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Jun 13

#1209. The long game

By Pascal Ollier | How-To

My last post was about flora; so, in order to treat the animal world on equal terms, I thought it would be appropriate to put a few members of the honorable fauna in display. This is going to be quite a counterclimax for me since, as readers of previous posts know, seldom if ever do […]

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Sep 03

#1136. Revoir ma Normandie

By Pascal Ollier | Travel Photography

One of the many consequences of the ‘rona on travel is that airlines had to completely revisit their routes. Many of them were cancelled, momentarily or long term. To reach my destination during recent travels, ie the Brittany coast of France, taking the car thus became the favoured option, allowing for pit stops on the […]

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Aug 03

#1130. Celebrating a wasp which does not sting

By Pascal Ollier | Opinion

Among the icons that define the Italian peninsula, one which was developed shortly after World War II definitely stands high, the Vespa Scooter. Its inception recently featured in a Netflix movie as the famous motorcycle celebrates its 75th birthday this year; that has prompted the AutoWorld center in Brussels to put up a spectacular exhibition […]

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Mar 02

#1095. The Venice Mose

By Pascal Ollier | Travel Photography

After our Summer holidays in Tuscany, we had planned to go to Venice with some friends for a long weekend in the fall.Alas, the Italian health minister issued some stern instructions that one could not enter Italy without a less than 72-hour old PCR test. Our friends balked and stayed home. Since we had been […]

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