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A painting of Parisians in the 1800s walking down a rainy street holding umbrellas.
A painting of Parisians in the 1800s walking down a rainy street holding umbrellas.
‘Paris Street; Busy Day’ (1877) by Gustave Caillebotte

By Barbara J. King

Originally published at Nautilus on April 27, 2017.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is a restaurant specializing in insects. Stepping inside on a cool June evening in 2014, my friend Stephen Wood and I were immersed in the colors…

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