the Francophile


I’m a Francophile; love the language, culture and country.

These pictures taken in Paris, Normandy, Collioure and Carcassonne
on my visit in May 2010 abound with really precious memories…

As you can imagine, there was much train riding. Yes! entire nights
on the SNCF Corail Lunea spent on a reclining seat 🙁 that’s the budget I had !

Talking of memories, they usually associate with music in my head.
Thoughts of walking along the Seine would bring Stacey Kent’s ‘Raconte-Moi’,
‘Les Eaux de Mars’ to mind; and the streets of Rouen, Berry’s languorous ‘Inutile’.

Collioure was a really pretty village at the southern-most of France near the Spanish border.
An article ‘Chasing Matisse’ from National Geographic Traveller (2005) had me curious and
dreaming of visiting this place commended for its “fusion of light and colour”, and art.

And it was as described. Collioure town was chock-full of art galleries and ateliers,
painted in motley hues of pink, yellow and orange.


  7 comments for “the Francophile

  1. June 22, 2015 at 20:00

    Your work is fantastic. I particularly like “The wordsmith”.

  2. Kit Kat
    June 23, 2015 at 00:03

    I love ur blog. It is most definitely whimsical, dreamy and lovely. I look forward to reading more of your poetry and looking at your travel photos. Keep them coming!

  3. June 27, 2015 at 22:47

    Thank you Ryan and Kit for your kind comments, I’ll keep the poetry and photos coming !!

  4. Kaye
    June 30, 2015 at 21:13

    Absolutely adore your blog. Beautifully written work. So very happy for you for deciding to do this.

  5. July 5, 2015 at 00:50

    Thank you so much Kaye for visiting my page and affirming my work!! I’ll work hard to post more meaningful content!

  6. December 16, 2015 at 18:04

    Beautiful photos with some even more beautiful architecture , thank you for sharing on #overthemoon

  7. December 22, 2015 at 00:28

    Hi Jennifer, thank you for your compliments! It is my pleasure sharing on #overthemoon, cheers!:-)

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