Category Archives: Photos

The Last Train to Dijon

The plan was to stay seven nights in Tours followed by six nights in Dijon. Should have been no problem. We booked vacation rentals on-line before leaving the U.S. A few days into our stay in Tours I figured to … Continue reading

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4 Rue Rabelais

I have this thing. I can never think of François Rabelais without recalling Robert Preston:  Professor, her kind of woman doesn’t belong on any committee. Of course, I shouldn’t tell you this but she advocates dirty books. Harold: Dirty books! Alma: Chaucer Ethel: Rabelais … Continue reading

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Tours Saturday

Who knew this was such a lively place? Off the train from Chenonceau we figured to find some croissants for Sunday’s breakfast. Barbara knew there was a boulangerie on the Rue de Nationale, and we turned up that way, where … Continue reading

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Places We Will Never Go Again – Chenonceau Château

There are many places well worth a visit but you know you will never go back again. This is the fabulous Chenonceau Château in the French Loire Valley. It’s best to go here by train from Tours. Get your tickets … Continue reading

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Trouble in River City

It was a nice day in Tours, in the heart of the Loire Valley. For late September it was warm, also sunny. A nice day to walk about the town. We were down to the bridge over the river, took … Continue reading

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Paris Nights

Whenever I go somewhere I make an attempt to capture a night time setting. Street scenes are interesting, especially with time exposures. Car lights make streaks, and pedestrians become blurs as they walk through the frame. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Chartres Round Trip

We were there 20 years ago, but I didn’t have the digital Canon then. We figured it was time to go back for another day trip. The RATP leaves out of the Montparnasse station, about five blocks from where we … Continue reading

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Les Crepes de Paris

Yesterday I posted a story about walking around Paris, and it included stopping at a creperie and ordering fresh crepes. And those were good. They were made with cheese filling, and we figured that would be it for us. We … Continue reading

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Paris Walk About

One summer day in Paris So, the weather promised to be clear, and we figured to get out of the apartment and see some stuff. A start was going to be the Orangerie Museum. That’s a separate story. Finished seeing … Continue reading

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Pictures at an Exhibition – the Louvre

No way anybody can see it all in one pass through. I was flagged out after three hours. Barbara, meanwhile, attempted to capture everything vaguely interesting. Here are the photos with no explanation for any of them. You are going … Continue reading

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