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Friday, April 12, 2024

FATED FRIDAY / DRIVE ACROSS THE FORMER FRANCIS SCOTT KEY BRIDGE


Video taken on MD I-695 East in Baltimore, MD on August 10, 2020, 3:15 pm.  The bridge collapsed on March 26, 2024 after a massive container ship struck one of the main support pilings. 

BEFORE:

CLICK HERE for the drive across the fated span. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uQ5WswUvGY 


AFTER:

CLICK HERE for impact and collapse of the FSK Bridge:

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

THE FOODIST / IT’S STILL THERE / NOT FAR FROM THE OLD PORT IN MARSEILLE

Photo: Alexis Steinman

Roger Journo's bakery actually began in his homeland, Tunisia. He landed in Marseille in the mid-60s, joining his fellow compatriots who flocked to France for work and opportunity after Tunisia's independence in 1956. 

To keep connected to his Tunisian Jewish roots, Roger essentially re-opened the bakery he had across the Mediterranean: the same recipes, the same set-up, even some of the same customers. 

Roger Journo left us in 2022. 

One in his family couldn’t bear the thought of his grandfather’s shop closing so his grandson, a lawyer undertook a labor of love for the late family patriarch and keep the bakery ongoing.  

For more on the bakery, the following is a 2019 reprint from the excellent travel/cuisine blog called Culinary Backstreets. CLICK HERE. 

P√Ętisserie Orientale Journo 28 Rue de Pavillon 

Tel. +33 4 91 33 65 20 

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9am-5:15pm (in summers until 7pm); Fri. 9am-4pm; Sun. 9am-noon 

Cornes de gazelles, crescent-shaped almond cookies in powdered sugar.