Tuesday, March 20, 2018

the long path to spring

Although technically, it arrives today, the freezing temperatures this morning belie that fact.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

the aliens

These aliens (aka the floodgates of the river Amasse) were as cold as us locals last week when the temperatures were hovering around freezing.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

the path of snow

It'll be awhile before this bike path is again filled with cycle tourists that will arrive in spring.  This snowy day I had it all to myself.

Monday, March 5, 2018

le glacier

The French word glacier is shop where ice cream is made (or at least sold, by my own observations).  The French word glace means ice cream or just ice.  I thought this view of a café on Place Debré brought both of these words together last week after the snow.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

snow removal

This is how snow gets removed in Amboise.  Not to worry about the cold too much though (note the green sign) since temperatures here are on the Centigrade scale.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

stairway to pigeon heaven

These stairs lead up from the left bank of the Loire to the level of the open market place.  On that level is found this pigeon shelter.  Of course, the shelter has the dual purpose of also trying to control the pigeon population.  So they may not actually find it so heavenly (they are not killed but some of their eggs are injected to render them neutered).

Friday, March 2, 2018

lightning strikes twice

Figuratively anyway.  In fact, after a five year "drought" from snow, Amboise had its second snow of this winter yesterday.  So guess what you're gonna be seeing for awhile here !

This the top of the levee, with the Loire on the left, and the château in the distance.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

CDP Theme Day - "play"

The first of every month is Theme Day for the worldwide bloggers of City Daily Photo and today's theme is "play".  To see how the others interpreted this theme click here.

During Carnival festivities a few years ago, these guys were having a great time playing characters from times gone by.  I too am playing as though I have six pack abs.