Jun 10, 2016 – [Friday] Patterns: Desserts on display

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La Rochelle, France, taken on June 22, 2013

I’m not a huge fan of sweets and desserts, but most of my friends are. That doesn’t stop me from enjoying the dazzling colours of the desserts on display at a bakery in La Rochelle. To me, they’re eye candy 😉

Apr 15, 2016 – [Friday] Patterns: Abbey

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Mont Saint-Michel, France, taken on December 28, 2012

The cloister in the abbey at the top of Mont Saint-Michel reminded me of the one at Saint-Emilion, though I much preferred the latter because it was not as crowded and offered a moment of escape and peace.

Apr 09, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Jaume Plensa at city hall

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Bordeaux, France, taken on August 23, 2013

The artwork of Jaume Plensa was being exhibited at various locations in Bordeaux a few years ago and while I didn’t know how to appreciate some of the pieces, the one outside the city hall was one of the few ones that I liked. You might not be able to see them clearly, but there are two gigantic heads facing each other in front of the main entrance. I wonder if they’re still there…

Mar 18, 2016 – [Friday] Patterns: Pont de Pierre

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Bordeaux, France, taken on October 9, 2010

Upon arriving in elegant Bordeaux for the first time 5.5 years ago, one of the first things to do was to, of course, capture an obligatory photo of an elegant tram crossing the elegant Pont de Pierre – literally “Stone Bridge” or “Peter’s Bridge”. Symmetry is beautiful!

Feb 29, 2016 – [Monday] Anything Goes: Leap

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Bordeaux, France, taken on July 17, 2011

Today is February 29th, a day that only occurs in a leap year. An ordinary day, but the leap year reminded of me a very special leap. It was one of the happiest times of my life with some of my favourite people at that time. The boys joyfully lept across the road as if dancing on piano keys, remarked a friend. Those were the days of freedom in Bordeaux, but how times and relationships have changed…

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