Literally, "as in the country." Well... almost.
This isn't a black honey bee, it's a carpenter bee, aka Xylocopa (from Greek Xylo meaning wood). Carpenter bees were discovered by Swedish entomologist Carl Von Linné in 1758. They tend to nest in trees as shown on the French Wikipedia page, much more documented than its English equivalent for some reason. All shot in... Continue Reading →
A selection of roses from Gonesse around its beautiful village church. Such a shame this village was left in a derelict state. At least, things are starting to improve and a number of hovels are being rehabilitated or even pulled down. But let's focus on the bright side of things. The choir is getting... Continue Reading →
A couple of weeks ago, it was open-house with the artists' workshops of Montsouris. Here, 2 rue d'Arcueil. Some of these workshops are managed by the municipality of Paris. For once, I wasn't on my bike but I spotted this fixie. I would have been very keen to test it. Opposite rue d'Arcueil, a new... Continue Reading →
Paris 14th district. Sainte Jeanne d'Arc Chapel. Modelled after The Sainte-Chapelle. Made of concrete (1914). July 2019