The man with the big Panama hat. He was in front of a restaurant just a few steps from Place Saint Michel, down Rue de la Huchette in the Latin Quarter. He was gesturing to people walking by on this narrow pedestrian passageway – one of the oldest streets on the Left Bank. An old school restaurant barker, he started chatting up possible customers to get them into one of the many Greek restaurants in this earthy area of Paris. His white hat was like a beacon in the night.
I only photograph the things I see, I don't make them happen and that's where my stories start. Often I see a story in just a single image and I take that photo and tell that tale. Sometimes there's more to a story or a place we've visited so I'll put up a gallery of images to share that experience.
So, the blog appears first because I like stories and photographs and hope you do too.
- Strolling down Rue de la Huchette in the Latin Quarter of Paris.
- The most popular Paris park – Jardin du Luxembourg.
- The bustling Paris neighbourhood near Luxembourg Park
- In the heart of France on the Dordogne River
- From ancient Roman road to Templar stronghold.
- Clinging to the Petit Luberon mountainside – Oppede le Vieux.
- Mysterious Peyrusse le Roc – don’t miss the adventure.
- The Queen’s Hamlet at Versailles – escape or excess?
- Building a dream on Gabriola.
- The prophet from Vienna…
Stories I’ve told