As a follow-up on my last post, here are a few shots of the Musée d'Orsay taken in July 2020.
The huge clock on the top floor of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris is one of its most interesting fixtures. It is reminiscent of the days when the museum was a railway station and not yet a museum. Later it was converted into a theatre in the 1970s, and later on (early 1980s) was turned... Continue Reading →
Provins is a mediaeval town 50 miles South-West of Paris. Whereas it is still in the Brie region, it used to be part of the Champagne district in the Middle Ages
After the lockdown, we went down to the 13th district for a walk along the river. Fewer people were wearing masks at that time. They look a lot more terrified now, strangely enough. Coming up for air would have been a good subtitle for this piece. Over there, one can find the great library built... Continue Reading →
The back garden had played a huge part when we decided to buy our flat 15 years ago. Then, we forgot about it and moved to other things. The lockdown changed everything. As we couldn't look any further than that we started to rediscover the garden and its flower beds. Just looking by the window... Continue Reading →
The old (late nineteenth or even early twentieth century)... and the new (the early sixties I should say). Barely 200 yds away from each other.
It seems that my readers have a strong liking for flowers. Thus, I have decided to indulge them. As we were gadding about the forest in Marly le Roi, amongst the few orchards that are left, we found this dog rose bush. For those who may not know, this is the wild plant that gave... Continue Reading →