Back To Paris

This is the palace at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, France. In this photo I am showing obedience to the principle of “zones” in a landscape photo: the idea that there is something in the front, something in the middle and something in the back. I guess it makes something that is two dimensional seem…

Shadow & Light

This was a decoration on the base of a public fountain in Arles, France. As I was getting this photo ready for posting, it occurred to me that I rarely go looking for “sun and shadow” photos because I am usually looking for soft light in shade. It is part of my style. Or rut….

Our Place In Corsica

This was only our “place” for three nights. But it came with a nice beach and great food (as pictured yesterday). One of the things I try to do when I plan our foreign travel is to get to places that aren’t overwhelmed by American tourists. Being an American, I don’t mind other Americans. But…

03-09-10 The Gurgling Downspout

Well, it’s not gurgling here and this isn’t an ordinary downspout. It’s a gargoyle and it is located on the famous Sainte-Chapelle chapel, just around the corner from the Notre Dame de Paris. It is a marvelous combination of stained glass, stone and air. It’s not on the “normal” tourists stops so you’ll have to…

02-14-10 A Week In Paris: Parallel Parking

I apologize if you’ve been lured to my blog this week thinking that “A Week In Paris” would offer a series of spectacular views of the great monuments and buildings in this amazing city. Those shots have been posted (more or less). Two of my favorites: Here and Here While those structures help define Paris,…