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My current reading material...

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Stephen Clarke has also written numerous other books on the French theme - I found 'Talk to the Snail: Ten Commandments for Understanding the French' quite fascinating & at times funny. Read it if you ever get a chance!

French studies....mmm

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I have enrolled myself on an advanced French course with the Open University. (It wasn't an easy decision but I know it's the right one).  At times when I have received a letter in French in the post,  I have struggled a little to decipher the full meaning of the words...there was a time though I'd reached near fluent level, so I admit although it has become somewhat 'rusty', I still have it 'in me' somewhere, somehow - I hope!  (Just as you never forget being able to ride a bicycle or drive a car).

Let me share a couple more pictures taken in Paris many years ago....

        Does anyone know the name of this urban type pond of water?          (it was taken I think between the Grande Arche de la Defense & the way to the Arc de Triomphe)
View of Montmartre from the top of the Sacre Coeur
A gigantic stick of rock?

The Eiffel tower

For me the ultimate symbol of 'Frenchness' no doubt is the very famous Eiffel Tower...

I joined a group on Flickr that showcases this incredible work of architecture;

Click here to see photos.