Thursday, November 29, 2007

Martine Ménard

Martine Ménard

Another photo from our recent trip to Paris.

Well known Céramiste Martine Ménard (on the right) with a studio and showroom in Le Marais.

If you are in Paris visit her atelier in Le Marais, details can be found on her website: Martine Ménard

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Autumn Colours

Autumn Colour

It is that time of year!

When green turn into all sorts of flaming colours.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Claude Cerf

Claude Cerf

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.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Paris Autumn

Paris Autumn

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.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Paris gone Wonky!


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.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Flying Charlie

Flying Charlie

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.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Long and Straight Road

The Long and Straight Road

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.