Fishing line and a losing lottery ticket, St. Vaast, France

Fishing Line and a Losing Lottery Ticket

Or, when a fisherman is having a really crappy day.

Discarded red roses floating near a pier, Barfleur, France

Port of Barfleur

If roses could speak, oh the stories they’d tell.

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 2011

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 the top best-selling books in history. It’s also …

Rue Obscure, Villefranche sur Mer, France

Underground in Villefranche-sur-Mer – (Pic du Jour)

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 dates back to 1260. I waited patiently for this man, a waiter who …

Beaulieu Sur Mer, France

Beaulieu-sur-Mer (Pic du Jour)

Facing east from Beaulieu-sur-Mer, a village on the Riviera between Nice and Monaco. 22-Jul-2011

Oscar Wilde mural in Portland, Oregon

Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde would have been 159 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. The photo above was snapped in Portland, Oregon, in August. And below, enjoy a slide show featuring photos of Wilde’s tomb at the Père Lachaise cemetery from a visit in March 2011 before it was cleaned …

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 – another 30 MB …