Gardens and photography

 We spent a day at Jardin des Tuileries last week. It was a busy day of the  Fête des Tuileries, the annual summer carnival, a bit of wandering around the gardens, a photo exhibition and a music show. The  Fête is small, with carnival rides and food stalls selling the usual carnival fare – expect…

Tombs and treasures

Today was the first day of the summer holidays for my kids. This means for the next ten weeks, yes that’s right, ten weeks I have a six and twelve year old to keep busy. Unfortunately I can’t just send them out to play, which was how I remember my school holidays growing up.

Visiting with the dead at Père-Lachaise

Ordinarily I would not go to a cemetery unless it was absolutely unavoidable, but living in Paris makes you do strange things. I spent a good part of a morning reading headstones and photographing graves. Yep! I did. Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise is actually a tourist attraction listed as one of the places to visit…