MORFONTAINE FRANCE – We spent the weekend here with a friend of long standing, recovering from the flight from New York and gearing up for a week in Paris.
Day 3657 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this date nine years ago (day 370 of one phooto every day): Party. Originally posted for October 19, 2010, but the files’ EXIF data says October 20. I have other pictures on both dates, so my picture a day project is covered either way. The picture is from Antonio Monda’s party, which was more likely on a Saturday than a Sunday, so the EXIF data may be wrong.
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.
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.
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.