Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
but maybe I have my back turned to the prettiest part! Cobbled steps, cobbled road, the bypass (which goes though the middle of the town), the London Manchester railway line and a pedestrian walkway. This is the far end of Brunswick St. Macclesfield.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
You’re St. Melito of Sardis!
You have a great love of history and liturgy. You’re attached to the traditions of the ancients, yet you recognize that the old world — great as it was — is passing away. You are loyal to the customs of your family, though you do not hesitate to call family members to account for their sins.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Invalid user blowjob from 184.108.40.206
people login with usernames like that??!! If you are the owner of machine 220.127.116.11 I suspect someone else has control of your machine - or you're in trouble especially in view of your country...
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I was also amused by this picture of a ferry across the Seine
The ferry is quite clearly visible, however there's a ghost image of the same ferry on the other side of the river, not sure why it is so much fainter, when they stiched together tha patchwork!
There was the same icky expectation of seeing a former child actor in a sex scene, but Radcliffe pulled it off, as does Bell in Hallam Foe
well I hope they re-attached it afterwards!
And there's a WTF from this week that I greatly enjoyed - I put a TODO on a form in our application only yesterday - need to make sure it goes before release!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
(another from the recent holiday) We enjoyed - well the drinkers amongst us enjoyed - a visit to the Taittinger cellars in the cellars of an old church that was demolished in the Revolution. I found it a spectacular eerie visit and it made up for my deciding to miss a similar trip back in Spring 1968 (yes that Spring!) when I had an exchange visit with the Emmanuel Raoul and family at Choisy-au-Bac
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Here's everyone else outside the same shop in Honfleur as last year!
And here is Beth consulting the menu at La Tortue - under new owners far lighter inside after being decorated, we've eaten there on 2 previous occasions - we didn't eat there this time!
And here's a link to the full sized album photo in case you want to examine the prices (if your eyesight and my photo is good enough!)
But here we are waiting for a restaurant in La Bouille to open, where we did eat!
well it was the day of our Silver wedding....
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The walk was based around his Voyelles sonnet:
A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu : voyelles,
Je dirai quelque jour vos naissances latentes :
A, noir corset velu des mouches éclatantes
Qui bombinent autour des puanteurs cruelles,
Golfes d'ombre ; E, candeur des vapeurs et des tentes,
Lances des glaciers fiers, rois blancs, frissons d'ombelles ;
I, pourpres, sang craché, rire des lèvres belles
Dans la colère ou les ivresses pénitentes ;
U, cycles, vibrements divins des mers virides,
Paix des pâtis semés d'animaux, paix des rides
Que l'alchimie imprime aux grands fronts studieux ;
O, suprême Clairon plein des strideurs étranges,
Silence traversés des Mondes et des Anges :
- O l'Oméga, rayon violet de Ses Yeux ! -
have I lost my photo of 'a' or was there none or did I just note take one? A translation is here. There were also sculptures of which this was one:
I'll put the full album up on my home webserver when I get time (and announce it here!).
Sunday, August 05, 2007
I didn't know that Serrault had spent time studying in a seminary makes the relentless camping up in La Cage Aux Folles a little uncomfortable but maybe it was so far over the top one could put the doubts about agendas to one side.
Serrault's funeral service was in the wooden church in Honfleur I photographed last year and which we'd seen a few days before.
- you probably need to click on the image to get the full effect. crudités = crudenesses - 'nice of pig forest' is also attractive etc.. It doesn't appear to be Babelfish's responsibility. but I'd guess that this can be pinned on a computer! Unfortunately we didn't get around to eating there, but we did try! Though we skipped the pizza restaurant in the same town that was offering pizza aux escargots (or something)
I should now hurry and make sure there are no English to French translations of mine visible on the Internet!
In a similar vein, a couple of faux amis (for which I am wholly responsible) that I enjoyed were 'flamin Gothic' and 'formation holes' - both on road signs.
.. 'could have inspired'.... hmmmmmm
I'd agree with the second link mentioning the terrible drawings!
Pictures of the gite and walks to follow!
Saturday, August 04, 2007
As I hadn't attended the lectures for the course - for some reason - I didn't have much success - thought the exam paper was very pretty! Only actor I remember from the dream was Troughton.
Please don't send round the men in white coats!