Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday Challenge—"seat"


In the dining room of his "apartment" in the
Louvre, Napoléon III could have an intimate sit-down
supper with 49 of his nearest and dearest.
I wouldn't have wanted to be in charge of the seating chart.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo
Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ABC Wednesday—G is for "giraffe"


At the gift shop in the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg,
Florida, is this "burning giraffe" model based on
ones in some of his paintings (and his film L'Age d'Or).  
They also have small stuffed versions that 

you can buy for all the surreal children in your life.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

a special spot


Upstairs at Shakespeare and Company—the message
board where you can leave your thoughts

above a cozy nook filled with well-chosen kiddie lit.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, August 24, 2015

Flea-market finds


I'm not looking to collect anything these days,
but if I were . . .  Well, these have 
made their way into my photo collection.

[Linking back to Blue Monday.]

Sunday, August 23, 2015

water lily


"Like a flower she grows toward the 

light, without thinking or examining the
process that moves her to do so.
I wish I could do the same."
—Joanne Harris, Chocolat

 [Linking back to Today's Flowers
and to Shadow Shot Sunday.]

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Weekend in Black and White


The ET, seen from the Cité de l'Architecture
et du Patrimoine—a wonderful
museum, and not only because it's never
crowded and has a view of the
tower from almost every window.

[To see more b/w images, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, August 21, 2015

"Sky Mirror"



That's the name of this sculpture by Anish Kapoor,
part of a (somewhat controversial) exhibit
on display now at Versailles.


The other side reflects the sky (and
the chateau) upside down. 

[Linking back to Skywatch Friday
and Weekend Reflections.]