Friday, February 19, 2010

like holiday

Dear all watchers,

The blog will not be updated during the next two weeks.
We will be back very soon when everything will be in order.
Sorry for the inconvenience, I hope you will be back with us ;)
Have a nice week end


Chers visiteurs,

Il n'y aura pas de nouveau post sur le blog durant les 2 prochaines semaines. Nous reviendrons bientôt quand tout sera remis dans l'ordre.
Nous sommes navrées pour cet interruption et espérons que vous reviendrez nous voir très bientôt.
Bon week end


Monday, February 15, 2010

Seine gull

Seagulls on the Austerlitz bridge, Paris 5

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Farrier #2

Our farrier working on Ruby's hoof

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Farrier #1

Our farrier in action

Friday, February 12, 2010


The Eiffel Tower this summer, when the trees were still green, Paris 7

Thursday, February 11, 2010

French gastronomy

Shrimps, crabs, and other seashells, without forgetting the white wine, at a market in Paris

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


The Montparnasse train station, Paris 14

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Church in Montmartre, Paris 18

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sacré Coeur

Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre, Paris 18

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lonely tree

lonely tree
Winter is sad with bad weather and empty tree

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Eolian water pump

Friday, February 5, 2010

View on Paris

View from the Sacré Coeur, Paris 18

This is my first panorama. Click on it to have the full image.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Film set (could be)

Little street in Montmartre, which looks like the one used for movies, Paris 18

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Paintings in Montmartre, Paris 18

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Direct from Brittany at the Montparnasse market, Paris 14

Today it is la Chandeleur. This means that we can (must!) eat as many crèpes as we want!
I'll even give you my mom's recipe for this. And if you can flip a crêpe while holding a coin in the other hand, your family is assured of prosperity throughout the coming year.

For the best crêpes, you'll need :

5 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp rhum
1/2 grated vanilla pod
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch salt
3 eggs
10cl cream
1 cup milk (25cl)

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (from the flour to the salt). Add the eggs, one by one, using a wooden spatula. Gradually add in the milk and cream, beating until smooth.
Heat a lightly buttered pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until you can see some bubbles forming underneath the crêpe. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side.
Serve hot, with sugar and lemon, or Nutella of course.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Carousel at the Montparnasse train station, Paris 14

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Channel Lock

Channel lock, Charrey, Yonne.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Burgundy channel

Burgundy channel, Charrey, Yonne

Friday, January 29, 2010

Cartoon sky

The Champs Elysées, Paris 8

I just like the sky of this picture. It reminds me of Bert's drawings on the streets in Mary Poppins (you know, the scene when they jump in a cartoon, dancing with penguins and horse riding on a carousel...)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Winter bouquet

Trees in front of the Saint François Xavier church, Paris 7

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Old postcard

Place de Breteuil, view on the Eiffel Tower, Paris 7

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Eglise Saint Pierre de Chaillot, Avenue Marceau, Paris 16

I stopped from the bus at the sight of this church. I had never noticed it, nor seen a building like this. It was built in the 30's, with 3 main parts : the church tower, the lower church, built as a crypt, and the main buiding, in concrete.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday quiet

Avenue de Marceau and the Arc de Triomphe, Paris 16 and 8

It's unusual to see the streets empty like that : it was Sunday!

On another note, I want to apologize for the quality of the next photos : with my new job comes a new schedule, and when I leave after 9 pm from work, I don't have the courage to take pictures in Paris...

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Marolles sur Lignières, Aube.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Barbed wire

Barbed wire

Friday, January 22, 2010


The Invalides, Paris 7

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Old sign

Boulevard Pasteur, Paris 15

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Shoe story

I wonder what the shoe would have to tell us...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunny spell

Avenue de Breteuil and the Invalides, Paris 7

Monday, January 18, 2010

Praying for Haiti

Sainte Trinité, Paris 9

The people in Haiti need our prayers and our support.
Here are some organisations to donate to :
Action contre la faim (action against hunger)
La Croix Rouge (Red Cross)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Still decorated ?

still decorated ...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

still snowing ...

still snowing ...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Old style

View on the Rive Gauche from the Pont Neuf, Paris

The cold and the fog gave this dreamy and old picture effect. I just had to add a little yellow to the color tone...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Small us

The Madeleine front stairs, Paris 8

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Place de l'opera

Place de l'Opéra, view on the Louvre, all the way at the end of the Avenue de l'Opera

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


We don't have the Met's stairs, but there's still the Opera stairs in Paris

Monday, January 11, 2010


Square Dupleix and the church Saint-Léon behind, Paris 15

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Lignières's church

A zoom of the Lignières' church, I will make an other picture under a sunny weather next time.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snow in the country

This picture was taken on the 1st January 2010 during a walk in the forest around Lignières.
It was 5:00 pm, that's why the light is not so clear as you can expect with the snow around.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Blues under the snow

Jardin des Tuileries, and rue de Rivoli in the background, Paris 1

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snow again

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris 1

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Against the sun

Pont neuf, Paris

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Subway station, Paris 6

Monday, January 4, 2010


L'Hotel de Ville, Paris 1

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lozerian wood

In order to prepare next Easter ...
St Julien des Points - Lozère

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas on balcony

It was a very sunny Christmas Day last Friday, whereas we only have rain during one week. There is a proverb in France : "Noël au balcon, Pâques aux tisons" which mean : Christmas on balcony, Easter with embers.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Around the world, Day 8: GMT +1

Barcelona - Spain
June 2008

Gaudi's garden

Barcelone (1)
Gaudi's garden

Barcelone (6)
The arena

Barcelone (3)
The old hospital

Barcelone (4)
The Barcelona's port

Barcelone (5)
Christopher Colombus statue on the Barcelona's port

Barcelone (2)
The Sagrada Familia, always under construction

And our trip round the world is now finished, I hope you enjoy ! Happy New Year