A village cemetery with graves of the French war dead from the World War I battles of the Ainse along the Chemin des Dames near Soissons, France. Historical Photo.
France: castle of Chenonceau built over the river Cher in the Loire Valley ,2005
Happy Holidays. Wishing you a season of peace & joy. 12th C. stained glass from the Basilica of
St. Denis, Paris. The three kings follow the star to Bethlehem. Photo by Jack Martin, 2012
“The radiance of the stained glass is an impact we never forget,” author Stan Perry wrote of La Sainte Chapelle, the 13th Century chapel built by France’s sainted King Louis IX. Standing in the chapel again last … Continued
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Packing for Paris is not just about clothes. What about all the electronic “gear” I’ll need for a working trip?
I’m looking forward to Paris this fall with the wonderful Wanderland Writers. Thank goodness one of our number, the lovely Antoinette, is French. She offers a goldmine of tips to help keep the rest of us from … Continued
Ah, Paris–City of Lights, City of Love, city that’s inspired so many books! Getting ready for a fall trip to Paris, I’m working on my reading list. Mon dieu! There are so many books out there, … Continued
Battlegrounds are a part of travel, and I’ve seen many. But Normandy touched me in unexpected ways. There I learned the true meaning of hollowed ground. My best friend’s father was there. These photos are from … Continued
For anyone – especially any woman – who loves Paris, Joanna Biggar’s new novel, That Paris Year, is a delight both to the senses and to the heart. It’s perfect trip reading for anyone planning a visit.