Sunday, April 22, 2012

Paintings by the Seine

I had a dream last night. It was beautiful, I was in Paris thought I don't recall any landmarks my instinct knew I was in Paris. The only bad part was that I had somehow forgotten my camera, quite disturbing.
The truth is that  I did not forget my camera when I actually did go, and I could capture moments like this wonderful day when I walked by the Seine, after eating lunch at some sidewalk cafe (well if you call lunch, wine, cheese and soup).
The painting by the Seine, a true landmark of old Paris, come and buy any famous artwork as you look at the most beautiful piece of art, the city itself. <3

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The memory shop

The souvenir shop from across  the street ...
So this is not old Paris
But I took a detour.
This is Lourdes, a small highly religious (catholic) province of France 

Pas surprising ... when there are rows and rows of souvenir shops, lined with wines, cheeses and meat products made in or around this picturesque town, not to mention clothes and religious items.

Lourdes is highly influenced by it's proximity to Spain, it's Basque heritage and the indirect influence from 'Il Vaticano"

Nevertheless the trip was unforgettable, six hours from Paris and it's a whole new world..

Chic, n'est pas?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My heart will go on

Le Violinist .....

Up the stairs to the Sacre Cour Church, between the awed tourists taking pictures at the base, the fervent devotees going to hear the nuns sing and the simple pedestrians a man plays .. 'my heart will go on.'  Subtle, silent, pending it starts until everyone can hear it, and everyone that goes by must turn around and listen, to beautiful music in old Paris.