet American, Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles
Favorite Music (in alpha order) Amalia Rodriguez, Armenian Kef Music, Baaba Maal, Joan Baez, boogie, Bluegrass, Blues, David Bowie, Carlos Gardel, Celtic music, Césaria Evora, Charles Aznavour, Cheb Mami, Chopin, Classical, classic jazz (like Miles Davis, Monk, MJQ), Dixieland jazz, Dr. John, Elton John, Georges Brassens, Janis Joplin, Khaled, opera, Orchestra Baobab, rags, Santana, Scott Joplin, The Beatles
Favorite Books Bookworm with over 3000 books at least (why count?) Favorite genre: memoirs, diaries, personal essays, travel literature, British crime fiction, history, biographies, French literature and modern fiction, US and world classic literature, Buddhist literature, poetry, anthropology, current affairs and short stories. Don’t usually read romance, SF, thrillers, horror, westerns, true crimes, chick books or comic books.