Back to Yosemite with Monochrome Madness

Yosemite Valley is 167 miles due east of Crow Canyon but I only get there every fifteen years or so. We had a family wedding in June of this year in nearby Evergreen (just outside the park) and I got a chance to tour the valley and shoot some of its wonders. This picture of Yosemite Falls will be my entry to week 34 of Laura and Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge over on Leanne’s website.

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Paris 2014: Our Hemingway Walk, Part Three

Note: This is the third of three postings on Our Hemingway Walk, following Forever Paris by Christina Henry de Tessan. Click here to see Part One, our walk from our apartment on Rue de Condé to Stops #6 (Shakespeare & Co) and #7 (le Polidor). Click here to see Part Two, from Place Edmond-Rostand to Stop # 1 (the Hemingway apartment on Rue du Cardinal-Lemoine) and return. This posting covers Stops # 2 (Luxembourg Gardens) through # 5 (Gertrude Stein’s home) and ends at Stop # 8 (Brasserie Lipp).

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Paris 2014: Our Hemingway Walk, Part Two

Christina Henry de Tessan’s Hemingway Walk in her book Forever Paris (see my posting here on my favorite Paris books) starts with the apartment on Rue du Cardinal-Lemoine where Ernest Hemingway lived with his wife Hadley during the early 1920s. I started Part Two of our walk at Place Edmond-Rostand near the east entrance to the Luxembourg Gardens and when I reached 74 Rue du Cardinal-Lemoine I turned around and retraced my steps. The entire walk took about an hour.

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Paris 2014: Our Hemingway Walk, Part One

It was a sunny Saturday morning and we were off on our Hemingway Walk, our copy of Forever Paris by Christina Henry de Tessan in my hand. Christina’s starting point for the walk was a mile away in the fifth arrondissement. But stop # 6 was right around the corner from our apartment on Rue de Condé. So we changed the sequence of our walk just a tad.

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Paris 2014: Reflections in Monochrome

We were nearing the end of our Hemingway Walk one sunny Saturday last May and we were walking past a store down the street from Gertrude Stein’s home when I noticed the reflections. At first I just noticed the window display and the cars parked on the street reflecting in the window. Then I spotted the extreme wide-angle of what appears to be a headlight lens with no other than me in the middle holding my camera. Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Researching Our Paris Trip

For me part of the enjoyment of travel is reading about our destination and planning our itinerary. I may start reading six or seven months before our trip and most always bring along a couple of books to read during the trip. And often I will continue the reading after our vacation when I am processing photos and setting up postings for this blog. Here are the six books I used most extensively in the before, during and after stages of our recent trip to Paris:

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Monochrome Madness — Week 32

I went back to our first trip to Ireland in 2002 for this week’s entry to Laura and Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge over on Leanne’s website. We spent five weeks all over Ireland that year including a few days in County Kerry where I snapped this view of Ladies View on the Ring of Kerry in Killarney National Park.

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