An omnipresent sight in France, from the smallest village to the largest cities : Monuments aux Morts – literally monuments to the dead. Monuments aux Morts are war memorials which were built to commemorate the 1,327,000 men that France had lost during World War I. In the aftermath of what had proved to be such […]
A visit to the Graindorge factory to discover how Livarot and Pont-l’Évêque cheese are made. On the way out, you can even try them. I warmly recommend the blue Livarot, made from Raw Milk, softer, sweeter and very hard to find in shops !
The countryside where I grew up.
At the entrance of a restaurant, Garlic Man (or Woman) greets you – very cute :)
Got winter shoes for the lady : BBS SR in Himalaya Grey fitted with Michelin X-Ice Xi3. I first wanted to reuse my original wheels but the guy at the workshop said that with RFT, he will either damage the tire or the wheel, and could not guarantee keeping both intact ! So I went […]
A bit of DIY : LED replacements for F30 F31 turn signals. First you need a good set of BAU15S/PY21W LED, as depicted on the picture. I had another set, supposedly brighter (and more expensive) but which did not interact with the reflector properly and as a result, were a lot less bright than the […]
The Château de Falaise is a castle located in the south of the commune of Falaise (“cliff” in French) in the Calvados département of Normandy, France. William the Conqueror, the son of Duke Robert of Normandy, was born at the castle in about 1028. William went on to conquer England and become king and possession […]
Fishing boats going out to sea in Port en Bessin.
A cute allegory to Hollande’s election catchphrase : Le changement c’est maintenant !
Those clouds look like a Phoenix, don’t they ?
A Citroën Traction Avant in mint condition ! The Traction Avant, French for “front wheel drive”, was designed by André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 / early 1934. While not the first production front wheel drive car – Alvis built the 1928 FWD in the UK, Cord produced the L29 from 1929 to […]
From an abandoned movie theater in Normandy.
Back in France for a while with more pictures from our summer vacation. This is Étretat, in Normandy. Étretat is best known for its cliffs, including three natural arches and the pointed “needle”. These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet, and were featured prominently in […]
And here it is, my favourite observation platform in Tokyo: Bunkyo Civic Center. Not only it offers a great view but also… it does it for free ! :)
Two panoramic shots of Tokyo taken once more from my favourite viewing platform in Tokyo – getting curious, aren’t we ?
Tokyo is blessed with very clear skies nowadays (what a difference compared to the previous city we lived in – Beijing!). This was shot from my favourite observation platform in Tokyo… more on that later :)
Breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji in Autumn. No cloud, no wind, not even too cold : this was my lucky day ! Photographic tip of the day : the closer you stand to the water (very first picture), the clearer the image reflected !
Had to get up at 4:30 to shoot those but it was worth it. Interesting how the lake appears to be boiling when touched by the first rays of light of the day (it was -4C when I shot these). Need to get back in winter, will probably need snow tires though…
Another visit to Honfleur, so naturally, a nice lunch at Sa Qua Na :) PS : still have quite a few pictures left from our summer holiday in France, please bear with me…
Not one trip in San Francisco without having one of those !
I do enjoy eating in those, always reminds me of Seinfeld !
At the corner of O’Farrell and Mason, right next to the hotel, how convenient for 3GPP delegates ;-)
Wouldn’t it be more logical to separate the emergency button from the commonly used ones ?!
Actually cheaper than a taxi for a group of people !
Enough calories for a week !
Not too far from Cupertino, naturally ;-)
Delicious portobello mushroom burger with french fries :)
An omnipresent sight in US !