Ile Saint Louis - Autumn 2020 - The Sky was wearing a face mask
The Abbey of Val de Grâce was founded in 1625 by Anne of Austria, then Queen of France. Last quoth the raven... From a side window. My favourite. A drawing on a wall right outside the church.
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 →
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 old (late nineteenth or even early twentieth century)... and the new (the early sixties I should say). Barely 200 yds away from each other.
Now that we've seen how things were before the lockdown, it's time I showed scenes taken from our daily lives, i.e. when I'm not locked up in my room working hard.
It was another time, another place, another life. Life before the lockdown, and the very March 16 gatherings that drove the Government potty and led them to lock us up for two months. I'm ashamed, I was part of it. Even more ashamed, I enjoyed it to the full. By the way, (un)happy anniversary to... Continue Reading →