Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Paris in November

We generally go to Paris in the autumn.  I took these pictures in November 2007- a spectacular sunset over Place de la Concorde, so spectacular that even Parisians getting off the Metro stopped and stared.

But this year we're waiting until spring. I'd like to go in March to  see Tindersticks who'll be kicking off their European tour in Paris early that month. Tindersticks is a remarkable blend of melancholy, humour, beautiful orchestration  punctuated by Stuart Staples' wonderful baritone.

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Remembrance Day

It's been a year since my last blog but I'm determined to do at the very least, a weekly posting from here on.

Remembrance Day is very much in my thoughts this morning. I'd missed the ceremony the past few years. This marked my first visit to the McGill University location. The bigger site attracted far more people than in the past at the cenotaph at Place du Canada. While it was heartening to see the large crowd, a mix of young and old, honour our veterans of  far too many conflicts, there's always of course a tinge of sadness to Remembrance Day. Let's hope we'll always feel that sense of sadness and regret, and always remember them.