I just realised August is nearly finished, so I had better do this post, the photos for which have been sitting on my desktop of ages. Marianne will come up with a new theme soon, so I can’t delay! This one is about ancient and modern. I hope you enjoy my choices.
This narrow street in the centre of the old town of Perigueux is usually only for pedestrians …. except for the rubbish truck and delivery vehicles bringing supplies to the little shops.
Who can resist this juxtaposition of old and new? It always catches my breath, the boldness of the pyramid rising from the paving of the great Louvre Museum courtyard.
And back to cleaning equipment … here in Paris I delight in the fresh green of the cleaning department vehicles and tools. One day long ago we arrived in Paris before dawn, flying in from Tokyo, and emerged from a subway on the Left Bank just as the street sweeping and washing machines were cleaning up after a huge post-Soccer World Cup party. In that slightly jet-lagged state it was quite amazing, so I fell in love with the green vehicles and always smile when I see them.
Now the most important part of the post: Blog Hopping! Let me introduce AnnChristine of Leya. About herself she says “I am a woman. Maybe I´m a buddhist. I still avoid treading on ants.” but this tells you nothing about her gorgeous photography, and relaxed chatty style! Each time I visit I am surprised by some new wonder, colours of a field as the sun sets, sumptuous beauty of gardens or villages in Sweden, or the fun of walking with lovely Mille or Totti!
Another blogger I enjoy is fellow Australian Allen Shores, of Alien Shores. Allen is a traveller and a very skilled photographer. You will enjoy his Astrophotography very much, awesome images of stars and galaxies …. but there is so much more, architecture, and landscape all with his carefully crafted style. Pop over and have a look! Allen says Alien Shores …here on earth, or scattered through the dusty lanes of the Sagitarrius Star Clouds all present an opportunity to capture those sometimes pale and fleeting images that without us remain hidden to our eyes or vanish in an instant.