Tag Archives: Travel

Where once was glamour… @execupundit

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

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Amazing staircase by Oscar Niemeyer

Isn’t this simply, elegantly beautiful? photo: todd eberle The Palace of Itamaraty, Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer, 1970 From Exercices de Style, via Madame Scherzo

Posted in Art | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Travel, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

We didn’t lock the door

“If we were not at home, we used to leave the broom against the door as a sign.  If our neighbours wanted to drop by for a coffee, they saw that no one was at home.” Different place, different time.  … Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The living stone of Gaudi’s Barcelona

via Pinterest.

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment