Return to the Lakes

During my Easter holidays, I managed to get back to my home town and out into the Lake District, one of the most beautiful national parks in the country (I'm not biased...) to take a few photos. A lot of them were not taken with my camera, but with my iPhone SE. The camera on…

Grand Mosquée

This weekend I took a trip to the Jardin des Plantes, in the 5th arrondissement with a friend, but before embarking off into the gardens, we first stopped for a drink in the Grand Mosque de Paris. In one corner of the complex, there is a small café with a gorgeous outside seating area at…

Forêt de Marly in monochrome

These (very few) photos were taken on a little walkabout in the Forêt de Marly, near Saint-Germain-en-Laye, which is just outside of Paris. I was on a walk with my friends so I took far more photos of them than the actual forest, but I have yet to ask them whether I can use them on…

Saint-Germain-en-Laye

During my time in France, I am attending language school three times a week in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a town just outside of Paris and one corner of the Golden Triangle of the Yvelines. It is a fantastic town, and I have come to love it and the people that live there. One big feature in the…

Top of the Tower

When my friend came to visit me in France, I used it as an excuse to do more of the tourist stuff again, despite being a resident here. This 'stuff' included finally taking a trip up to the very top of the Eiffel Tower. It was built for the World's Fair in 1889 and stands…

Meandering the Moyen Ages

A few weekends ago, I took to the streets of historical Paris again, but this time I was exploring Paris in the Middle Ages with a friend. We set off quite late in the afternoon, so when we got to some of our destinations, they were sometimes closed. It didn't stop us from seeing the…

Sunny days in the Jardin

I'm sure I've previously mentioned how much I love the Jardin du Luxembourg on a sunny day, and here I'm having a bit of a throwback to my visit in autumn, when the trees were burning and the sun was out. When I stopped by I stumbled upon a brass band playing in the bandstand playing a…