I knew St Michael's mount in France but I had yet to see the Cornish version, a little way off the cost from Penzance. We enjoyed first class clouds on that day. Kelp über alles. A nice stroll all the way back to Penzance
This year, the Wife and I went to the Isles of Scilly. The only place on planet Earth where you couldn't suffer from the heat wave. Great place however. Beats the Costa Brava hands down. And it's part of what we, in Brittany, call "Keltia" (Celtic countries) too, so it's a bit like home. Rough... Continue Reading →
Exeter - Summer 2018 An old Georgian Post Box. As explained on this blog, the fact that there is nothing after GR (Georgius Rex) means that the Royal Mail Post Box was set up during the reign of George V (6 May 1910 – 20 January 1936).
For the past four years, after a two-week vacation, we have arranged our Summer schedule in order to spend a bit of time far from the madding crowd so that I can work remotely. This year we went to our house in Normandy in Ouistreham Riva Bella, better known as Sword Beach, the first landing... Continue Reading →
Always better than poppies and graves. Here in Fiesole, near Firenze in Italy. The ruins are those of a Roman amphitheatre.
The Paris Philharmonie (with an "e") is a brand new building by celebrated Architect Jean Nouvel. I had wanted to visit the building for a long time. Rooftop discussions on Escherian-type tiles. A few moments before the event, all started to move towards the huge Pierre Boulez Concert Hall for a not-to-be missed gig by... Continue Reading →
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 →