Monthly Archives: November 2009

Laduree, Paris collage part 1 巴黎集錦 Part 1

This is my 3rd time in Pairs. It is an exciting city that I could always find new surprises every time I was there. Paris is not only celebrated by the variety of fashions and food, the impression of romantic … Continue reading

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Paris (Chateau de Chantilly, Le Vesinet) 巴黎–香提依城堡, 培尼基鎮

Chateau de Chantilly Chateau de Chantilly, built between 1528 and 1531, locates in the city of Chantilly that’s about 40 km north of Paris. It was the estate of Condé’s family, who were cousins of French kings. However, the original … Continue reading

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Paris (Chateau de Malmaison, Enghien-les-Bains) 巴黎–梅爾梅森宮, 安江鎮

Chateau de Malmaison Chateau de Malmaison was Josephine de Beauharnais’ residence, located 12 km west of Paris in the city of Rueil-Malmaison. The estate spans about 150 acres that encompass the country house, gardens, meadows, and woods. Josephine de Beauharnais, … Continue reading

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Bretagne (Saint-Malo) 布列塔尼 Brittany–聖馬羅

Saint-Malo Saint-Malo is a port city located on north Bretagne. It was established in 6th century by Saint Aaron and Saint Brendan who settled in Saint-Malo. Between 1490 and 1493, Saint Malo declared an independent republic, claiming that those lived … Continue reading

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Bretagne (Rennes, Carnac, Quimper, Perros-Guirec) 布列塔尼 Brittany–雷恩市, 卡那克, 坎培, 派洛吉瑞

The first time I’ve known Bretagne was from L’île aux trente cercueils (The Island of 30 Coffins), one of the Arsene Lupin series, written by Maurice Leblanc. The heroine in the story, Véronique d’Hergemont, was lured to Bretagne peninsula to … Continue reading

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Bath 巴斯

City of Bath is situated 156 km west of London and became a World Heritage Site in 1987. Romans first discovered hot springs in this place and established a spa resort during 43AD. They also built a temple surrounding the … Continue reading

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Cambridge 劍橋

Cambridge locates 80km north of London and is the university town for University of Cambridge, one of the premier schools in the world. This city was first occupied by Roman Empires who established a community around AD 40, they also … Continue reading

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Oxford 牛津

University of Oxford resides in Oxford City that locates at south east of England. The founding date of the university is unclear but estimated to be in late 11th century, making it the oldest university in English-speaking world. University of … Continue reading

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London (British Museum, Covent Garden, Baker Street, New & Old Bond Stree, Fortnum & Mason) 倫敦–大英博物館, 柯芬園, 貝克街, 龐德街, Fornum & Mason茶點店

British Museum has the most comprehensive collection of more than 7 million objects from all the continents; it was established based on Sir Hans Sloane’s collection that existed 80,000 on his death in 1753. Sloane’s collection was not only vast … Continue reading

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London (River Thames, Westminster, Tower of London, Bridges) 倫敦–泰晤士河, 西敏寺, 倫敦塔, 塔橋

The very first impression I had about London was from 1984’s TV drama–"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" starring Jeremy Brett and David Burke. It always showed London as a foggy place where people wore dark-colored long coats and brought umbrellas … Continue reading

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