Thursday, December 17, 2009

No school today

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. ~Jacques Barzun

No French class this morning, the snow did fall, so I stayed at home, we had already met on Monday morning with the French class who are learning English so I didn't feel guilty for not bothering. How is my progress, my French may be passable in twenty years!

The street where my teacher lives is rather special, I have taken many photographs there, here are a few images. People mainly live in apartments above the shops but at the far end there are a few houses.

The Jardin Public has a view to behold

Gorgeous and Grand ~ The Theatre Victor Hugo

Tiny and tidy

Pretty pink petals.

Wood and leather

Leaflets or a beer?

Staircase at dusk ~ Crepiscule

Tower and the flowers, The Befroi

• La rue Nationale
Originally named “le bourg neuf” it was the commercial pinion of the town. The porch fronted-houses disappeared during the 18th century fires. Rebuilt by Parisian architects it exhibits the classic lines and height which can be found in Rennes. That was the Rue Nationale, what a splendid place to live!

To rebuild ~rebâtir.
To feel guilty ~ coupable.


LadyFi said...

Wonderful pictures - I love the staircase one in particular. Very atmospheric.

Blu said...

Thanks LadyFi, that photograph got a few compliments on my Flickr.

French Fancy said...

Wow, you've got a theatre there. Have you been to see anything (although, having said that, it would be too quick for me and for most Brits I guess)

Loved the boys in blue


Blu said...

I have been to listen to young people play music, there is a music school in Fougeres.

French Fancy said...

p.s. Love the mosaic picture on the right. You've got a real talent, Blu

Blu said...

thank you French Fancy

Carol said...

I love the staircase one too!! You should get it framed and put it on the wall!!

C x

Blu said...

Umm the staircase is a hit then!