Friday, October 24, 2014

Pain au chocolat

Still in Aix and getting up early to walk around taking photos before most people hit the streets.

All this of course makes me creme and a pain au chocolat...

Thursday, October 23, 2014


I am currently in Aix-en-Provence, France, where I studied 46 years ago....  Several of my classmates came over for a mini-reunion, including our director and his wife.  We are having an absolute blast....  More photos to come, of course.

Caught this chic French woman at the market...note the earrings, scarf, lavender beret, rings...  I love her expression.

ABC WEDNESDAY--"O" is for "Original"

This fellow is wearing what I think is an original hat for a guy, along with his maybe not so original pigtail.  At first I thought Coke might have been the original carbonated soft drink, but not so.  Carbonated drinks have been around for quite a while, it seems.  As far as classics are concerned,
root beer was mass produced in 1876, 1881 brought us the first cola-flavored drink, Dr. Pepper was invented in 1885, Coca Cola in 1886, and Pepsi in 1892.

"Osveži se"  (another O) on the Coke machine translate as, "Refresh yourself."

See other Os on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A friendly selfie

Well, it IS  a friendly selfie, but I'm not sure if these young people really know each other.

I came across a photo shoot for a local mobile phone company, and they're 'actors'.  But maybe they hang out together anyway, or will.

Hanging out with friends is what I am doing today....I am in Aix-en-Provence, France, where I'm meeting up with some friends I studied with in.....1968-'69.  Youth is a state of  mind.

Monday, October 20, 2014

White (?) roses

Someone placed these white, but now dirty gray roses, on this metal grill around a tree.  Why, I don't know.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Joan Baez live

I'd have been so sorry if I hadn't gone.  Joan Baez has only improved over the years, and at the age of 73, she's better than ever. Her concert last night here in Belgrade brought the audience to its feet several times, and just when I'd given up on her singing Donna, Donna, she came back and sang it as one of her three encore songs.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Gavrilo Princip was a Bosnian Serb who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914. 

 See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.