My first thoughs on viewing my photos of Place du Tertre were
-what a difference a coat of paint would make-
but on reflection, I think that this unique area would be some-what diminished
with-out that shabby chic look.
It's so nice that I was able to take photos (minus flash of course)
in this wonderful museum. Although mine are far from quality photos
I feel a certain attachment to them because I have actually stood in front
of some of these amazing art-works - they are not reproductions they are the original works
At times I had to pinch myself !!
I understand that the museum now has a "No Camera" policy
but have been unable to verify this - Does anyone know the current policy!!
This oil on canvas "Homage to Delacroix" was painted by Henri Fantin-Latour in 1864
that's Henri in the white shirt and Eduard Manet with his hand in his pocket.
I love the little spray of field flowers - it adds a touch of pretty
to an otherwise quite sombre painting.
The French know how to do breakfast well
and this charming chambre d'hote in Avignon
was no exception.
The Madame of the house had been up early
baking flaky croissants and nut breads
for our petit dejeuner
and on each table she served individual
pots of home made strawberry yoghurt
Beautiful Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris
with construction commencing in 1578.
I love to sit in one of the alcoves along the side
observing the comings and goings of river life
whilst humming in my head the lovely lyrics of the
song made famous by Dean Martin
"How would you like to be
Down by the Seine with me
Oh! what I'd give for a moment or two
Under the bridges of Paris with you"