Category Archives: Photography

Une Collectionneuse

Now that our dearly beloved daughter has moved to Washington, D.C., we have whole new host of places to discover. A billboard in the subway advertised the Hillwood Estate, which I had never heard of, but I’m always up for … Continue reading

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After the success of our small-group excursions to Cassis and the hill towns, I signed up for a full day trip to see lavender in Valensole and to visit some additional provençal villages. The advantage of this particular trip was … Continue reading

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Jardins extraordinaires

When I think of France, I often think, not of monuments, but of gardens. After all, I live about thirty seconds from the Jardin du Luxembourg in the summer. Some days are so busy that’s as far as I get … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 17

This summer, I enjoyed the  “Anatomie d’une collection” exhibit at the Musée Galliera in Paris. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one; the exhibit was held over until the end of October and now they’ve launched a follow-up with forty new … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 16

  We’ve decided to go to Paris for Christmas. How awesome is that! While we’re there, I want to go to the Fondation Louis Vuitton to see Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection, Hermitage Museum– Pushkin Museum. Russian textile merchant … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 2

Well, the verdict on the new format was positive, so here we go again with a round-up of francophile recommendations: Artist makes the Louvre Pyramid disappear – I am looking forward to seeing this when I get to Paris in … Continue reading

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France- Normandy D-Day : Sword Beach, Ouistreham and Pegasus Bridge…- 50 photos. — ICI & LA NATURE PICTURESj

The beaches of Normandy are the place where the Allied Forces Landing took place in WWII. More than 60 years after the D Day, the Normand Coast and its seaside resorts are nowadays peaceful but remain deeply rooted in the … Continue reading

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Un Dédale

Un dédale (uhn day-dahl) means a labyrinth or a maze. The name comes from Daedalus, the builder of the labyrinth for King Minos of Crete. Daedalus was eventually imprisoned in the labyrinth himself along with his son Icarus. Being its … Continue reading

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Je suis Paris

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Garçon avec un chat

When I was in the Met on my way to the Grand Illusions exhibit, I was stopped in my tracks by a black and white photo of a boy with a cat entitled Garçon avec un chat dans les bras appuyé … Continue reading

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