Monthly Archives: October 2013

Monsieur Jacques

I haven’t known him long but Msr. Jacques seems a taciturn fellow of ripe age and without ambition.  His physical features can only be described as portly in a squashed sort of way; a ruddy skin is decorated with blemishes … Continue reading

Posted in Dailies | Leave a comment

My Halloween Costume

This year, I am going to be a legal alien.  I can go trick-or-treating anywhere my passport is accepted and return to France with loot up to the customs limits. Yes, today I received my official carte de séjour sticker from … Continue reading

Posted in Dailies | Leave a comment

One Day More

Today is my 2nd anniversary of French living and I have the paperwork to prove it!  I’m still treading through a backlog of to-do’s, mostly written in French, and requiring translation in addition to action.  My immigration appointment is on … Continue reading

Posted in Dailies | Leave a comment

Pinocchio

I may not be a real boy but…drum roll please…I have a real bed!  I’m so anxious to use it that I might even take an afternoon nap.  AND, the desk that I was finally able to order, scheduled to … Continue reading

Posted in Dailies | Leave a comment

The Butler

Viewed this film chronicling the civil rights movements through the political lens of the White House and featuring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.  Many other name-brand celebs had roles including Robin Williams, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Cuba Gooding … Continue reading

Posted in Dailies | Leave a comment

Recycling 202

Bordeaux (and perhaps all of France), is an eco-friendly city.  In addition to curbside container pick-up of cardboard, plastic, and metals, there are centrally located depositories for glass.  People take entire bags and caddies full of bottles to these chutes … Continue reading

Posted in Dailies | Leave a comment

Accessoreyes

Of course I can’t be certain, but I think the prevalence of independent optical shops on practically every street is a strong suggestion that eyeglasses are fashion accessories.  I’ve always owned only one pair of glasses at a time and it … Continue reading

Posted in Dailies | Leave a comment

Palais Gallien

In 1793, the Bordeaux government decided to remove all traces of the Gallo-Roman era of Burdigala.  Some inspired citizens were able to protect a few sites and the Palais Gallien remains to be photographed and time traveled back to an … Continue reading

Posted in Dailies | Leave a comment

St Croix

Every weekend afternoon at 15:00 heures, a small group gathers with cameras, umbrellas, and an interest in exploring a small section of town on foot.  The host leader arrives, collects 3 euros apiece, and then we begin our journey…on foot, … Continue reading

Posted in Dailies | Leave a comment

Mme Juli’s Neighborhood

This gallery contains 9 photos.

With a grey jacket (instead of a red sweater) and carrying a camera (instead of being filmed by one), I explored a tiny bit of my neighborhood today.  I literally wound up in the Jardin Public, which is sort of … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment