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

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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The last tourist in Paris
December 15, 2021

The last tourist in Paris

There’s one thing about Covid-19, if nothing else, it makes you feel like you’re the last tourist in Paris. For a while we’ve seen...

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Port Royal Abbey in Paris
December 5, 2021

Port Royal Abbey in Paris

Port Royal is a not just an abbey, nor a mere piece of 17th century architecture, it’s a window on History. On the history...

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