Thursday, 24 October 2013

Linda and I still out walking .....

It is just amazing how much
we walk when in Paris and
how long it takes (we don't mind at all) , because
we are so busy chatting , looking
up and down and all around!


I have not eaten here , but have done a little
research on google , seems everyone who has
been likes it .. 4 stars! Also found this very good
review , thank you Bonjour Paris Website
and as I do like Breton Crepes , I might get a chance to
give it a try one day!!

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Can you see the street names etched in the stone ,,
and the change of arrondissement!

Guillaume  Apollinare

He was given the name  Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki  and after moving to France he adopted the name Guillaume Apollinarie ..He was born a Russian subject in Rome, Italy and raised speaking French, among other languages.
 He  was a French poet, , novelist, and art critic born in Rome,
  His mother was Polish mother. His father is unknown.
 Two years after being wounded in World War I,
he died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 at age 38.
His grave is in
Père Lachaise Cemetery
somewhere I still have not been!

Going to leave you with this , stacked high, just imagine being up there.

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Friday, 18 October 2013

A blogger meet up in July 2013 - In Paris..

We finally met!!

So great to meet up, we had a fab time .
Also to see Paris in the eyes of someone new.

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Linda of Frenchless in France and I have
been trying to meet up for ages but it never happened
until this year .. Timings were wrong before..
In one of the secret little nooks Linda knows !
We started off by meeting at Place de Clichy (little bit of a mix up) but
all was sorted after we communicated by mobile ..
We walked (what other way do you see Paris) for miles..

Statue of Georges Danton
The  Statue de Danton, by Auguste Paris was erected in front
of Odeon,  Paris, in 1889 for the centennial celebration of the French revolution.

Love the end of these buildings , such a super idea!!

Fancy a café or vino  sitting here? I would.

Years ago the street names used to be etched into the
stone walls .. but that all changed and so did the arrondissements..  

Before 1860

On 11 October 1795, Paris was divided into twelve arrondissements. They were numbered from west to east, with numbers 1-9 situated on the Right Bank of the Seine, and 10-12 on the Left Bank.
Each arrondissement was subdivided into four quartiers, which corresponded to the 48 original districts created in 1790.

After 1860

On 1 January 1860, new territory was defined to be within the city by Napoleon III. The previous twelve arrondissements were rearranged with this new territory to become the present twenty.


 I have tried to find these streets on google but no joy
(I will continue to look)
But as you see it does say the 19th but we were
no where near there..


Love the shape !

We headed to Saint Sulpice , Roman Catholic Church..
the second largest church in the city..


Yep!! This is the ceiling !!

What we do to get a great shot.


In 1727 Jean-Baptiste Languet de Gergy, then priest of Saint-Sulpice, requested the construction of a gnomon in the church as part of its new construction, to help him determine the time of the equinoxes and  Easter A meridian line of brass was inlaid across the floor and ascending a white marble obelisk, nearly eleven metres high, at the top of which is a sphere surmounted by a cross. The obelisk is dated 1743.
In the south transept window a small opening with a lens was set up, so that a ray of sunlight shines onto the brass line. At noon on the winter solstice (21 December), the ray of light touches the brass line on the obelisk. At noon on the equinoxes (21 March and 21 September), the ray touches an oval plate of copper in the floor near the altar.
Constructed by the English clock-maker and astronomer Henry Sully, the gnomon was also used for various scientific measurements: This rational use may have protected Saint-Sulpice from being destroyed during the French Revolution

This information was taken from the internet ..

This is my photo , close up of the brass meridian line ... which goes across the
floor and up the white obelisk,
Taken from the interet , as the church is really dark .. but you can see the Obelisk in
the back ground 
This is just a small part of our day out .. will be back with more!
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Monday, 14 October 2013

Anyone for a Guiness??

On our recent trip to London ..
(myself, Barbara and Didier)
for Jennifer and Peter's wedding,
Didier wanted to go for  a Guiness
(not my favourite drink but I had one and so did Barbara..
so where was the best place to go ??
The Auld Shillelagh in Stoke Newington .

Looks like a very small pub but it goes
way back and has a garden too.

  I do not have a photo of the outside  but you can tell from the picture
above the width , little bit wider inside but still not wide.

Cameras always out !!

A very Irish pub, very friendly and didn't mind us taking photos .
(Yes I know it is an Irish pub , with Irish beers etc paraphernalia,
but it also had Irish staff, that does not always happen)

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Think Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Month ...

My great friend Barbara
put this post up ...
with this photo which she asked to copy and share ..
A reminder for us all that
Great idea Barbara!! WE all need a reminder even though
we are aware of it , one of those things we put to the back of our minds.
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