Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, November 30, 2015

along the boulevards ......



~   Avenue Kleber   Paris  ~
 
pretty wrought-iron balconies with white shuttered windows
add charm to the many buildings that line long sweeping boulevards
in central Paris
 
whether from the inside looking out or looking up while sipping
café crème at an eatery below  - it's always a view to delight
and I can't help wondering what it would be like to live
right there in the middle of this beautiful city of light and love


 
 
 
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Friday, November 27, 2015

soft skies over paris .....



~ Luxembourg Gardens   ~
 
washed gravel paths and pretty laid out gardens around the main pond
predominantly in shades of yellow or should I say more lemon than yellow
framed by soft blue/grey Parisian skies
 
I think of how Ernest Hemingway who lived nearby
loved to walk in these gardens to clear his mind
before settling down to a good days writing
 
 
 
 
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Carette .....


  Carette at place du trocadero   ~
 
There are so many little eateries in Paris with their tables
 and French café chairs literally spilling out onto the pavement
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, November 20, 2015

skies are not always blue .....



~   Luxembourg Gardens   ~
 
"It was a grey day, that least fleshly of all weathers
a day of dreams and far hopes and clear visions"
                                                                                        F Scott Fitzgerald
 
 
A wander under grey skies in Paris
is still better than a wander anywhere else
 
 
 
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Monday, November 16, 2015

to Paris with love ......




 
City of love - City of dreams - City of light
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

a walk in the mist .......


~   Aquitaine / Dordogne France   ~
 
A misty day with grey skies didn't detract
from the beauty of this lovely area
however damp steep cobbled lane-ways made for slow progress
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

looking sky-wards .......


 
 
looking sky-wards in Paris brings with it the most wonderful rewards
soft powder-blue skies framing exquisite lights and lanterns
across bridges along avenues and of course
dotted on each and every historic structure
 
"A delight to my eyes"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

artisan boulanger .......



~ medieval hilltop village of  Vence    ~
  
 
cobbled twisting laneway in the alpes-maritimes area of southern France
I've posted both pics because although I think the top pic is better photographically
the bottom capture gives a better sense of perspective
 
I lost myself many times while staying in this village but in doing so
found the most wonderful little areas and artisan workshops
that otherwise would have been missed
thankfully I always took my camera with me !!
 

 
 
 
 
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