I am currently residing in Paris, so I could totally relate to this post. It was a very justifiable post as you carefully highlighted the key tourist spots to visit. Just wanted to drop in a comment saying that despite it being a lengthy post, you made it an easy read so it was worth the while.
By the middle ages, the wealthy were using elaborateSome historians believe that wallpaper was introduced as a less expensive substitute for tapestries, but we find that claim dubious for three reasons.First, it is unlikely that paper, even backed with linen as it was in its earliest versions, would do as good as heavy tapestries to ward off drafts.Secondly, the claim ignores the fact that the Chinese glued decorative rice paper on their walls as early as 200 BC, and developed color block printing prior to the 5th century, predating the European practice by about a thousand years. The Arabs learned to block print paper from the Chinese and the skill had spread quickly throughout the mideast long before it reached Europe.Thirdly, wallpaper did not became very popular in England until Henry VIII’s excommunication from the Catholic Church resulted in a fall in trade with Catholic Europe. Unable to import tapestries and lacking any tapestry manufacturers in England, the English gentry and aristocracy turned to using wallpaper to embellish their living spaces.The Early Years through the 1600sThe Early YearsThe earliest known record of wallpaper in the Western world dates to 1481, when King Louis XI of France commissioned Jean Bourdichon to paint 50 rolls of paper with angels on a blue background so that he could take his wall decorations with him as he moved from one castle to another.
I have prayed for the people, and Adonai hath said unto me: thee an image of a venomous springing serpent, and set it upon a pole; and it shall come to pass that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. The great festival of the vernal equinox approaches, and it is time to prepare ourselves by purification for the Passover. Light will soon prevail once more over darkness; and the pulses of life again beat in the bosom of the earth, long chilled by the wintry frosts..
The fruits do not ripen at the same time and are picked daily. Jambul fruits resemble grapes and are oblong or ovoid in shape. Only ripe fruits are picked as they do not ripen once they are picked. The son in question, a lithe 78 year old, bounds by in pursuit of a fleeing toddler. Having caught his prey and carefully wiped away a smear of dirt from the child’s face, he glances up at the coffin. “Oh, that,” he says.