Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ABC Wednesday—L is for "lovers"

... and also for "long lens," without which I would
not have been able to capture this shot.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

up in Montmartre . . .

near the place du Tertre, the heart of
Tourist Central.  I do remember a time
when there were artists doing
their thing in this neighborhood, but it was
still a real place (wow, I must be pretty old!).

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Traveling Tuesday.]

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's a Small World

This shop in the Galerie Vivienne, in Paris, 
features three things I love: globes,
maps, and musty old books.

[I'm linking back to Blue Monday;
to see more, visit Sally's meme.

And also to Our World Tuesday.]

Sunday, September 28, 2014

inSPIREd Sunday Shadows

This is the church of St.-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet,
in Paris's 5th arrondissement.  When the Vatican
decreed that the mass would be said in the vernacular
they decided to keep saying it in Latin—

which for some reason upset a lot of people.
I really don't have an opinion about that. Do you?

[Linking back to inSPIREd Sunday and Shadow Shot Sunday.]

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Weekend in Black and White

This beautiful old stairway is in Budapest.
Re the "writing on the wall"—György Dözsa
was a 13th/14th-century soldier of fortune who led
a revolution against the landed nobility.  As has
often been the case in Hungary, things
did not end well for Dözsa and his followers.

[To see more monochromes, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, September 26, 2014

Somewhere . . .

Last Saturday, I posted a very film noir-ish
image taken from a moving train.  On the same
trip, I also captured this much happier image.

[To see more Skywatch pics, go here.]

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday Challenge—"clothes"

I was in Paris for a short visit, and passed by the
Repetto store on rue de la Paix one night.  Ballerinas
come here to buy pretty tutus in sorbet colors . . .

and standard-issue pale pink
toe shoes too.

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