Thursday, 23 February 2017

PEDESTRIANS ONLY


Limeuil is a small town situated at the confluence of the Vezere and Dordogne.  In years gone by it was a busy port, but with the establishment of the railway, its importance dwindled.  Its narrow streets, suitable only for pedestrian traffic, are bordered by magnificent stone buildings.

OJ 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

OUT OF REACH


This trebuchet mounted on the battlements of the chateau at Castelnaud would have been incapable of causing any anxiety among the enemy safely ensconced in Beynac Castle in the distance.

These castles on either side of the Dordogne date back to the period of the Hundred Years' War when for a time the Dordogne was the boundary between France and the English occupied areas to the south.

OJ

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

MARKET NEAR PLACE DE LA BASTILLE



A large street market is held twice per week near the Place de la Bastille.

It caters for all shoppers whether they are out to purchase provisions, clothing, accessories or even kitchen utensils or toys!

OJ

Sunday, 19 February 2017

PAN IN THE LUXEMBOURG GARDENS


Pan, the god of shepherds and flocks, nature, the wild and rustic music, bounds joyfully between the hedges of the Luxembourg Gardens.

The sculptor certainly caught his carefree attitude in this work.

OJ

Saturday, 18 February 2017

WEEK-END WISDOM - (21) - INK BY THE BARREL

A truth to be learnt by many politicians:

"Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel"

- Mark Twain


Have a good week-end and enjoy the not-so-fake news!

OJ

Friday, 17 February 2017

SHOPPING IN GRENOBLE


A surprisingly busy October morning in Grenoble!  Last minute shopping before the arrival of winter?

OJ

Thursday, 16 February 2017

SQUARE GEORGES CAIN



The Square Georges Cain is a quiet little haven away from the busy streets of the Marais in the 3e arrondissement.  
The striking statue of a young girl striding through the rose garden is by Aristide Maillol and is entitled Ile de France!

OJ