The Ambitious Drifter

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In The Right Light

Light?  A good prompt, it’s all about light isn’t it?

Late afternoon light from Capdenac station. The rusty gantry is mirrored by the autumnal trees.PSX_20200412_203005

Mystical light. Cathedrals are designed to use light to inspire. Albi, France.PSX_20200412_204143

Blinding light. This shot hasn’t been photshopped…. the brightness of the day freaked out the camera sensor. I love the result, didn’t notice the soltary figure.PSX_20200412_210657

Abstract light. This is the sun through an external shutter, projected onto the net curtains in hotel room.  Striped light! I thought immediately of Captain Beefheart’s ‘Tropical Hotdog Night’.PSX_20200412_203344

 


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Art Bites

Today’s prompt is ‘bite’.  I’d offer you a bite to eat, but we did lunch yesterday. What to do?  I have no photos of sharks, mosquitoes or lions.

Street art is full of teeth…. lots of gaping jaws.  This is a collection from the streets of Toulouse, Bristol and Newtown, Australia. They dont really bite!PSX_20200411_203024PSX_20200411_204257PSX_20200411_202821PSX_20200411_204625

 


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Let Me Orchestrate You Some Lunch

Food can definitely be orchestrated. A meal may be a symphony… but it’s probably an accumulation of well planned quartets.  My buy, lunch in France!

We are lunching at La Vache Au Plafond, in Limoges. It’s a lovely room with a great staff. It being lunch, I’ve chosen a number of entree sized plates… hopefully something for everybody. Feel free to order yourself a drink…. there’s a good wine list and any number of fruit juices and non alcoholic cocktails.  It is luchtime after all.

From Les Jardins de l’Acropolis, Rodez, a tomato/ melon gazpacho… with goat’s cheese and serrano ham.PSX_20200410_202249

From Le Sphinx in Figeac…. a do it yourself tartare…. yes, the meat is raw, but you have an alternative. Hint, it’s really delicious.PSX_20200410_202126

From L’Auberge du Fort in Aubin… a tartare of betrave… beetroot. Tangy and fresh. PSX_20200410_202458

Still at L’Auberge… a very stylish dessert, rasberries and chocolate. PSX_20200410_202346

Coffee.  You can also order a noisette  (short black) or even a digestif… I’ll have a cognac.PSX_20200410_202638

Please choose your seat!PSX_20200410_203945

 

 

 

 

 


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Hands

Hands… an interesting prompt.  I knew I had some photos somewhere. An installation in Cahors, France, celebrating the 50th anniverdsary of a youth training/drop in centre.  Bit spooky maybe?

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I found this one while searching for the Cahors pics…. Rocamadour, France. It looks like the Barbary Macaque is giving me a treat… so gentle they were! He undoubtedly appreciated my Monkey teeshirt!PSX_20200406_210645

 


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Dish

I can normally make a Discover Prompt entry in 10 minutes, but this one set me back. I took a lovely stroll through my photo archive reflecting on the many great dishes I’ve eaten. This little blog is currently clocking up about 30 views per day. My Google Maps food photos are just about to reach 6,000,000 views.

Some of the tastiest dishes don’t make the best photos. From La Vache Au Plafond in Limoges, France, Oeufs en Meurette. A remarkable sauce made from Burgundy wine, onions and butter is heated in the oven. At the last moment, a raw egg is dropped in. Add croutons and serve. You should get a perfectly poached egg with a runny yolk. PSX_20190629_234438

From Le Quai in Narbonne, France. Gazpacho… a tasty cold soup on a very hot day. How did they know I was a musician?PSX_20200405_215628

From l’Allee Des Vignes in Carjac, France…. A Michelin starred dessert…. the special plate is designed so that your partner can’t see what you’re having and demand some of it.PSX_20200405_215956

Back to Limoges… the National Porcelain Museum…. dishes made by Picasso.PSX_20200405_213737

I could add 100 more photos!