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Dreaming of France: 29 Avenue Rapp

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Scrolling through my Instagram& finding this image, I’m surprised I haven’t shared this particular French door for Dreaming of France before. 29 Avenue Rapp boasts what might be the most famous door in Paris. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful.



Designed by Jules Lavirotte in 1901 it’s a striking example of Art Nouveau architecture and features the very risque sculpted Adam and Eve above the door. I first saw the building in the movie Gigi as the building where Gigi's Aunt Alicia lives and where Gigi goes for her lessons in how to catch the right man. Preferably someone rich like Gaston.

Naturally when Mark and I visited Paris, we had to pay the building a visit. What struck us about 29 Avenue Rapp was how many people just walk on by, as if were nothing special, just another old stone edifice, the door, just another entry. I think even if I lived on the block, even if I saw the building and its door every single day, I would still have to pause and take it in. Not a whole …

TOP 10 CLASSIC ROCK ‘N ROLL LOVE SONGS

I heard it on the radio ... so it must be true ... these are the top ten rock 'n roll songs. Anybody out there want to weigh in? What's your personal top ten?

10. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
9. All I Want is You - U2
8. Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n Roses
7. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
6. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
5. Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
4. Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
3. Something - The Beatles

2. Can’t help Falling in Love - Elvis
1. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (Paul McCartney has called this the greatest song of all times
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and who am I to disagree?)

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  1. Hmmmmm. The problem with lists like this:
    It implies that there isn't a single Beatles love song other than Something that's better than Whitney's I Will Always Love You, or the Stones Wild Horses (which isn't even close to being THEIR best love song). Seems unlikely.

    I always like Maxwell Siverhammer when it's time to get down...know what I mean?

    -Michael

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