Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, June 13, 2016

fossicking around in the flea market ......



If you love foraging around in flea markets
you would love this wonderful old place
known to the French as " Les Puces de St-Ouen"
It was featured in the film "Midnight in Paris"
and I SO loved my visit there



a wealth of bric-a-brac
objet d'art - paintings framed in gorgeous
gold antique surrounds - old books - letters - buttons
The stall holders were more than happy
to let me photograph their wares
which of course  - made my day !!










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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cats of Rome ......




on a recent stay in the ancient city of Rome
I became well acquainted with some of the "Cats of Rome"
They make their home amid the temple ruins
where Caesar was betrayed and killed way back in 44 BCE
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Each day "The Gattare" a group of cat-lovers
feed and care for these fortunate felines
and so it is no surprise to find that many of them are
extremely friendly very plump and more than happy to
pose for this photographer



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Monday, April 4, 2016

butter-yellow barrow and a few French treats .....


a glimpse into the lovely world of Brittany
on the western edge of rural France
where all things buttery are definitely in vogue








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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Place du Tertre .....



there's something magical about Place du Tertre
with it's eclectic mix of artists and painting styles
I particularly loved this work with it's vibrant colours
and enjoyed chatting to the artisan
about the highs and lows of trying to make a living
 as an artist up in Montmartre




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Friday, March 25, 2016

blue skies - emerald seas ........



Emerald Coast -  Brittany

I captured this pretty French sky on a day when visibility was very poor
but liked it because of the softness of pastels
green and blue and white

in the far distance you can just see Mont St-Michel



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Monday, March 21, 2016

pretty window in Brittany ....




a little vignettes which caught my eye
in the pretty village of Pontrieux
near the north-west coast of rural France









Friday, March 18, 2016

powder blue skies ............



  South of Cancale Brittany


a solitary home
surrounded by the prettiest powder blue skies






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Sunday, March 13, 2016

the red and the gold .....



touches of red and gold are seen every-where in Paris
they sit beautifully against lovely golden street-scapes
as the French would say
aesthetically pleasing to the eye




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