PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: #17

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING The Musée d’Orsay is located in an old railway station which was built to bring visitors to the World Fair in 1900. Just imagine the grandeur!!! The restaurant is still in the same place today, beautifully adorned with frescos, sculptures and chandeliers. The […]

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Sculpture Saturday

  This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory For my second week,  I’ve chosen L’Arbre des Voyelles (1999).  You’ll find this bronze piece at the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris.   Produced by Guiseppe Penone,  you will assume,   at first glance,  that you are looking at the roots of a fallen tree.   On the one hand,  […]

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Our Hops, Skips and Jumps in 2018

Several hops,  one skip and two jumps – not too bad!  We had some great trips this year and I struck Monet’s garden from my wish list so happy enough with that!   Boston – our first trip of the year – and it was a cold one!! Read all about it: Boston   Morocco – […]

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A Return Trip to Paris

There is something very liberating about revisiting a major city when you have already checked out the main landmarks – think New York without having to queue for the Empire State Building,  Statue of Liberty trip and the Central Park carriage ride or London without Buckingham Palace,  Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.   It […]

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An Afternoon Walkabout in Paris

  Neighbourhood Walk – In and Around Le Marais  The best way to explore any city is on foot.   It’s possible of course to walk between main attractions and soak up a bit of local atmosphere and colour that way but its lovely to take time out away from the ‘must see and do’ list […]

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