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Atelier

In all the 21 years we've been together Janice has never had the working space. Now she has this amazing space where her creativity comes to life. The canvas, still life and even the little sketch pinned to the beam were as she had them, no pre-planning on my account.

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Musée d’Orsay Clock

This magnificent, ornate timepiece just has to be seen to be believed. It's situated at one end of the Musée d’Orsay. It's believed to be a survivor from the Gare d'Orsay, the railway station built at the turn of the century in which the museum now sits.

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Atelier

This is my lovely wife Janice, at work in her studio in 2009. After years of making do, she has at last what she deserves, a 110m² working space in the attic of our house in France, in which to paint and sculpt.

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Château Villandry - people watching

It’s lovely to see elderly people still so much together, even in the pouring rain. Far too many times you see them sat across a table with nothing to say to each other. This image gladdens my heart and gives me hope for our old age!

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Musée d'Orsay - people watching

The great thing about a big city, and a public place, is the people of diverse nationalities that frequent them. This Japanese lady was in the entrance of the Musée d'Orsay. Only later did I see the other lady behind her and looking in the opposite direction.

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Reliving a Childhood Moment

Janice loves trains and like most of us in the childhood era of the 60's, standing or sitting, near a train as it thundered past was a bit of a pastime. So this brought back a few memories and so she couldn't resist getting up close and personal.

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Mime Artist

I didn't really care for the artist quarter in the Montmartre district, it was touristy and expensive, but what I paid this man to pose (which was the way he operated) was worth every centime.

2CV #3

I spotted this lovely little number keeping cool in the shade beneath a willow tree, alongside the lake at La Gabrière in 2009. This utilitarian vehicle has become an iconic vehicle of France, with over 3.8 million produced during a 42 year production run.