Tag Archives: France

Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE, 3

Before this week’s challenge slips away, I want to include some architecture with remarkable powers of endurance. This is the little Romanesque church in Taizé, France, the yearly destination of thousands upon thousands of pilgrims, especially young adults. (Romanesque in European art … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PATTERN (4)

Can’t you just tell? From those stylish signature stripes alone, you KNOW that Sephora, the ultrachic cosmetic boutique, is a French company. And if you’re a woman, you also KNOW (or long to know) that a consultation and a purchase … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Old-Fashioned, 2

When I was a young woman, there was a new comet blazing across the American firmament — She was a six-foot phenomenon with a most unlikely television personality, and she managed to teach unsophisticated Americans all about French food, including … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WATER

Sailing into New York harbor at 6 am, standing on the deck of the Ile de France, and who even remembers that ship any more? It was so long ago that everyone who went to Europe still went by ship, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OLD

You are here to kneel Where prayer has been valid. And prayer is more Than an order of words, the conscious occupation Of the praying mind, or the sound of the voice praying. T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets (Little Gidding) Old … Continue reading

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