Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Afternoon break

I spotted the aftermath of a little Paris
pick-me-up.  Naturally, the waiter was in no
hurry to clear things away and pick up
the check—these folks could have occupied
that table until closing time, I bet.

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

père et fils

On a sunny Sunday in September, 
what could be more fun than
going to the Jardin du Luxembourg
with your papa and sailing your
boat in the pond?


[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows
and to Mandarin Orange Monday.]

Shadow Shot Sunday

It's almost rush hour at the Nyugati
(i.e., Western) Railway Terminal in Budapest.
This beautiful structure was built in the 1870s
by Gustave Eiffel's company—and Eiffel's
hand is evident here, I think 
(more than 
decade before he built his famous tower).

[To see more Sunday Shadows, go here.]

Friday, October 17, 2014

ladies on the metro

I liked the expression on these ladies'
faces just as much as I liked the
ones on the people in the ad above them.
So I tried to be sneaky with my phone in the
Budapest metro—however, I don't think 

I fooled the woman on the right. 

[It's Pink Saturday. To see more, visit Beverly's meme.]

columns of clouds

One morning recently, this was my view
of the Manhattan Bridge and the sky over the city
(
from the Brooklyn Bridge). And, I swear,
this photo is entirely un-edited!

[Linking back to Skywatch Friday and
to The Weekend in Black and White.]

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday Challenge—"happy"

And why shouldn't they be happy?
They're young, beautiful, in love, and (here's the
icing on the gâteau) they live in Paris!
I met them at a (now) über-trendy rooftop bar
where my friend and I were the oldest
people there by 30 or 40 years. We don't care
so much about that and had a great time

chatting with Sarah and Frédéric.  In my experience,
the young people who are really worth getting
to know are usually the ones who think you are too.

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ABC Wednesday—N is for "Notre Dame"

I know—this picture is such a cliché.  But
you know what my favorite part* of
this huge church is?  Those little red doors
on either side, right at the roofline.
I would love to know what's behind them.

*Okay, my second favorite. First are the bells;
I don't like the climb but I love to
be right next to the belfry when they toll.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]