Category Archives: France

November 07

The Pigeon Feeder Of Rue Montorgueil

It was obvious the flock knew him well. They flapped around in frenzied anticipation and then swooped down to his feet in an impatient huddle. I hadn’t noticed the arrival of the bent old man with the beatific smile until then, intent as I was on collecting supplies for our picnic on the Seine.¬†He dragged […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon

“We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.” ~ Konrad Adenauer You can explore more horizons here Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend ūüôā

World Arab Institute, Paris September 21

A Hi-Tech Mashrabiyya!

Drawing inspiration from traditional Islamic Mashrabiyyas (Lattice worked enclosures), architect Jean Nouvel designed this fantastic facade for the Institut du Monde Arabe¬†in Paris. That elevation isn’t just decorative though. It is in fact a giant ocular device. Its¬†several hundred light sensing diaphragms¬†regulate¬†the amount of light penetrating the building by altering the size of their apertures….quite […]

September 14

Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside

Cit√©, the only metro station on the¬†√éle de la Cit√© – the island where Paris began – is better known for its original, Hector Guimard designed, sinuous green cast-iron entrance (above). But its interior is no less appealing. Until next time…..happy travels no matter where life takes you. Related articles: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge […]

Notre Dame, Paris September 08

Notre Dame de Paris – D’autres Vues

Once a little Gallo Roman temple¬†dedicated to Jupiter, this Gothic masterpiece celebrates its 850th anniversary this year. A thirteen meter high temporary structure built across from the entrance, works like a mini amphitheater for celebratory events in the Place du Parvis, and is a great, if rather ugly, vantage point to view its magnificent facade. […]

Macaron, Paris September 03

Paris – Les Meilleur Macaron

It seems to me like the whole world and its brother, considers Ladur√©e¬†the Mecca of fine macarons. I personally know several people whose only request to friends visiting Paris, is to bring back a box of Ladur√©e¬†goodies.¬† So off I went to Ladur√©e on our first trip a few years ago, with the greatest expectation […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree

Summer evenings and rainy days! Oh yes, those bring back many memories! Of happy times when we had no care in the world. Of boat rides¬†along the river beside my childhood home, and much later along others halfway across the world! But I have no photos of the former, and have overused images of the […]