Sheep in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.
The Roaches, Peak District, Staffordshire
Mus?e National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 17 April 2010.
Max & I are going to Paris this Wednesday for 6 days. ? plus tard!
(Notre-Dame de Paris by Max)
I'm planning a trip to Paris with Max. He is very keen on seeing the main sites on his first visit. Here is our plan for a long weekend in Paris:
In all my previous visits to Paris, I had never gone up the Eiffel Tower. Perhaps I had been unintentionally saving it up to enjoy with my 10-year-old son who could really show me how!
Musee D'Orsay used to be a former train station and is now a world class museum housing primarily the French art of the 1800's. Collections of Manet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet, Latrec abound. Almost demolished in the 1970's, then remodeled and turned into one of the foremost museums in Paris. It is a definite must!
Saturday I went to Brussels for a day courtesy of Eurostar.
Captain Max Sparrow, the best pirate ever to sail the Ionian Sea.
A covered Paso in a church in Granada
Semana Santa (Holy Week) is one of the most important traditional events of Andalucia. It is celebrated in the week leading up to Easter. The week features the procession of pasos, floats of lifelike wooden sculptures of different scenes of the events of the Passion or images of the Virgin Mary or other saints.
A Paso (Spanish for Pace or Step) is an elaborate float carried by costaleros and are usually followed by a band. Some have long skirts that cover the bearers entirely, giving the impression that the statue is floating on its own power.
The patterns in Spain stay mainly in the southern plain!
Neuschwanstein seen from the Marienbrücke.
When I was going to fly to USA, I was asked to do the now common act of taking off my shoes at the airport. As I put my shoes in the tray, I remembered that ironically the last time I had to do the same to enter a public building was at a mosque.
Paris, the city of light, by night.
I took these pictures few days ago with my new mobile phone.
On our visit to the beautiful city of Freiburg this summer, I came across this tiles mosaic on the pavement. Apparently Freiburg has several sister-cities throughout the world and the latest one is Isfahan. The Southern Germany city of Freiburg isn't usually particularly concerned with international disputes but that changed when Isfahan made headlines by resuming work at its nuclear facility. That has led to calls in Freiburg to exert more influence on its Iranian sister!
We are on holiday and staying near Biberach an der Ri?.
Yesterday we got back to London. These were the highlights of our holiday:
We were in Devon for few days. The highlights were: