|The tulips are out at the|
Brooklyn Botanic Garden—
another spectacular display!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
|The dawn of a new day (in this case a foggy one in Ipswich, |
Mass., where I visited friends recently). Speaking of which,
(dawn, that is) I'm off now to set the DVR for 4 AM.
Here's wishing Will and Kate a very happy life together!
[See more Skywatch here.]
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
|The very young Parisian on the left seems |
interested; the older one on the right,
cigarette in hand—very much less so.
I hope the musician made a few bucks this day!
[This post is part of That's My World. To
see more of the world, go here.]
Monday, April 25, 2011
|Love these cute "boites" for almost anything you can |
think of: flour, pasta, coffee, bouillon cubes, packets of
sugar, and even (vraiment trop chouchou/really too
"teacher's pet") hair accessories! But, no, I didn't buy any of them.
What do you like to buy when you travel?
[Today is Mellow Yellow Monday. See more yellow here.]
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
|The category for today's Photo Hunt is "dusty."|
I'm not saying these books are—but just
going by how often I have to deal with my own
bookshelves, I'd have to say the potential is there.
I could farfouille (rummage about) in here
for hours—how about you?
[See more "dusty" posts here, at tnchick's meme.]
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
|When I pondered the idea of "complex," I thought of the |
design of the interior of Ste. Chapelle (especially the upper
chapel, which I've shown before for another Thursday challenge).
Even these columns (and there must be dozens) are incredibly intricate.
Each and every one is painted with a different pattern . . .
|. . . and each of the capitals features |
a different type of plant or animal
in its design. It's amazing that this
place took only five years to build.
[To see more "complex" things, go here.]
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
|He may have been banished in the end,|
but the emperor still looms large (so to speak)
in French history and culture—and I can think of
at least one person right now who may have
what we call a Napoleon complex.
[See lots more of the letter N here at abc wednesday.]
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
|These are the beautiful doors of the church of|
St. Gervais and St. Protais. There's been a church at
this spot since the 4th century, and it's looked like
this since the 1600s. Wish I could have gone inside
to see the gorgeous organ used by the Couperins.
[I'm linking back to That's My World.
To see more of the world, go here.]
Monday, April 18, 2011
|La boutique jaune—and is it ever! This place,|
across the street from our recent Paris digs, has lots
of yummy stuff. Have to stick with NYC bagels,
however—but who goes to Paris for bagels?
[See more mellow yellow here.]
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
|Here's your road right here! My daughter Lila took this shot |
when she and her sister, Kate, drove this most famous
American road between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.
[See more roads here, at tnchick's meme.]
Friday, April 15, 2011
|Took this from a car the other day. Don't think it really conveys |
the majesty of this sky—but I've never seen one quite like it.
These amazing clouds were followed an hour or so later by the most
spectacular thunder-and-lightning display I've ever seen. I'll bet
that plane that's just visible up there was experiencing a
bit of turbulence. Welcome to global warming?
To see more Skywatch, go here.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
|Why is this woman so happy? Well, let's see:|
She's in Paris, enjoying a gorgeous spring day in
the Luxembourg Gardens—and she's savoring a Ladurée
macaron (caramel au beurre salé, the best flavor, IMHO).
Happy? Actually, this looks more like sheer bliss to me!
[For more happiness, go here, to today's Thursday Challenge.]
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
|This is the fantastical Paris metro station you come |
to for the Louvre and also for the Palais Royal—
seriously, you won't see this anywhere else!
[To see more posts for the letter M, go here.]
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
|I'm linking back to That's My World Tuesday.|
To see more of the world, go here.]
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
|I was the third person to enter Notre Dame on a recent Saturday morning|
(before 8 a.m.). These shadows were the least of the wonders I found there
(and without the usual hordes, I was actually able to appreciate them)!
[It's Shadow Shot Sunday. To see more, go here.]
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
|I just love the soft light of these candles burning in the |
church of La Madeleine—and knowing that each one
represents someone's good wishes and positive
thoughts (like mine for my father and grandmother,
the people I think of when I light a candle).
[See more things that are soft here at the Thursday Challenge.]
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
|A Paris pastry shop where you can find macarons, |
that meringue-y, jammy, buttercreamy concoction
that the French do SO well. Pierre Hermé has arguably
Paris' best, but Ladurée provided our fix more than once.
[To see more of the letter L, go here.]
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
|The Hotel de Ville (i.e., city hall) and its spectacular double-decker carrousel—|
plus a bonus pretty Parisienne (actually, she's a chic New Yorker).
[I'm linking back to Mellow Yellow Monday. To see more, go here.]
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
|How about these puffy Parisian clouds (over the|
solid towers and graceful spires of Notre Dame)?
They waited patiently for most of the day, then brought
a brief but torrential rainstorm. (I was safely indoors with my
old/new friend Marylene, enjoying a nice cup of tea, thank you!)
[To see more Skywatch, go here.]