May 23 2019

Goethe Uni & Bockenheimer Warte

Bockenheim is a city district in Frankfurt am Main. The tower is the landmark.

May 23 2019

Frankfurt Messe

Messe, where the Frankfurter Buchmesse (FBM) holds every October, is the world largest book fair.

May 23 2019

La Villette

This is an edgy area in Paris, with waterfront promenades along Canal de l’Ourcq. Stalingrad, Cent QuatrePaname, and the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall is a stone throw away.

Rue de Crimée over the canal has a lift bridge.


May 23 2019

Paname Brewing Co

41 bis Quai de la Loire
75019 Paris @ La Villette

Will return. Great view of Canal de l’Ourcq, from an old warehouse, on the banks of the Bassin de la Villette. Reportedly, it’s the largest artificial body of water in Paris. Good food and decent service. Graffitis & Lou ReedBeers ~ Eat and nap ~ Why not?!


May 23 2019

Cent Quatre

5 Rue Curial
75019 Paris @ La Villette

An incubator for the arts that opened in 2008, converted from a funeral home. Most spaces are free but there are a few suits at the back are for rent.

A company is rehearsing. One of the dancers is from US and had lived in NYC for a while.


May 23 2019

Stalingrad & canals

Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad @ La Villette

The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the major battles in World War II, resulted in Russian victory over the invading Germans. The French laid down for the Germans in two weeks, and they had nothing to do with the Battle of Stalingrad. Just thinking out loud.

The square is at the junction of two canals: Canal de l’Ourcq and Saint-Martin, looking out to PBC Paname.


Stan Lee Dec 28, 1922 – Nov 12, 2018 is here


May 23 2019

Frankfurt 2019

Train from Paris to Frankfurt is six minutes late, which was rare to me but the Germans are joking it’s the new normal.

  1. 5.23 Thur, Messe; Goethe Uni
  2. 5.24 Fri, a demonstrationGemalten Haus; Mutter
  3. 5.25 Sat, a garden & a walk; Altstadt; birthday party
  4. 5.26 Sun, Café Extrablatt; hike @ Oberursel;  strawberry farmer
  5. 5.27 Mon, to French Open


May 23 2019

Metro and train stations

Paris has a few major stations: Gare du Nord, Lyon and de l’Est – with metro and trains. Gare du Nord is bigger than Grand Central and Penn Staton. Trains aren’t as popular in US as in Europe.

Gare du Nord


Gare de l’Est


Metro tracks over old structure? Or newly built looks like old? This is near Montparnasse