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The Poet In The Jardin du Luxembourg Ossip Zadkine's Memorial To Paul Éluard

In Art, Music & Film, France by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

Hidden in the western corner of the Jardin du Luxembourg amongst lush shrubbery and tall dark trees that block the sun, hides a poet. Rather, a surreal bronze depiction of the poet Paul Eluard, by the Russian-born artist Ossip Zadkine. The work is similar in style to Zadkine’s seminal work – ‘La ville detruite’ which stands in Rotterdam as a …

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Tropical Animals Diverse people, good music and a whole different world in Florence

In Clubs, Destinations, Italy by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

From the outside, the club scene in Florence can appear a stagnant mess of bad R&B and pop nights designed solely to yank in American students with cut price drinks and terrible, terrible music. Few exceptions exist . One exception however, is the wonderfully raucous Tropical Animals. It has found its home in a few different venues since its inception …