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Podcast details! Saint-George, Balzac, and Marie Curie

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

Improbable Walks, Season 1, Episode #4 - Marie Curie & Ile Saint-Louis

Improbable Walks, Season, Episode #3 - Balzac & the village of Passy

Improbable Walks, Season 1, Episode #2 - music & sword-fighting with Saint-George

I'm continuing to work on my podcast audio walks--if you're interested, check out my evolution as I learn how to podcast I'm thrilled that the New Orleans musician David Symons has just recorded an accordion track for my opening music, so that adds a lot of atmosphere to my podcast opener. This webpage offers you some links & images to accompany the podcasts. Here's a link to the Marie Curie museum in Paris - so far, this virtual visit seems to only exist in French, but the images are interesting even if your French is limited.

Here are... IMAGES first row-The Palais Royal podcast: The dapper composer & famous swordsman Chevalier Saint-George (1745 - 1799 ); a riot outside the Palais Royal, near a once-famous cafe called the Regent; and the Nemours, a lovely place to people-watch on the Place Colette. IMAGES second row-Balzac & Passy podcast: The writer Balzac (1799 - 1850) photographed by Nadar; Balzac's home; and his coffee pot with warmer. When museum hours return to normal, you can visit Balzac's home & view the coffee pot for yourself! Here is the visitors' info. IMAGES third row-Marie Curie on Ile Saint-Louis podcast: Painting of Chopin playing the Polonaise at a party in the Hotel Lambert; Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) in her lab (I love her dress/work smock in this photo); and Marie, Pierre, and Eva Curie. And below the images are two maps for Marie Curie & Balzac.

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