Okay, so we weren’t really on a honeymoon but that line from the Beatles’ “Ballad of John and Yoko” (Finally made the plane into Paris, Honeymooning down by the Seine…) suddenly came to mind when we arrived in the City … Continued
Lourdes is a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees in the south of France. It rose to prominence because of the Marian apparitions in 1858 when the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared to a young, peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, … Continued
Some 2 kms. off the Normandy coast of France lies this 100-hectare island that is both a fortress and a monastery with a cathedral at the top. It used to be isolated from the mainland during high tide but a … Continued
The Louvre is always packed with people either inside or outside on the esplanade where the glass pyramid entrance is located. I happened to chance upon this couple sitting by the reflecting pool watching the sunset, unmindful of the people … Continued
The steel and glass pyramid in the middle of the Louvre courtyard lights up when dusk comes. It contrasts sharply with the classical Richelieu and Denon wings on both sides of the museum. I waited for the hour after sunset … Continued
Everybody knows this icon of Paris and I have climbed it a couple of times – almost on every visit to this city. The views from the top are awesome and therefore worth the long queue to ride the lifts. … Continued
There seemed something lacking in the drab background of the Sacre Coeur church in Montmartre what with the rainy weather so I asked the wife to pose for me. To make things more interesting, I bought an umbrella and a beret at a nearby souvenir shop and told her to act Parisienne. How? she asked and I said, whatever!
It was early morning when the TGV hi-speed train passed by the town of Poitiers (France) on our way to Lourdes. Since we were traveling close to 300kmph, I barely had time to grab the camera and shoot this bucolic … Continued