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WINE SAVVY: Glassware

David’s article as prepared for the Duluth News Tribune for the column which ran on 10/28/2015: Glassware A few years ago I was in Paris with few a friends. We had spent the entire day walking around the city and were in dire need of sustenance. It was Saturday evening and we were leaving in a few … Continue reading »

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Riding to the Top of the Eiffel Tower

Walking to the top of the Eiffel Tower is no longer possible. This creates long line at the entrance – but the trip to the top is easy and well worth the wait.

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Two Days in Paris – Part II

Staying up as long as possible, pushing yourself past the point of exhaustion, and only succumbing to sleep when it’s bedtime locally, rewards the international traveler with a great night’s sleep and a fresh, clear-eyed approach to the following day. Paris was awake, it was Saturday and we had a full day to spend in … Continue reading »

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Paris’s Love-Lock Bridge

Love Lock bridges are a fad in parts of the world and Paris, a famously romantic city, is not immune.  The idea is to lock your love onto a bridge as a sentimental gesture.  The Pont de l’Archeveche is the preferred place in Paris.

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The Gates of Hell

At the Rodin Museum in Paris you can view Auguste Rodin’s The Gates of Hell. Most of his sculptures, including The Thinker, were created for use in this piece. This sculpture was intended to be the main entrance doors for the Museum of Decorative Arts. He was commissioned in 1880 but continued to work on … Continue reading »

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Two Days in Paris – Part I

Paris was our entry point to the south of France. We were here to go from airplane to train. But it’s Paris. We needed to spend at least a little time in the city of light. The plan was simple – we arrived early Friday morning, stay awake all day, then spend Saturday touring something … Continue reading »

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