Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Snapshot -- Some Things I Love About France


To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post on Alyce's blog At Home With Books. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
This month, I'm also participating in Paris in July sponsored byThyme for Tea and Bookbath, so, of course, I need a France related photo.
So here are some pictures from a 2010 trip to show you why I'm obsessed with France.


The light and beauty


Beautiful wines with every meal.


Cheese shops with rows and rows of choices.


Elaborate and silly bonbons

Decadent desserts

A beautiful cathedral or chateau out every window.
Simple family meals that are important to the culture.


Cafes

The beauty of the architecture of bridges and buildings

19 comments:

Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf said...

Fantastic pictures! I really love that first, looking through the weeping willow. We used to have a beautiful weeping willow at the house where I grew up -- it was perfect in shape, until the day an ice storm weighed it down and it fell over :-( It's funny, because for some reason I was thinking about that tree earlier this week. I guess that's why your first picture resonated with me so much!

Here's my Snapshot post.

Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf said...

A second comment -- we must have been commenting on each other's posts at about the same time, too funny!

Paulita said...

Melissa, Great minds...! Sorry about your fallen willow tree. This one was at Monet's garden, but I know there are beautiful ones here in the U.S. too.

gautami tripathy said...

Fascinating photos!! Such interesting shots. Loved looking at those!


Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

Trish said...

How delightful is all that?! I could spend all day in that cheese shop.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Such beautiful and wonderful aspects of France...it would be hard to choose a favorite! All of it? Yes, I vote for the whole experience.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Arti said...

There are just so much to appreciate in France but you've captured some good ones. Thanks for sharing.

Kailana said...

I could see myself really liking these things, too, should I ever make it there! Good idea for a post!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I would be obsessed with France too - great pictures!

Irene said...

I understand.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

These are stunning shots. Makes me want to visit there again.

Alyce said...

It's like decadence for all of the senses. I really hope to visit someday!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Looks like an absolutely glorious time!

Esme said...

You have captured the spirit of France-is the first photo from Giverney?

Bev Hankins said...

Bonbons! And I love that bridge!

Here's my Snapshot.

Lisa said...

Aaaah, Paris. One of my favorite cities. Lovely pictures.

My Snapshot

Cipriano said...

All of these photos are just so amazing -- oh, I would so love to go there.
The cafes, the shops, the cathedrals, the museums, the wines. You've really captured a great cross-segment of it all here.

Mazz Nixon said...

The top photo is beautiful, I would love to visit! Hope you had a good time, looks like a wonderful place.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I haven't been to France yet but I'm getting a wonderful preview from the folks at Saturday Snapshot this month.

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