Sunday, February 17, 2013

French Medicine


Happy Birthday René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec, who invented the stethoscope in 1816! I've been to two notable medical history museums in France - one in Paris, the Musée de l'Histoire de la Medecine at the Université René Descartes, and one in Rouen, at the Musée Flaubert, former home of the author Gustave Flaubert. This photo is from the latter.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Beatles on the Wall


A post in celebration of John Lennon's birthday in two days. This was inside the giant elevator at Abbesses métro station.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chandelier at the Opéra Garnier


Gaston Leroux's novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra was first published in serial form in Le Gaulois on this date in 1909.