Jules Verne Carousel–Orléans France

I loved Jules Verne when I was a kid and discovered Science Fiction through him. There are a number of Carousels throughout France that have the space ship to the moon, the hot air balloon and other objects from Verne’s books. We saw two on our last trip, one in Paris at the Montparnasse Train Station and this one in Orléans France. Buy this image and see others on my European Gallery by clicking here.

Jules Verne Carousel

Jules Verne Carousel

Travel Shoes?

I don’t know about you but when I am traveling I like to be comfortable. This has always been true for me even when younger. But of course when you travel on business as I did for years you can’t wear slippers. This young lady was waiting for a train in Orléans France. She was not going local she had a suitcase with her. I must admit I love the view, but even if I was a young woman I think you would have to pay me to get me to wear these on a train. You can buy a print of this image and see others at my gallery by clicking here.

Shoes in Orleans

Shoes in Orleans

A Street in Orléans

Orléans France is a sister city to New Orleans and while they have much in common they are fundamentally different. They both offer scenic beauty, architecture and are along important rivers. Both cities serve great food to their guests and have wide choices in dinning. New Orleans however is edgy, vibrant and sometimes a little vulgar. Orléans is almost bucolic in nature; they keep their edgy in Paris which is an hour away by train. This is a street in in Orléans adjacent to river Loire. You can buy a print and see others at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

A Street in Orléans France

A Street in Orléans France

Saint Joan in Orléans

Joan of Arc was from the city of Orléans France about 100 kilometers south of Paris. This Statue was almost completely destroyed in World War Two during the allied bombings. However, thanks to contributions from the City of New Orleans in the United States it has been completely restored. The people of Orléans have always supported their sister city as well and help with their generosity after the Katrina hurricane. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

A Pan Asian Great in Orléans France

Our last stop in Europe was Orléans France. We had had a number of great pan asian meals in Paris including awesome Sushi. As we were touring Orléans it was way past lunch time and we were studying our map to try to figure out where all the restaurants were. A beautiful young French woman asked if we were lost and we said,no just hungry. My wife wanted to speak French to her and she wanted to speak english to us. She told us she was headed towards “restaurant row” and she would guide us. After walking with her and chatting for about ten minutes we came out in an area loaded with restaurants. To our surprise we found this wonderful Thai resturant and had a great lunch in Orléans. Visit my Europe gallery to seed more images by clicking here.

Siam in Orleans, France

Jules Verne Carousel–Orléans France

I loved Jules Verne when I was a kid and discovered Science Fiction through him. There are a number of Carousels throughout France that have the space ship to the moon, the hot air balloon and other objects from Verne’s books. We saw two on our last trip, one in Paris at the Montparnasse Train Station and this one in Orléans France. Buy this image and see others on my European Gallery by clicking here.

Jules Verne Carousel

Shoes–Today’s Post on artist-at-large

I have heard that some women have hundreds of pairs of shoes. I know my sister and wife have quite a few but not that many. I have six pairs of shoes and mostly I just wear running shoes. It is the same every place I visit. Look at the feet of twenty men and count the different types of shoes, you may get two or three different types. Now look at the feet of twenty women. I rest my case. Not that their is anything wrong this, it is just another small difference between Men and Women. This pair was shot in the train station in Orleans France. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial site by clicking here.

Women and Their Shoes