Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

judas in bloom .......


 
 
a pretty judas tree flowering
outside St-Sauveur Basilica in Brittany France
 








Monday, August 24, 2015

Cafe Flore ......



 
a rendez-vous at Café Flore
in the salubrious area of Saint-Germain-des-Pres
 
this French gentleman was obviously very well known
as many pedestrians passing by noticed him and came across
to say Bonjour Monsieur
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

summer day at Claude's House ........


 
visiting the gardens at La Maison de Claude Monet  is always a delight
but summer days when the bees are buzzing  and daisies. roses and marigolds
and the last of the tulips are in full bloom
is one of my favourite times to come and sit and just drink in
that wonderful ambiance that only a garden can impart
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

cremeries, creperies & bistros .......


 
 ~   Rue Jean-de-Bellay   ~
 
 One of my most favourite places to window shop in Paris
is the very quaint Ile Saint-Louis
just as if some-one dropped a petit French village
frozen in time -  into the centre of Paris 
Cremeries - Creperies - Bistros
 and pretty little boutiques
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Happy Hour .......




~   Le Venitien   Paris   ~
 
all stacked up neat and tidy
ready for the next "Happy Hour"
 
 
 
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stripes .........



 Palais Royal  Paris   ~
 
Daniel Buren's "Les Deux Plateaux"
 
Daniel loved black and white stripes and he painted them everywhere in Paris
on sides of buildings - trams - buses - billboards and wherever he could find a space
but this was his first ever authorized work completed in the mid 1960's
 and kids have been loving it ever-since
 
 
 
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

tailors, cobblers and booksellers .....



~   Galeries Vivienne   ~
 
one of my most favourite covered passages in Paris
with it's elegant canopy plus mosaics, paintings
and sculptures at every turn
 
I often pause for café crème in one of the busy eateries
and enjoy the decadence and opulence
of this unique galerie
 

 
apart from just sitting and enjoying
there are wonderful boutiques to be to be found
tailors - cobblers -  booksellers
and a lovely hairdressers where I feel quite confident
to have my haircut ..... and am treated in the best of French style
 
 
 
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

around and around .....




~   Carousel Hotel-de-Ville   ~
 


dotted around the Avenues and boulevards of Paris
are these pretty carousels with there intricately
designed carriages and accordion music
adding a real French ambiance to the city







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