Thursday, June 18, 2020

A nice place to social distance

Newport Beach, California   (Balboa Island)

A place to think and watch the boats.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Grand Canal at Low Tide

Newport Beach, California

Balboa Island is actually three islands connected by small bridges. The houses you see here are on Little Balboa Island which is separated by The Grand Canal. The third island is tiny and is called Collin's Island. Balboa Island is in the Newport Bay. To access or leave the island, there is a bridge on one side and a ferry on the other.

Thursday, June 4, 2020


Newport Beach, California

I saw this yacht flying the flag of The Cayman Islands in Newport Harbor today. The yacht is named Solaia.  I discovered the Solaia can be chartered for $100K a week plus expenses. It's safe to say I'll probably never go inside, but I was curious what it looks like inside so I took a virtual tour. :-)

You can take the virtual tour by clicking HERE.

I knew Solaia had something to do with the sun but didn't know the full meaning of the name. According to the Internet: (Solaia (pronounced so- lī- ya), is of Italian origin and means a place where the energy of the sun radiates. The provenance of the name comes from a hill in Tuscany, ideally-angled to capture the sun's energy throughout the day.)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Chez M'man

Lyon, France

Maman a besoin d'une pause ?

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Barbe à Papa

Lyon, France

Different countries have different names for this pink sugary treat. In the United States we call it cotton candy. In France it's called barbe à papa, which means daddy's beard. I didn't have any on this evening. In fact I haven't eaten it since I was a child. As I remember, it was fun to eat but a little too sweet.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Happy Hour in Paris

Paris, France

Hopefully it will be like this again soon !

Friday, May 1, 2020

Les Amoureux

Lyon, France

Maybe the title should be Love Can't be Stopped (even by a red light.)   :-)

The Weekend in Black and White

Friday, April 24, 2020

"Il faut aimer la solitude pour être photographe" - Raymond Depardon

Paris, France

I enjoy being alone but I don't like the feeling of loneliness.  I guess that makes sense because I like to take pictures but I'm not a photographer.  :-)

The Weekend in Black and White

Friday, March 6, 2020


Lyon, France

Sometimes I feel invisible as I wander alone in cities at night, observing and documenting fleeting moments.  

The Weekend in Black and White

Friday, January 10, 2020

Clope au bec

Paris, France

The man lights his cigarette as "La Mère " looks down on him with disapproval from the poster.

The Weekend in Black and White.