Sunday, October 23, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday

This is the entrance to the Monolithic Church
of Saint-Emilion.  It was carved out
of a solid limestone hill in the early 12th
century.  Columns have been added
since they discovered cracks in the nave (partly
the fault of that 3,000-ton bell tower
sitting on top of the church).

[To see more churches from
around the world, go here.]

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White

The Arctic—beautiful, peaceful, unspoiled.

[To see more b/w images,
visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, October 21, 2016

Weekend Reflections

Sunglasses on display in one of the

über-trendy shops of the
Palais Royal, in Paris.  Would you wear 
them?  I would (for a giggle).

[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday Challenge—"joyful" (#2)

My kids on Christmas Day 1984, 
holding the one gift they really, really
wanted and were so happy to receive—from 
my mother.  I never did completely understand
 appeal of those Cabbage Patch Kids.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo
Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ABC Wednesday—O is for "oysters

Fresh oysters: best breakfast ever, on Cap Ferret,
overlooking the beautiful Bassin d'Arcachon.

. . . with white wine, of course.  For
breakfast?  Oh, yeah. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cimetière Montparnasse

I visited a number of cemeteries on my recent
trip to France. This is the Montparnasse
Cemetery, second-largest in Paris and final

resting place of Charles Baudelaire,
Samuel Beckett, Auguste Bartholdi, Jean Seberg,
Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre
(who are together even here), and about
40,000 other souls.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and My World Tuesday.]

Monday, October 17, 2016

Blue Monday

This "club" of pétanque (i.e., boules) players is
hidden away in the 15th arrondissement
in Paris.  Thanks to my wonderful friend and
traveling companion Genie
(who does the blog Paris and Beyond)
for introducing me to this place.

The men and women who play here have
obviously been part of the club for
many years—there's so much warmth and 

camaraderie on display,  yet 
they take the game very seriously.
I learned a lot while I was watching them.

[To see more Blue Monday posts, go here.]