Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Crepuscule Skies ........



~  Paris putting on her loveliest face  ~

Where else in the world do you see such
beautiful evening skies.  


Linking with
"Skywatch Friday"

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saint-Eustache in Paris ......




Chandeliers inside the stunning  L'Eglise Saint-Eustache
built in the mid 1500's of Gothic style
It was chosen by Mozart for the funeral service of his Mother Anna-Maria
and Moliere was both baptised and married here.


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Saturday, November 24, 2012

River Reflections ......




Along the beautiful Dordogne River
in the South-West of France

To see reflections from other corners of the world visit
James' Weekend Reflections

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Le Bouquinist ......




Much of the Left Bank along La Seine
is peopled with these little bouquinist stall holders.
Many of them lovers of fine literature and old books
and ever ready to converse on the finer points of
works by Balzac - Proust or Flaubert
but others I'm sure are just trying to eek out an existence.
  
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Monday, November 19, 2012

L'Ardoise .....




I love these little blackboards or slates that advertise the
plat du jour or the menu du jour
they seem to appear all over Paris in cafe's and bistros
some are more descriptive than others but they
add that little French touch to any establishment
plus for me -  they stretch my language skill.



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Friday, November 16, 2012

Reflections At La Roque .......




La Roque Gareac is a fortified village located in the Aquitaine area of South West France
where these little flat bottom boats called "Gabarres" take tourists along the beautiful Dordogne River

We had just returned from our cruise when I looked behind to see the trailing Gabarre
 almost completely reflected and so I snapped these shots to share on

"James' Weekend Reflections"



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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Brushed With Copper....




Time turns slowly here on a Sunday
while the rest of Paris is a bustle with tourists
Le Jardins du Palais-Royal seem to remain the
domain of Les Parisiens - somewhere to quietly soak up
their beautiful surrounds - lets say somewhere to
relax with grandeur


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mr Hemingway perhaps? .....




"It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly
I hung up my tattered coat on the rack to dry
and ordered a coffee - the waiter brought it and I took out a notebook
 from the pocket of the coat and a pencil and I started to write"
                                                                   Ernest Hemingway




This wonderful old Brasserie decorated in the Belle Epoque style
with brass hooks and coat racks and deep rich mohogany walls
reminded me SO much of the quote by Ernest Hemingway
I couldn't help but take out my point-and-shoot
and capture that old weathered coat.


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Monday, November 12, 2012

I Love Paris In The Fall ......





~  A Breath Of Paris Refreshes The Soul ~


The western tip of  L'ile de la Cite
with Pont Des Arts in the fore-ground




This is my contribution to
"Our World Tuesday"

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Paris When It Rains ........





There's something magical about Paris when it rains
and those lovely old-fashioned lamplights send
 wriggly reflections along cobbled lane-ways



This is my contribution to
James' Weekend Reflections

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