Where once was glamour… @execupundit

… there is now a down at heel bus station.  Michael Wade rediscovers the joy of modern air travel.

Provence blue

Somewhere, deep in the heart of that region lies an ancient workshop that produces paint solely for the shutters and doors of Provence.  The secretive craftsmen – some say they are les gnomes – work almost entirely in shades and shards of blue, from a secret recipe rumoured to comprise three parts sky and two parts […]

This on the South of France from Sippican Cottage, via Execupundit … “I’m going to get up every morning and shave over a basin and then put on a suit. Sharp. I’m going to walk down a street made of little stones. There will be baskets of flowers depending from iron hooks mortared into the stuccoed […]

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

From Book Mania!, this pic of the wonderfully ramshackle, chaotic Shakespeare & Co. in Paris.  I was there a couple of weeks ago and it’s delightful: upstairs, between the bookshelves are beds, typewriters and a piano.  In a tiny, open-windowed room overlooking the Seine and Notre-Dame, a small group were sharing a poetry reading.  In […]

The living stone of Gaudi’s Barcelona

via Pinterest.

The living stone of Gaudi’s Barcelona

via Pinterest.

Carnewas Sunset

Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating Airport

I enjoyed this … (other than the strangely stereotyped Teutonic check-in official). Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating Airport | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source Technorati Tags: The Onion,Franz Kafka

Prague's Franz Kafka International Named World's Most Alienating Airport

I enjoyed this … (other than the strangely stereotyped Teutonic check-in official). Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating Airport | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source Technorati Tags: The Onion,Franz Kafka

Back Home

  All over so soon.  Just back from a wonderful two weeks on Lake Garda.  We stayed right at the north end of the lake, in Riva del Garda, which is very beautiful.  The northern end of the lake is relatively narrow and very deep with the mountains plunging straight down into the lake.  In […]

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