Thursday, April 14, 2016

Le Manoir de Herouville

Deep in the Normandy countryside lies a farmhouse called Le Manoir de Herouville, which has been lovingly converted into a guesthouse.
 We admired the gorgeous grounds both in the morning,
and evening
and relaxed in the luxurious surroundings
including this claw-footed tub, which I adored.
We spent equal amounts of time besides the blazing fireplace sipping wine in the evenings,
 and eating our breakfast,
and enjoyed a tour of the grounds, courtesy of Charlotte
and her parents, our amazing hosts - thank you Michael and Catherine!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Shakespeare and Company and the Musee D'Orsay

My favorite bookstore in Paris, which has floral arrangements among the stacks of volumes...

A stunning image of Truth, by Jules Lefebvre

and one of Van Gogh's starry nights, both in the Musee D'Orsay, which is a converted railway station

whose massive clock

 affords a beautiful view of the city below

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Early Spring in Paris

April in Paris is the iconic time to visit, but March isn't bad either.  I completely agree with the sentiment on this lock of love, attached to the fencing near Notre Dame. 

The sheer beauty of this structure never ceases to amaze me

As do the flying buttresses on the building's apsidal eastern end

And the seemingly endless sculptural decoration over the cathedral's three massive entryways

While we were inside the soaring nave

I captured these strange lights --- reflections, or orbs of spirits passed? 

You decide...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go

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