Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ABC Wednesday—O is for "opera house"


This is still one of the most beautiful buildings
in Paris, especially when it's all lit up
at night.  Since the (not at all attractive, imho)
Opéra Bastille was opened in 1989, the
19th-century Palais Garnier
 now hosts mostly
ballet performances
.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

beep beep


Parking is an issue in the Jordan neighborhood,
in Amsterdam—unless, of course, 
you happen to be driving one of these cute
cars, which fits on the sidewalk and
is barely bigger than a bike.

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

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday mural


I love this large mural, which I found in Paris—
don't remember exactly where it is,
but somewhere in the 3rd Arrondissement.
Also don't know what it means, but
I could come up with a couple of scenarios.
What do you think?

[Linking back to Monday Mural
at Oakland Daily Photo.]

Sunday, October 15, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday


A detail in Saint-Sulpice, a 17th-century
church in Paris—and the city's second-largest,
only slightly smaller than Notre Dame.

[To see more churches from
around the world, go here.]

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Weekend in Black and White


This tattoo parlor is in Amsterdam.  So,
knowing that, is there anything
about it that strikes you as unusual?

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekend Reflections


You'll notice that these card players are in
a coffee shop but are not drinking 
coffee.  That's because it's one of those
Amsterdam "coffee shops" where
you go to smoke hashish.  No, I didn't, but
I did get a little contact high walking
past and that was more than enough for me.

[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]

Thursday, October 12, 2017

laundromat?


There are signs like this on many of the
buildings in Amsterdam (often with
 no
 words and probably dating
back to a time when many people
couldn't read or write).
I'm having a hard time translating this,
and finally decided it could be the
name of the proprietors, who specialized
in . . . laundry?

[Linking back to signs, signs.]