Random musings about photography, watercolours, my surroundings, life, philosophy and planet Earth

September 18, 2022

The Sphinx of Bagatelle

Bagatelle is a chateau well hidden in the Bois de Boulogne where you can find flowers and especially roses, gardens and the Sphinx of Bagatelle....

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June 19, 2022


The Clematis, amongst the flowers of Bagatelle, are my favourites. Here are my two best macro shots. There are approximately 300 species of that flower,...

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May 7, 2022

Bollards bollards everywhere

Our streets are teeming with bollards. Not so long ago we went to Pau in the South-West of France. As I was taking pictures,...

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Cherry Blossoms
April 9, 2022

Cherry blossoms in Spring and Autumn

Cherry blossoms in spring don’t come as a surprise. Cherry blossoms in autumn are a very different kettle of fish, or flowers for that...

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February 19, 2022

Val-de-Grâce: a Saving Grace

The Val-de-Grâce church is much of a saving grace in a neighbourhood which suffered in the hands of ruthless brutalist architects from the 1970s. Val-de-Grâce...

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January 29, 2022

Northern Doorways Around Boulogne

Northern Doorways aren’t grand, they often lead to modest houses in working class areas where unemployment is high and income is low. I lived in...

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January 15, 2022

Z for Zorro en route to Blois Chambord

Some time ago we took the train, a grey train with an orange Z, a Z for Zorro. Even if it wasn’t lightning fast,...

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January 6, 2022

Le Touquet Paris Plage in Winter

Last December, the wife and I went to the seaside at Le Touquet Paris Plage. You can tell it’s “Paris Plage” because of the huge Eiffel...

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