Friday October 28, 2016

VERSAILLES FRANCE – Here we are in the suburb of Paris staying overnight because we could not manage a same day connection from Brittany to New York. The hotel that we are in, a charming boutique with the inevitable Michelin starred restaurant, backs onto a large wood that includes a monument to Corot and undoubtedly many of the landscapes that he painted.

Day 2570 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Versailles
Versailles
Versailles
Versailles

On this day five years ago (day 744): SUBWAY

Subway
Subway

Wednesday October 26, 2016

BRITTANY FRANCE – We covered a lot of ground today. The weather reminded me of Maine – intermittent heavy fog. Very atmospheric. Tough to edit so I’m showing a ten image gallery today.

Day 2568 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

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France
France

On this day two years ago (day 2568): Out a window

Day 2202 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
View out a window

Monday October 24, 2016

AVIZE and CHARTRES FRANCE – We started the morning in Jacques Pelosse’s cellars. The winemaker uses both oak and stainless steel fermentation vats depending on the grapes. Here are the oak versions – the owner is on the process of hanging an art show in the cellar.

We drove on toward our final destination (Brittany), making a stop at Chartre. Maria had seen the famous cathedral (started in 1150 or so) 30 years ago. I had seen it only in books. It’s a magnificent structure, light and airy, and at the same time massive. It wears its age – almost a thousand years – it’s constructed of limestone and a millennium of weather has softened the details on the thousands of sculptures on the exterior. We only had a couple of hours so I’m not able to do it justice. The image here is a six frame stitch of the Royal Portal.

Day 2566 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Cellar
Cellar
France
France

On this day seven years ago (day 9): Drain Oregon medical clinic.

Drain Oregon
Drain Oregon

Sunday October 23. 2016

AVIZE FRANCE – We’ve driven here in the heart of the Champaign district from Frankfurt. Our overnights stop is at a marvelous Champaign producer named Jacques Pelosse, where there is a hotel and Michelin starred restaurant. Here we are with friends at dinner.

Day 2565 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

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On this day three years ago (day 1469): Baby V

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Welcome Victoria

Sunday July 24, 2016

PORQUEROLLES FRANCE – there seems to be some disagreement as to how the name of the island is spelled. I’ve gone with the version with a “q” today.

Day 2474 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Porquerolles France

Porquerolles France

On this day four years ago (day 1013: Saratoga

The Hyde Collection
The Hyde Collection

Saturday July 23, 2016

PORCHEROL, FRANCE – Maria needs beach time every vacation. So she located this somewhat obscure island just offshore from the Riviera, but dramatically different in tone. There are no cars – we walked everywhere. There’s a single ok hotel. Most people who come here rent houses.

Day 2473 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Porcherol, France

Porcherol, France

Porcherol, France

On this day five years ago (day 647): Towpath on a spur of the Erie Canal.

Towpath