Belcastle, France

Park the car on the edge of town and you are not quite in full view of the town. As you walk, up and along the stream, you are drawn back in time. The quite stone village of Belcastle looks like something out of a movie; pristine flower garnished houses, a small church tolling on the hour, and a tree lined stream running through. The stonework cascades down offering a meandering hike up to a small castle along cobblestone streets with commanding views of this village which seems to have been tucked away for centuries. Belcastle is a unique experience and a welcomed stop from navigating the meandering rural roads.


This incredible, bronze statue sits in a nondescript square in a town outside of Toulouse, France.  The sculpture is the remarkable creation of French artist Bruno Catalano.  His sculptures are detailed and leave a great deal to the imagination, often causing individuals to wonder if the work, or life we pack into our briefcases robs us of the very essence of our humanity?  Catalano’s deep, thought – provoking works of art inspire this weeks photo challenge – transmogrify.

2016-03-23-Dijon_044This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge – Transmogrify.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Door

As part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Door, here is one we stumbled upon in the tranquil hilltop town, Cordes-Sur-Ciel in the region of Midi-Pyrenees, France.  This is a nice quite town, at least when we visited in April.

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Photo of the Week – June 26th

A recent (quick) trip to Paris, afforded me 90 minutes to see a few sights before a long meeting.  The weather was very cooperative.  Here is a view of the Eiffel Tower from The Trocadero.  Soon to post: Tips relating to Business Travel and taking advantage of some free time, even it it is only an hour.


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