Blois

Exposed Beams – Poutres apparentes

I’ve been having a few IT problems over the last couple of days but everything should be fine now.

J’ai eu quelques problème informatiques ces derniers jours mais normalement tout est rentré dans l’ordre.

City Daily Photo Theme Day – Streetscape

In the city of Blois there is not much traffic in the Main Street in winter at 4 pm on a weekday! For other takes on the same theme across the globe, click here.

A Blois il n’y a pas beaucoup de circulation au centre ville en hiver à 16h en semaine ! Pour d’autres interprétations du même thème – scènes de rues – cliquez ici.

Wattle at the market – Mimosa au marché

What the French call mimosa is a type of wattle indigenous to southeastern Australia that has been widely introduced in the Mediterranean. It certainly brightens up winter.

Le mimosa est peut-être le symbole de la Côte d’Azur il est originaire du sud-est d’Australie. Ses belles fleurs jaune réchauffe bien l’hiver.

The Christmas Train – Le train de Noël

I saw this train for the first time in Blois this week. Maybe it’s replacing the usual horse and cart in winter. Time will tell.

J’ai vu ce train à Blois cette semaine pour la première fois. Peut-être qu’il remplace l’attelage habituel pendant l’hiver. On verra bien ….

So irrésistible

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That, surprisingly, is the name of the sculpture by Touraine artist Laurence Dréano recently purchased by Blois Royal Castle. By placing the couple in equilibrium against each other, the artist wanted to symbolise the strength that comes from people providing each other with support, solidarity and love. It’s in the grounds of the castle in the area overlooking the Loire River near Foix Tower.

C’est le nom surprenant de cette sculpture de l’artiste tourangelle Laurence Dréano dont le château royal de Blois a récemment fait acquisition. En équilibre l’un contre l’autre, l’artiste a voulu symboliser la force qui émane quand les hommes se soutiennent, la solidarité et l’amour. Elle se trouve dans les jardins de la terrasse du Foix.

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke is a well-known and well-loved comic book character created by the Belgian cartoonist Morris in 1946. He subsequently worked with René Goscinny of Astérix fame until his death in 1977 then with other cartoonist until his own death in 2001. French artist Achdé has been drawing it ever since with the help of other writers. 81 albums have been published with translations into 23 languages.

The name Lucky Luke may appear strange to an English speaker but in French the vowel sounds in both words are the same.

Ce n’est pas la peine de présenter Lucky Luke. Crée par Morris en 1946, il y a désormais 81 albums traduits en 23 langues.



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