Monthly Archives: October 2013

Voici Paris

Yes, Paris is a tourist trap.  Join the crowds in the most famous areas and it is anything but romantic.  You’ll be jostled, approached by scammers and people wanting to sell you cheap junk, maybe even pick-pocketed.  Did you know that … Continue reading

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On the Waterfront

The same day that I lay flat on the concrete in order to photograph a tern (which became the subject of the drawing “Just Landed’) I also photograped several seagulls.  It was extremely windy which is why many birds were taking shelter by standing … Continue reading

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Le Jardin de Claude Monet

I invite you to click onto the photos and drawings to see the detail. Exactly one year ago, last October, I visited Claude Monet’s house and garden at Giverny.  It was the end of October so the garden was only open to the public … Continue reading

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New York

“Hey!  I’m walkin’ here.”  The line ad libbed by Dustin Hoffman in “Midnight Cowboy” (1969), when he was about to be run down by a taxi, has become synonymous with New York.   Matthew and I quoted it to one another during our recent stay … Continue reading

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Take Me to the River

Locall readers won’t need reminding that Perth had a lot of rain in September.  It was wonderful.  Wind howled, rain threw itself down.  Being a Kiwi (ie a New Zealander) by birth, I like wild weather.  I get a bit tired … Continue reading

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