Uzerche is a small town in the Corrèze tucked between Limoges and Brive. It's one of my favourite places. Its hills are strewn with 15th-16th century stone mansions that all look like mediaeval castles. Here's the first one of them in a series of pictures which should be enough to fuel this blog for weeks... Continue Reading →
Always better than poppies and graves. Here in Fiesole, near Firenze in Italy. The ruins are those of a Roman amphitheatre.
I missed the Friday Challenge boat this weekend. Let's try and make up for it tonight. Jen's theme was "Twisted". As we have just come back from Tuscany, I chose pictures from that area. First and foremost, the San Luchese hotel in Poggibonsi above and its delightful curvy gardens made of box plants. Box blight... Continue Reading →
When you next decide to go to Chaalis, in the North of Paris, you will be granted three Abbeys for the price of one. One twelfth century job (in not such a good state), a 13th century chapel with a superb Francesco Primaticcio mural and an 18th Abbey which was the home of Mrs Jacquemard-André. Definitely... Continue Reading →
I am a Breton, but my Mother’s family is from Picardy. Way up North. This area’s Capital town is Amiens (Pronounce Amyuuuuun - very nasally - yes I know you can’t do that. Too bad). Amiens’ gothic Cathedral is one of the world’s most beautiful. It was completed in the thirteenth century. But this is... Continue Reading →
Beaugrenelle is this district in Paris South of the Eiffel Tower which was meant to be built like a mini Manhattan at a time when modernity was on the agenda. The result isn’t really there and the buildings are dreary and uninteresting for the most part. This one though is an exception. At least from... Continue Reading →
Back from hols, and back in the saddle for more photo challenges. Catching up with the latest photo challenge entitled “today was a good day” I was slightly puzzled by the grammar but nonetheless will resolutely tell a story in the past tense, even though it’s a recent past. A Frenchman’s house - pretty much... Continue Reading →