lundi 22 février 2010

Tag Art at Henri Cartier-Bresson Museum



This Tag Art was so cool..... I look at all the graffiti on trains and buildings in a different light.

Beautiful windows

I am a trashy treasure person to say the least. However, I usually pick up that "ultimate"piece of trash thinking I can be oh so like Martha or Mary or whomever and turn it into the most decorative piece of useful something only to have it sit in my corner becoming the most useless thing.......

Walking in the 15th one afternoon, I came upon the most beautiful old, painted lemony-yellow french, long windows sitting by the curb. You know the kind, that you push open reminsicent of those Hausmann style french buildings..... I could have just cried. I stood there a long time contemplating how I could get those windows home, was it really worth an 80euro taxi ride...... almost did it. However, in the end I settled for a small beautiful glass window that was also going out for trash and I could carry it without too much pain. (As of right now, it's still sitting in my corner, but I'm determined to make something beautiful out of it!!)

I lament about those windows even today, and hope they found a new beginning instead of a garbage dump ending.

Grève!!


Seen alot around Paris during a two week train strike in December '09 - it was ridiculous to say the least!!

samedi 13 février 2010

Provence




This is a bit late, but wanted to write about this lovely area. I had certain images of what Provence might be like after reading the likes of Year in Provence, but was surprised at how different it was - at least to me. First, Provence is the name of the area of France and there are tiny towns dotted all through along with the biggest city, Aix-en-Provence. We stayed in a very rural gite on the outskirts of Gordes. The family had huge acres of vineyards and we used the old vines to heat the wood stove in the evenings. Meandering through the small towns of Bonaire, Gordes, Gault, Rousillion, you see why people come to this area to relax, sip pastis, and just take in the view.