Montparnasse cemetery. August 2014.
Lebanon Cedars are numerous in France. The first Lebanon Cedar was brought to Britain in 1630, France lagged behind and only caught up - literally - with the Joneses in 1764. There is no end to competition between those two countries, in any area. Well, anyway, the result is this: century old Cedar trees like... Continue Reading →
The Cloister at Mont St Michel in Normandy is made of a multitude of small thin polished columns sculpted out of English granite. The perspective of its columns and arches can be arranged into endless geometrical patterns. Here are a few examples. April 2014. Saint Michael’s Mount (Normandy).
Le Havre seafront. Some say that 1970s architecture is ugly, but what of comparing it to the 1980s and 1990s? March 2014.
Monaco is anything but Zen. In a city where the average car is a McLaren or a Ferrari and in which bad taste and money and the Russian mafia go hand in hand, you’d expect anything but a Japanese garden. Yet, Princess Grace (née Grace Kelly, whom everyone will remember for being James Stewart’s partner... Continue Reading →