Nostalgia is a wonderfully powerful phenomenon. It transforms experiences altering perspective, coloring moods, adding texture to events. So much so we perhaps become nostalgic for times that never existed. Now modern technology has its own transformative powers. We can sit on the computer on a rainy Sunday afternoon doing pretty much the same thing. When it’s all over, we have our own visual nostalgia. Paris, of course, is never like this but my mind, my computer now say so. And that is an experience that stands on its own.

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