Monday, July 18, 2016

Un petit rassemblement en hommage aux victimes de l'attentat de Nice

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

On Saturday at Valley Forge National Park there was a gathering of French citizens, Francophones and Francophiles.  About thirty of us were there to show support for the victims of the Nice terrorist attack. 

The French/American alliance goes way back to the 1770's. 
Lafayette and Washington along with revolutionary troops spent a miserable winter together at this very place in 1777/78. French General Lafayette gave his own money to help support our revolution. 
Then in February of 1778 The United States made it's military alliance with a foreign power (The Franco-American Alliance).

At the gathering on Saturday.

First there was a speech in English followed by one in French and then a moment of silence. After that we sang The French National Anthem (La Marseillaise).  A few verses below:



"Allons enfants de la Patrie,  
Le jour de gloire est arrivé!  
Contre nous de la tyrannie,  
L'étendard sanglant est levé, (repeat)  
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes  
Mugir ces féroces soldats?  
 Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras  
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes!
 
Aux armes, citoyens,  
Formez vos bataillons,  
Marchons, marchons!  
Qu'un sang impur  
Abreuve nos sillons!"......................

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Like a Moth to a Flame

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chinatown on a warm rainy night.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Votivkirche (Votive Church) Reflection

Vienna, Austria

It was a cold winter morning and the city was covered in snow. My mind was focused on getting some hot coffee until I was distracted by the reflection in the window of a coffee shop. Then my camera was focused on the reflection.

Checkout Weekend Reflections  and The Weekend in Black and White

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SEPTA, Boulot, Dodo

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

An evening train going to the suburbs. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Une Terrasse à Philadelphie

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                       Parc Brasserie 

In January it's too cold to eat outside but that's not a problem. The food at Parc tastes just as good inside. 

Leur boeuf Bourguignon est délicieux !

Friday, January 15, 2016

Hey Pal, I Think Your Goose is Cooked

Philadelphia, PA                                                Chinatown 




Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sax in the City

Philadelphia, PA                                A blind saxophone player       


We can't see into the future but we can always hope for the best and make the most of the present.

Happy New Year !