My beautiful family sitting at an outdoor A of spades table in Annecy, an unbelieveably beautiful town 2.5 hours away from Lyon by train. Huge Lake surrounded by mountains. They were waiting for me as I shopped at tres hip thrift shop.....the only one in town.
white asparagus that the French eat dipped in aoli or plain mayonnaise......
love the purple / lavendar colors that hum in fresh garlic and the white asparagus...
a beautiful 1930s memorial to a particular doctor who helped the poor, under renovation...
photosynth panorama of the big park in Annecy on the lake...
the insanely soft ground playground tucked behind a church in the center of town....
closed shop window (after Lynn Saville and Guy Bourdin)
tree graffiti back in Lyon on a fantastic day park jumping, strolling, playgrounding...
carousel in park tete d'or
bear graffiti / stencil in Annecy
back in Lyon
boats along the Rhone in Lyon
amazing slides on the paddle boats in Annecy.
Photosynth panorama from the train from Annecy to Lyon (after Tama Hochbaum and W.G. Sebald)
from the Bridge of Love in Annecy, a canal.... some say Annecy is the French Venice or Amsterdam, but not really. it is as touristy and for good reasonS.
Lyon Parc Tete D;'or Carousel - pegasus atop flying...
bikes in Parc Tete D'Or
very moderne chairs at the old Chateau in Annecy, now a museum with a contemporary show on birds, but we didn't see it - closed for lunch, ahhhhhh the French know how to live.
David having a haircut in Annecy
back of a market truck in Annecy
Lyon zoo - leopard
more Train Panoramas from Annecy train to Lyon
our hallway view as we wait for the elevator
A graveyard decoration in Cyrille's amazing psychoanalytic apartment - so glad we got to see it and him, Patrick and his lovely daughter Lou. This hangs above the dining room table - very old, beaded, faded, metal, gorgeous, I covet.....no guts to take from cemeteries....
Patricka nd Cyrille (Patrick on left in kitchen doorway - Cyrille on right in Dinig Room doorway - fab
living room, very modern and cool and handsome and french and delicious
the plaque on the outside of the building, so PROUD of Cyrille. he is the Director of URDLA and a Lacanian psychoanalyst who knows how to "play with structures". The most stylish and fabulous man I know, after David of course...
Guthrie on Cyrille's psychoanalysis couch. Cyrille sits in the chair on the left. For Real.
Cyrille's mother's glasses for perfect wines...
sitting down for: fresh mozzerrella like clouds, green asparagus, a very mustardy french vinegaraette, pasta with moroccan spiced tomato sauce, fresh bread, delicious wine and ana pple tart that we bought at a nearby bakery, Jules, on Ascension. (I am such a bad / lapsed Catholic. I previously said it was Pentacost.)
Patrick and his daughter Lou
David and Guthrie playing on a crazy see-saw in Lyon
David wearing Harper's hat on top of his own while he pushes them on a swing in the Parc
Love the old door and sign with a u-turn arrow, Annecy
old door detail in Annecy
My dream home in Annecy - if you sat on one of those 3 floors with windows, you would have a full view of the mountains and lake
Girl in Parc, Lyon - love her dress
Old sign for the old elephant we used to visit in Lyon - now Princess Stephanie has the elephant, saving her from death......much to the delight of David who has a mad crush on the Princess
trompe l'oeil of a doorway with a cat, Annecy
detail of Annecy dock as we paddle off in a boat...
Flamingoes in Lyon
The fort / chateau in Annecy where Swiss Counts once lived
Lyon zoo - what does the fox say? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
from train near Annecy
Parc Tete D'or - Guignol puppet theatre sign - for Laura
Guthrie in David's hat at a pizza place along the Rhone
Happy Guthrie on the train going to Annecy
Harper asleep on the train
Harper climbing a great wall in Lyon
Harper in her found sunglasses
Guthrie's photo of Harpie - love that he uses my Nikon...
Amazing metal horse bikes in the Annecy Park of Europe -
instrument shop in Annecy
love this Francis Alys / Luc Tuymans tropme l'oeil in Annecy
for Jeff Wall
woman on the lake in Annecy
such fun paddle boating
lyon morning light
poor lion - whenever i am in a zoo, i think of John Berger's Why We Look At Animals essay = =
Annecy bridge of amour...
alys / tuymans
eyeglass store in Annecy - one on every block (with a patisserie, boulangerie, coiffure, parfumerie and fancy clothes shop)...
Lyon man resting
meringues in Annecy
mediocre mime in Annecy
kids with a mini - David's dad just bought one back in the states
CLOS NEMOVRS uses a very UNC logo on the gate....
my new lyon top, bought with Iris...
david's new do! fantastique!
tired on the train
lovely opening to play area in Parc Tete D'Or
typical sidewalk in Lyon
Patrick and Lou
political poster in Annecy, post-election
more train panoramas
lyon red hand
monument to the war dead in Annecy....
the most amazing roses in Annecy
sand cats at the zoo
hip slides in Lyon
Guthrie on the platform in Annecy
poster in Annecy, detail
Cyrille's entranceway staircase
star cross in Annecy - seen by me and Guthrie at about the same time.
Sun dial in Annecy on lake
sunrise in apartment
swan boat in Annecy
crazy swings in parc tete d'or, waited almost hour for our turn..
harper loved it - guthrie got off early, dizzy...
Guthrie building with metro tickets, so much like my older brother Stephen, whom he reminds me of every day......
hedges in annecy
totem pole in Annecy
lyon tree with a heart
photosynth train pano
box for coins in Annecy church
underneath the skateboard park in Lyon
Typical Annecy view
Harper filling our water bottle for the fifth time that day..
water playground in lyon, water not working..
Guthrie "worries about everything" - just like his mama