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    Am I the only one who thinks that giraffes are some very weird looking – albeit fascinating – animals?    

Inside the Galeries Lafayette - 1

Inside the Galeries Lafayette in Paris

  Today, I want to allude to a major misconception foreign visitors of Paris often have: that most Parisians shop at the Galeries Lafayette. While it’s true that in other cities and towns of France, people do shop there more or less regularly (yes, I...

Beauville - Church Tower

Beauville – the Church Bell Tower

    Beauville is a small village in Lot-et-Garonne. While the St-Jacques Church dates from the 13th Century, its bell tower is more recent (16th Century). As it wasn’t uncommon in the area and at the time, its function was obviously religious, but also military,...

Henri IV Castle in Nerac

Nérac Castle

    The Nérac Castle is located in the town of Nérac, in the Lot-et-Garonne department (in the Aquitaine region). It was built between the 14th and 16th Centuries, and was destroyed in large parts during the French Revolution.     It belonged to the...

Palais Omnisport Paris Bercy


    The Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy (or at least, part of it)    

Abstract Art

Abstract Art?

  Is it abstract art? Not quite, but this is the first piece done in collaboration between my daughter (about two years old at the time) and I:     We have done a few more after that, but none as interesting as this one…...

Bonne annee - 2

Happy New Year 2015

    Just like pretty much every other year, let me wish you a very Happy New Year 2015 with a century old French postcard. I still have quite a few in stock, apparently postcards were pretty popular at the turn of the 20th Century...

Gibbon - 2


    Gibbon in the Beauval Zoo.        


Farewell to Middle-Earth?

  Strange feeling right now. A bit of a similar feeling from what I experienced after watching the Return of the King, but older (wiser?) and a bit sadder. I’ve just returned from watching the Battle of the Five Armies, and this is really like...