La Maison des Consuls
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... of Madame Borghese is life-size; a sculpture of Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese, she was the "wayward" sister of Napoleon but the only one of his siblings to visit him during his exile on Elba. In the art world this piece is known as "Paolina Borghese, Venus Victorious." The similarities between the two faces, one of Ebe, the other of Pauline Bonaparte, are striking. (Oh, to have had a camera in the early 1800s for a life photograph of Pauline Bonaparte.)
... in England, yet exigencies like getting to the hotel before dark in a city you've never been in before; there are some things that simply don't get done. So much to do and see, so little time.
On virtually every travelogue I’ve sent there are many things left unrecorded and unphotographed. When you are doing the type of whirlwind tour we are in this instance, a day is simply not enough time to adequately visit, learn about, explore, and photograph all that ...
Another three hundred
mile day with some interesting bits of countryside. The journey was
marked by being caught in a major thunderstorm the like of which we
had never seen and we were only a mile and a half from the hotel.
Cars came to a halt on the motorway unable to clear their
windscreens. We were saturated within seconds and I was seriously
worried about how close the lightening bolts ...
... number plate DA-516-TK. I found out that the red number plate is used by French car companies for this lease program to overseas visitors to Europe. Through this program the French car companies pay no VAT, lease the car to overseas visitors and then sell the used car overseas. We have the car for 57 days and will return it to Strasbourg Airport on 30 January. This part of the trip was for visiting some Cathar castles in southwest France. The Cathars were a ...
... had had a terrible morning as he had a puncture x2 but were were rewarded by a fabulous lunch of beer and salad, rocquefort, chèvre and gizzards with cafe gourmand. A great weekend in a beautiful town. Left early Monday morning and went to Cordless sur Ceil. Medieval village with a train journey to the top Mon night A passion near Rodez (Bozouls) fois de canard farm with Cotswold stone coloured houses and slate roofs. Tuesday night Then left Alex and went ...