Monday, January 16, 2017

Macro Monday


Here's a closeup of one of my fave
pieces of art (which also
showed up here with its partner).
I'd love to tell you who painted
this colorful dragonfly—but I can't.
All I do know is that it came
from England.

[To see more macro shots, go here.]

Sunday, January 15, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday


Another view of the Cathédrale Saint-André,
in Bordeaux—which I've shown
before, here and here. It's probably not
the last time, either, because I took
55 pictures while I was here (and all in the
space of 10 minutes; we arrived
just before it closed for a few hours).

[To see more churches from around the world, go here.]

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Weekend in Black and White


Haven't been out and about with my camera
nearly enough lately.  Here's a shot
taken back in September:  Buren's lovely
columns in the Palais Royal.
It's like they're asking to be shot in
black-and-white.

[To see more b/w images, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, January 13, 2017

Weekend Reflections


Closing the show at last night's celebration
for the opening of the brand new
Museum of African-American History, in
Washington, D.C.:  Stevie Wonder!

[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday Challenge—"best of 2016"


Not easy to pick the best picture from
among hundreds (thousands?)
taken over the course of the year—and
in lots of 
(very) different places,
from my Brooklyn neighborhood to not
 that far from the North Pole.
If I have to choose one, it has to be this photo
taken as the sun was rising (and so was
the mist) over the Garonne River
in Bordeaux this past September.  More luck
than skill, but I do love this image.  

[To see more of the Thursday Photo
Challenge, visit Dale's meme.] 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ABC Wednesday—A is for "abeille"


Which is French for bee, of course.  This one
is in the floor of a shop on rue Vignon,
in Paris.  It's called La Maison du Miel and is
filled with honey and also lots of wonderful
things made with honey (soap, candies,
cookies, jam, vinegar, you name it. 

[To see more ABC posts (and I can't
believe this is the last round!), go here.]

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

red bowl


A couple of days before Christmas, I met up with
my friend Conrad (aka Ming the Merciless,
former NYC blogger who now lives up in Maine
where he has learned to live at a much
saner pace).  It was great to catch up with him
while strolling around Dumbo and
Brooklyn Heights (where we enjoyed a yummy bowl
of café (and more) at Le Pain Quotidien.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]