On the upper level of Le Tréport, we noticed these stairs. They looked out of place, surrounded by a stunning vista but seemingly going nowhere. It turns out that they were once part of Hotel Trianon, a grand hotel turned WW1 British Military Hospital. Later, during WW11 the German forces bombed the site. All that…… Continue reading Hotel Trianon
The fishing town of Le Tréport is split into two parts; one being at sea level and built around the area where the Bresle River meets the ocean – and the other being on top of the striking white cliffs. Before descending by funicular, we spent some time taking in the beautiful views. https://youtu.be/L4-sUhjXNO4 Bonne…… Continue reading View from Above
Take a (free) ride up or down Le Tréport’s funicular, which joins the upper and lower parts of the town. The ride, at less than 2 minutes, cuts through a tunnel in the cliff on a 155 metre long track. https://youtu.be/9xIUui7Ubdk I’m sure that fans of the Scandi-noir styled French cop drama Witnesses (or Les…… Continue reading Le Tréport Funiculaire
When I was out for my walk taking the photos for yesterday’s post, I came across this note stuck to the side of a Canada Post box. I kind of love it, for it’s positive reminder that during these dark times we can (and should) still be kind to one another. Less than a block…… Continue reading Reminder
Are you familiar with the scene in Downton Abbey where Dame Maggie Smith’s character asks, “What is a weekend?”? Her delivery is perfection. While the scene touches on the ‘modern’ invention of leisure time (for the period), not to mention the obvious class distinction between floors, I can’t help but ask myself that very question…… Continue reading What is a Weekend?
It’s Friday! After another trying week, I’d like to share what I believe is the perfect spirit lifter to take us into the weekend. It’s bright, colourful and happy – just what the doctor ordered (along with social distancing and washing our hands, of course). I discovered this mural accidentally, but fell in love with…… Continue reading Street Art – New Westminster
Remember when I shared photos from my visit Musée Marmottan Monet earlier this week? While I was preparing those posts I came across a photo of a fantastic door that I passed near to the museum entrance, and knew that I’d have to show it off today. I’m nothing if not a cat fanatic, so…… Continue reading Thursday Doors – Paris
Like many people around the globe, I’m finding myself feeling suffocated with cabin fever. I miss being able to leave the house without an action plan and spare disposable gloves shoved into my purse just in case. I miss seeing the flowers and trees come to life like they always do at this time of…… Continue reading Sea to Sky
The obvious draw for most visitors to Musée Marmottan Monet is to see paintings by the master himself. But what was surprising to me was the wide range of paintings by other well-known artists. I referred to Monet as the Star of the Show yesterday. Today I thought it would be fun to look at…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet – The Supporting Acts
Yesterday I shared some sculptures and interesting pieces of furniture that I found at Musée Monet Marmottan. But let’s be serious. People head to the museum to see Claude Monet’s paintings more than anything else. So without further ado, feat your eyes on these beauties.. If you haven’t seen my post about my visit to…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet – The Star of the Show
For any fan of Claude Monet’s work, or Impressionism art in general, I recommend a visit to Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. While it’s a little further out from the city centre, I found it to be well worth the minimal effort it took me to get there. I was sporting a very…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet
Check out my full post about this impressive monument, showcasing contributions made by French citizens throughout history. Bonne journée! Marla I’ve accumulated a large (admittedly random) collection of photos of my feet taken during my travels. I thought it might be fun to occasionally share them here on MOTM and link each photo to a…… Continue reading My Feet At ..
Happy Friday! Here’s the final installment of murals I recently discovered in East Vancouver. First up is Lions Gate Bridge, which spans across Burrard Inlet and connects Stanley Park with the North Shore. Next we have an image depicting some sights at Queen Elizabeth Park. In the top left corner is Bloedel Conservatory, which I…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant
It’s days like today that I’m extra thankful for our home. It’s the one place where I can relax and feel safe while blocking out the craziness – and a certain virus – at the door. I’m sure that I’m not alone in this. But imagine if you had a draw bridge? Not only would…… Continue reading Thursday Doors – Beynac-et-Cazenac
Here are a few more murals to, hopefully, add some fun and brightness to your day as we weather this crazy storm of uncertainty together. This last one depicts an old hamburger stand that stood on Kingsway for decades. It has since moved, but those of us of a certain age will remember the iconic…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant