Friday, July 31, 2009

Guess Where I Went Today? - Luxembourg Gardens Again!

Oh yes, I am back in Paris ! Today, after a delicious lunch off rue Mouffetard ( my old stomping grounds) we headed to Luxembourg Gardens for a photo shoot. I found some new and interesting things to photograph that I had not seen on previous visits. Today just a few. Many more to come.
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Sailing boats is a favorite passtime for the kiddos
Outside the photography exhibit
Aloha from Luxembourg Gardens

Beautfiul fountains everywhere

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Good Morning Sunshine!

Fontaine-Fourches and all the surrounding villages have the most amazing sunflower fields. These sunflowers are grown for sunflower oil. Our group had a grand time photographing these sunny fields.

About face!
Posted by PicasaLisa left on Thursday for her home in Germany. We already miss her and the wonderful
tarts she made for us!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Day in Troyes, France

Eglise St. Pantaleon

On Tuesday we visited the lovely city of Troyes, France. It was so charming and we elbowed each other trying to get the perfect shot! This group is starting to get competitive!!! Here are a few of the many photos I took.

Eglise St. Madeleine

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Guest Photographer - David Draper

Today I am happy to feature the work of David Draper. David is participating in the photography workshop here at La Bonne Etoile. I think you will agree that David is very talented.

Joigny, France

Agnes' Cat With an Attitude

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Museum Nogent sur Seine

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bon Appetit!

Petit Dejuener

Many of my friends have asked me to show you what I've been eating here. Well that would take many many photos, but today a sampling of the delicious meals we've had here in the French countryside.
(There were more photo ops but we ate them too quickly!)
Escargots - what was left after a delicious entree!


One of our favorite entrees - tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil and chives

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What Is It? Where Is It? - Faucault's Pendulum, the Pantheon

We have a winner! Halcyon was the first to correctly name this as Faucault's Pendulum at the Pantheon. Hmmmm, perhaps I need to really work on a harder puzzle for all you whiz kids.

It's time to play "What Is It? Where Is It?" again! Make your guesses before Wednesday.
Bonne Chance!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

At The Brocantes

Sunday we visited two brocantes ( flea markets) in St. Maurice aux riches hommes and la Fosse-Corduan. It's always a treat to see the eclectic offerings and the interesting people you meet. Of course there were more French strangers to photograph!

100 French Strangers Challenge #28 and #29

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vin and Vineyards

A picnic in a vineyard overlooking Joigny. Gorgeous view, delicious food and wine.

See for yourself!

This is where we tasted the wines from this vineyard.

Enjoying the view.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Marche de Bray sur Seine -100 French Strangers Challenge

The Fish Seller -French Stranger #25
Friday is Street Market day in Bray sur Seine. We all enjoyed strolling the booths and we are having a fine dinner tonight as a result of this shopping excursion. Along the way, I met and photographed some very friendly French strangers!

The Garlic Man - French Stranger #26

Monsieur Pinto, the meat man - French Stranger #27
(He roasts a mean pork roast!)
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Day in the Countryside

Bonjour Mon Chien!

The Lock

It Rained Last Night

Hanging Out

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Even the French Garages are Charming!

Today, we had the pleasure of visiting again at the home of Agnes and Marc in Thorigny sur Oreuse. You may remember meeting Agnes in her studio here. I found their garage a feast for the eyes!
Agnes's Citroen

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Provins, France

Today our motley photography crew toured Provins, a fortified town of medieval fairs. Stay tuned as I start to let my talented group take over my blog!

Saint Quiriace Collegiate Church