Category - France

Menton Mannequin

A Menton Moment (Mannequin Monday 9)

Poor woman. A lazy eye and a bruised nose, too. If you’re new to this weekly series that’s taking and breaking the internets by storm, you can and should catch up here. Enjoy and please tell all your friends! Menton, France, 21 June...

Antoine de St. Exupery display at a bookstore in Lille, France

Happy Birthday, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince, would have been 114 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. Nearly two million copies of Le Petit Prince are sold annually, with sales topping 140 million worldwide, making it one of...

Rue Obscure, Villefranche sur Mer, France

Underground in Villefranche-sur-Mer –...

Yes, it’s the south of France, for the second time this week. This is the Rue Obscure, or ‘Dark Street’, beneath the harbor front in Villefranche-sur-Mer, on the French Riviera midway between Nice and Monte Carlo. The passage...

Gates of Hell, Zurich

Quickie at The Gates of Hell

When a google doodle reminded me this morning that Rodin would have been 172 today, I finally found a use for this rainy day snippet of a bronze of The Gates of Hell that rests in front of the Kunsthaus Zurich. Aren’t you glad? I am...

Passageway, Cap d’Ail (Pic de Jour)

I’m busy in Monaco for a few days, but did manage a quick stroll early yesterday evening along the coastal footpath in nearby Cap d’Ail. The pathway begins just a half kilometre west of Fontvieille in Monaco at Plage Marquet. Great...

Near Carteret, France, facing south west. 13-Apr-2012

Ocean’s Nine

Look at an ocean and some will see a barrier separating them from the vastness of the world. Others will gaze at a symbol of liberation, of the vastness of possibility. Some just see them as dumps. I’ve always preferred the second...

50-Second Bricquebec Castle Advisor

Here is a 50-second video notebook of the Bricquebec Castle which I’m sure someone somewhere might find of use. Bricquebec is a sleepy town of about 5,000 in the center of the Contentin Peninsula in Normandy, about 20 kilometers as the...