Sunday, June 24, 2018

Air France

Air France has taken me off onto another adventure so I'll be taking an even longer break from posting.  But as it has been said (in a deep voice), I'll be back.

Friday, June 15, 2018

jazz man

I recently posted a photo of a sculpture of a horse near our home.  The same sculptor has several other works placed around town as a special exhibition.  It's probably not a complete coincidence that Amboise has both an equestrian school and a music school.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

a last look

The poppies are on the wane now but it has been a great season for them.  So here is one last look.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Goldfinger's Vespa

If the famous James Bond villain ever had a Vespa, this would be it.  With a side-car no less for one of the golden girls.

Monday, June 11, 2018

tunnel vision

This tunnel provides an overflow relief valve from the small river the Amasse to go directly to the much larger Loire river.  This has prevented for over a hundred years the flooding of Amboise by the Amasse.  I would say these wild flowers appropriately celebrate that.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

the storm is over

Yesterday, late afternoon.  I looked out the window and saw that while it was still raining from the passing storm, the sun was out.  I grabbed my camera and ran out, knowing exactly what I would find.

Friday, June 8, 2018

prancing in the park

This amazing sculpture has been installed near the levee where it will be seen by the many visitors to the Friday and Sunday markets as well as by tourists passing from the main parking lot to the center of town.  The work is comprised of three separate pieces to create the entire horse, but I decided to "focus" on just the front so as to better see the details.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Brass Band Festival 2018

The past weekend Amboise hosted its annual Brass Band Festival with competing bands from all over Europe.  And to the great pleasure of the locals and tourists, the bands strolled the streets and plazas playing classic tunes with great enthusiasm.