Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ABC Wednesday—B is for "books"


Somewhere in Paris, someone filled a
shop window with stacks and
stacks of books.  Good luck finding any
particular tome you're looking for,
but obviously that's not the point here—and
it does make kind of a nifty display.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

So long, Santa


It's finally (past) time to pack up all
the Christmas things.  This Santa
was handmade and hand-painted and
signed by someone named Fran (I think)
Deckel (I think), on Cape Cod.  Was
able to
 find precisely nothing on the Internet,
so suffice it to say that this makes me
very
 happy for a month or so each year
and I hate to put it away.

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

Macro Monday


Here's a closeup of one of my fave
pieces of art (which also
showed up here with its partner).
I'd love to tell you who painted
this colorful dragonfly—but I can't.
All I do know is that it came
from England.

[To see more macro shots, go here.]

Sunday, January 15, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday


Another view of the Cathédrale Saint-André,
in Bordeaux—which I've shown
before, here and here. It's probably not
the last time, either, because I took
55 pictures while I was here (and all in the
space of 10 minutes; we arrived
just before it closed for a few hours).

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Weekend in Black and White


Haven't been out and about with my camera
nearly enough lately.  Here's a shot
taken back in September:  Buren's lovely
columns in the Palais Royal.
It's like they're asking to be shot in
black-and-white.

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

Friday, January 13, 2017

Weekend Reflections


Closing the show at last night's celebration
for the opening of the brand new
Museum of African-American History, in
Washington, D.C.:  Stevie Wonder!

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday Challenge—"best of 2016"


Not easy to pick the best picture from
among hundreds (thousands?)
taken over the course of the year—and
in lots of 
(very) different places,
from my Brooklyn neighborhood to not
 that far from the North Pole.
If I have to choose one, it has to be this photo
taken as the sun was rising (and so was
the mist) over the Garonne River
in Bordeaux this past September.  More luck
than skill, but I do love this image.  

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