Wednesday, November 26, 2014

chateau

After working too hard on our paper on Sunday morning, in the afternoon James went for a run, and at last I had an hour to take a walk around some of the grounds of the chateau in which we are staying at Gif-sur-Yvette.
Here's the chateau itself.
chateau
And here's the pond at the bottom of the garden.
chateau garden
Lots of mushroomy things grow under the trees.
fungi
The autumn colours are quite nice - this might be some sort of chestnuttish tree?
fruit
autumn leaves
Some of its leaves are almost black!
leaves

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Travels

But where?!

It is a place where people have been known to lose their heads

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And not just on the roads
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Where bicycles are very important. (Although you actually see more of them being ridden in London).
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Where the building that should be the opera house is actually the stock exchange
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Where they have taken the Boris Bicycle concept several stages further...?
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And where the picktur blogger is permanently drunk due to the local beverage coming in too large bottles; please scuse typos.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Quit your jobs"

Seen from the platform at Pangbourne railway station, the graffiti on the fence in the background is probably aimed at the Thames Valley London commuters. But be careful of you do quit your jobs - you might end up like these two!

Quit your jobs

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