Tuesday, October 23, 2012

home and gone again

boarding another plane tomorrow.
back in about ten days.
how small we are, how big the world.
take care, all.

Monday, October 22, 2012

back in brattleboro

with its misty autumn mornings

Sunday, October 21, 2012

a fond farewell to bruges

city of mystery, history, and dreams

Saturday, October 20, 2012

the windmills of bruges

stout little soldiers ever watchful on the berm

Friday, October 19, 2012

bruges at night

a glimpse of the illuminated clock tower from our hotel room window

Thursday, October 18, 2012

displayed in the chocolate museum of bruges

charming tins adorned with portraits of the royal family

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

from behind the clock's face in bruges,

we gazed out over the wind and rain soaked landscape

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

swans ornament the canals in bruges

white pillows of grace afloat in a bed of rippled glass

Monday, October 15, 2012

weary, wet, and footsore visitors to bruges

may still delight in the city
under the canopy of a horse-drawn carriage

Sunday, October 14, 2012

in bruges

around every corner
such stunning surprises
await the intrepid walker

Saturday, October 13, 2012

such lovely lace

can be found in bruges

Friday, October 12, 2012

amazing bruges

please indulge me over the coming week in a series of images 
taken in the timeless city of bruges

Thursday, October 11, 2012

paris: the grand finale...

 delectable moments
 arching moments
 moving moments 
 iconic moments
 profound moments
 pyramidal moments
 matrimonial moments
 alley cat moments
 stone-tender moments
 medieval moments
 private garden moments
 long, sweeping moments
 canal lock moments
pere lachaise moments

au revoir, chere paris

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

wild life on the streets of paris

 in a dress shop on rue d'aboukir
 in the shadow of the louvre
 on pet store row, across from the pont neuf
 outside a montmartre cafe
on boulevard saint-martin

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

the street entertainers of paris

 notre dame
place de furstenberg
sacre coeur
sacre coeur

Monday, October 8, 2012

paris, the city of flowers

 memorial flowers in the city hall,
 colors of seduction on the busy streets,
 orchids tended by a spirit as enchanting as amelie,
 flowers in a child's hand as she walks in the rain beside her mother,
 flowers in restaurants,
and  in rain sodden gardens,
and adorning windows everywhere.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

the cathedrals of paris

 islands of peace,

Saturday, October 6, 2012

we arrived at our paris hotel, the royal aboukir, at sunset.

 stepping out of the tiny room
 onto the tiny balcony
i thought, "this alone would be enough."

Friday, October 5, 2012

arrived in heathrow

no photos allowed there.
we stood like sardines in a can,
at least a thousand of us, waiting to be cleared through customs.
 then rush, rush to saint pancras station
 where we waited and waited for our fast train to paris,
the city of love.