Monthly Archives: August 2013

Harley Davidson, an American legend

Milwaukee,WI, aug 28 th 2013 America engendered quite a few iconic symbols, that people around the world loathe or love: the Jeep, Levi’s jeans, Coca Cola , the Marlboro Cowboy, the Ford T, to name but a few. Few of … Continue reading

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Democracy in action

Madison, WI, aug 27, 2013 What’s going on in Madison,WI? On a hot summer day, this city seems to be a paradise on earth. Surrounded by large lakes where one can sail, swim and kite surf, economically fed by major … Continue reading

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Biking and the Supreme Court of the United States

Madison, Aug 26 th 2013 Not sure the Supreme Court of the United States has dealt with many cases involving cyclist’s rights, or bike lanes and trails. Not sure either that many of the Justices ride a bike ( maybe … Continue reading

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French America?

Sparta, Wisconsin, aug 25 2013 There are almost no French tourist to be seen in Wisconsin: ask why? The Middle West was settled in the second half of the 19 th century mostly by Germans and Scandinavians, and the tourists … Continue reading

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A soundbite of Americana: Minnessota State Fair and the Mall of America

Pepin , Wisconsin, Aug 23 rd 2013 There is a stark contrast between the ultra quiet charming harbor of Pepin on the Mississippi River and the buzzling alleys of the Minnesota State Fair or the crowded shops of the Mall … Continue reading

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The Twins, a dreamland for bikers

Minneapolis, MI, Aug 21 st 2013 Is there a city in the world more bike friendly than the twin cities Minneapolis/StPaul? Not sure. They say Portland, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia…anyway, for French visitors, the twins are a bike paradise. First … Continue reading

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Civil War in Minessota

Richfield, Minneapolis , Aug 20 th 2013 Americans have a way to make the past alive which is amazing for a french visitor: the reenactments.In Williamsburg VA, in Yorktown, in Saratoga, in Gettysburg, in Des Moines ,here in Minneapolis and … Continue reading

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