Sunday, June 30, 2019

the marketplace

This vaulted parking area is where the Friday and Sunday markets are held in Amboise.  Of course, this is just a fraction of the total area.  The Sunday market is one of the largest in France and today it's filled with locals and tourists on a day when the heat wave has receded a bit.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

golden guy

I'm not expecting to see this street performer out on the streets this week.  It's the first heat wave to hit this Summer and it's predicted to be record breaking.  While more and more businesses and restaurants are air conditioned, most people's homes are not.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

sunset on Spring

The solstice was yesterday and it's officially Summer!  Note that this shot was taken a 10:15 pm.  We are at the same latitude as Newfoundland.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

water under the bridge

Shot from bridge Leclerc over the Loire, this shows how shallow the waters are now as they flow under the arches.  Only kayaks and canoes can navigate this part of the river while at its Atlantic mouth sea-going tankers can pass under the great bridge at Saint-Nazaire.

Monday, June 17, 2019

poppies on the Loire

The poppies are in full bloom here and these down by the river Loire have the perfect view of it.

Friday, June 14, 2019


Another view on the recent Brass Band festival orchestral finale.  This time a focus on the drum section.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

rockin' reflections

This reflecting pool is at nearby Château Chaumont which specializes in outdoor works of art on a large scale.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

youth orchestra on the plaza

The big finale to the 25th annual Brass Band Festival in Amboise was actually a full orchestra of youthful musicians.  Throughout the day, the smaller brass bands competed for top honors and also strolled around town entertaining the locals and tourists alike.