Rosa Bonheur’s Happy Place

A visit to Rosa Bonheur's Chateau near Fontainebleau. Bonheur's (literally "happiness") life wasn't quite happy to start with. Later on she became a very famous painter. Mostly in the US and the UK.  Her biography was written by Anna Klumpke, her friend and partner. Her workshop. Unfortunately, only — unfinished — painting is on display... Continue Reading →

Tour Denecourt and the 1878 Quake

Tour Denecourt in Fontainebleau. June 2018. For more information about it check Denecourt and his footpath (in French) and a stub in the local Wikipedia about the tower. The latter states the tower was destroyed in 1878 in an earthquake. Well... not sure about Fontainebleau being on the San Andreas fault yet. But other sites concur... Continue Reading →

Funny statues and lemur

This week’s challenge is “fun”. In fact I missed the past two ones as I was busy replenishing my photo album collection while touring the Pacific Northwest with the Wife. A few months ago we went with some friends in the Alps and we came across some very weird statues. The gentleman who creates them... Continue Reading →

Milly Moors (HDR)

This is neither Cornwall, nor Devon, nor Brittany … but the briar and moor in Milly la Forêt near Fontainebleau, South of Paris. HDR shot with the “natural” antimuseum filter September 2013

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