|Rue de Monttessuy, Paris, 2007.|
ParisEveryone has a Paris. Although it is surely the most photographed city in the world, it must be experienced by an individual, seen through an individual's eyes. This is the Paris I have seen:
- Black-and-White Photos of Paris
- Paris on a Budget
- Le Jardin des Plantes
- A Visit to Galerie Vivienne
- Three Waiters in Place Dauphine
The Lot Valley and Cahors
The guidebooks refer to Cahors as "a sunny, southern backwater," and I guess that's as good a description as any. For guidebooks. Me, I think of Cahors as a place of excitement, always on the verge of something important. It seems it is always in a holiday mood. But I have not visited in winter.
- The Black Wine of Cahors
- The Chestnut Trees of Montcuq
- Late Summer in the Lot Valley (photos)
- The Market in Old Cahors
- Old Cahors: Twists and Turns of Dark Streets and Alleys
- A Visit to Albas
- A Visit to Le Vinois in Caillac
- The Worker in the Vineyard
Elsewhere in France
The train from Paris to Cahors cuts a swath through the Loire and the Massif Centrale, skirting the lush Dordogne before it brings you to Cahors. On the train you can feel yourself moving south, feel the light and the attitudes changing.
I have made some of my best meals in real French kitchens.