Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
A relaxed portrait of the Sculpture Claude Cerf just before the opening of his exhibition on the rue de Servres, 75006 Paris.
Yes we managed to pack a lot into our short stay in Paris. Having lived in Paris for over 10 years it was nice to be back, after nearly three years of being away, and enjoy the vibrancy of the city.
Posted by Wilf James at 7:10 am
Friday, November 23, 2007
While we were in Paris we visited our good friend Andrew who lives to the east - as pointed out (thank you Deslilas) it is to the west - side of Paris in the lovely town of Les Vésinet which is very close to Saint Germain en Laye.
A late afternoon walk around the lake was illuminated by the sun slowly setting giving those golden colours that belie the chilled air. We were a little surprised that winter frost arrived so quickly with temperatures well below 0°C.
Posted by Wilf James at 8:39 am
Thursday, November 22, 2007
If you stop by from time to time you will notice that this is no longer a daily blog but I try and post a photograph when I can.
This was taken last week when we were in Paris. It was just before the transport strike began and I was wandering down the avenue George V when I saw all the rental bikes that were soon to become hard to get. The next day when the metro and RER rail systems were virtually non existent, these bikes were put to good use.
And the wonky building? Nothing to do with me although someone came up with the bright idea using Photoshop to create hoardings for work going on behind this original facade.
Posted by Wilf James at 7:30 am
Monday, November 05, 2007
Charlie our rescued pet pigeon took his first outside flight just over a week ago. It was a bit difficult getting a good photograph but I liked this one.
He goes out most days now and we are wondering if he will one day fly off and that will be that - gone! On to live the life of a pigeon.
Posted by Wilf James at 7:18 am
Thursday, November 01, 2007
One of tree lined roads heading out of the town of Uzés in the south of France. One of the lovely features of driving on these types of roads, and there are many lined with Plain Trees, is the shade they give against a hot summer sun. In the days before air conditioning in cars they were the only protection.
There are people that want to cut down these beautiful tree lined byways because they cause too many road deaths. A normal human reaction of course, if something might have the potential to kill you, get rid of it or kill it before it gets you!!! It doesn't occur to these people to have drivers stick to the speed limit.
Posted by Wilf James at 8:45 am