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Les Oeufs en Meurette

November 15, 2012
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A great meal in Beaune, starting with les oeufs…formidable!

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Another great lunch at Le Temps des Cerises

November 12, 2012
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A fabulous entrée before our steak frites, the Beignets de Courgets… Le Temps des Cerises, 31 Rue de la Cerisaie, 75004 Paris – Tel: +33 (0)1 42 72 08 63 See our article about this resto here

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Canal du Midi – 2012

November 12, 2012
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While visiting friends in the Lauragais, an area of France about 30 minutes southeast of Toulouse, we took a long walk on the Canal du Midi.             To see more images of the Canal du Midi, please visit the gallery here or… Visit http://notesonfrance.com

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Paris 2012 – Merguez Américain

November 10, 2012
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Home cooking is one of the pleasures of staying in a place for an extended time. We visit various markets and sips to find the great ingredients often difficult or non-existent at home. We found some delicious Merguez sausage at a boucher at the market at Bastille. Merguez is a spicy lamb and beef sausage […]

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Paris Street Scenes – October 2012

November 9, 2012
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A few images from our walks through Paris during October 2012… The Seine and Notre Dame…   …in the Butte aux Cailles   Place des Vosges in the Marais…   the gardens next to Notre Dame…   …more to come…

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France 2012: Cancale

November 9, 2012
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See more of Cancale here

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Once again packing photo/video gear to get the weight in under the airlines’ punishing limits

September 20, 2012

What is with these airlines? We’re flying to Europe, and we’re allowed one bag at 50 pounds. That’s a punitive policy, especially if one wants to bring photo and video gear.Next time, will look into taking the boat.

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Packing Photo Gear to Fly on Virgin Atlantic

June 5, 2011

I can say unequivocally, if you intend to have your camera bag as carry-on luggage, DO NOT FLY Virgin Atlantic to the UK. Their baggage weight restrictions are so limited as to be punitive (think “Nurse Ratched” here). Carry-on is limited to 1 bag at only 13 lbs.!!! A typical camera bag with an SLR […]

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Prepping to Shoot Photos and Video in France

June 1, 2011

  Flying to France soon. This time: less of Lyon and more of Paris, near Toulouse, and the Luberon (but a little of my favorite city, Lyon!)… I won’t have any video crew with me this time, so I’m not sure how much video I can produce. But certainly, a lot of still photo shooting… […]

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