Saturday, August 29, 2015

Legends of Our Lady

Come, let us go to a heavenly place
A place ancient, hallowed and wise

Where one can hear the whispered stories of times long past

And marvel at miracles divine.

Where one can witness the colour of foliage and fashion
and perhaps hear a Gothic Romance,

Listen to the wisdom of the beasts of stone

And watch the saintly trio dance.

Let us talk of Kings, Queens and Emperors
Of revolution, hunchbacks and a gypsy girl's charm

Come, let us sit on the banks of the River Seine

 and hear the bells of Notre Dame.

For Di xxxx

Notre Dame de Paris - Paris, June 2015

First 3 photos taken by hubby, flower shots by daughter, naff poem by Debs.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Memories of a Montmartre apartment

Follow the narrow cobbled street to a modest black door

Through a hall and a courtyard
and up rickety stairs 
leading to an equally shy red door

Odd locks and fixtures

Reveals a charming kitchen

And the smallest shower in existence.

However it does boast a teenage retreat / loft

And we shared the local grocer with Amélie 

The views won't make it on any tourist brochure,

But one hears music and laughter.
One smells amazing cooking
and witnesses Paris life
through these windows

Is it the most luxurious place I've ever stayed?


Is it the place where I've felt truly part of the community, however briefly,
and the one I have the fondest memories of?


Montmartre, Paris - June 2015
Image of the building facade from Google Street View.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Eiffel Tower

Need I say more?

Again - apologies for the hideous bright yellow date.

Eiffel Tower, Paris - June 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lost in the Louvre

It's a beautiful day
Lets go to the Louvre!!

 It's a bit crowded but the view is nice.

Daughter wants to see the Egyptian Antiquities

And I want to see Napoleon's apartments.

Playing around with the settings on my brand new camera,
we inadvertently activated the date display. 

As a result, some of my carefully lined up this-will-be-great-for-my-blog-shots
has an annoying date on it
that is not only incorrect (the photos were taken on the 19th)
but bright yellow.

Photoshop hints anyone?

Time for a walk in the Tuilleries Garden,
Did you know there are goats?

And Smiley Faced Super Hero Digits?

Louvre and Tuilleries Garden, Paris - June 2015