Blog: November 2012

Homeward Bound

Posted on November 7, 2012 by Holly Hayes
I'm coming home tomorrow, yay! It has been a great and very productive trip, but six weeks is a long time and I'm looking forward to returning to family, friends, and the familiar. {ph14495} I'm leaving from Amsterdam as usual, where I arrived from Minnesota so many moons ago. This view of Delta and KLM birds is from the Panoramic Terrace at Amsterdam Airport...

The Big Walk in Paris

Posted on November 7, 2012 by Holly Hayes
I had a good and very productive week in Paris. I took several thousand photos, at least some of them good, and that's the main thing. My French, such as it is, ground back to life and got some good practice. I got to know my way around the city again, saw many parts of it I never have before, and I became comfortable with the Metro, which is just as efficient but not as intuitive as London's Tube...

Antwerp from the Window

Posted on November 5, 2012 by Holly Hayes
Greetings from Antwerp, on the Flemish (Dutch) side of Belgium, where I have stopped for three nights on my way to Amsterdam (and from there, home)! It has been very cold and rainy here, and I have my second cold of the trip - not surprising after all the public transportation and night photography in Paris - but I have otherwise had a nice time in Antwerp...

Halloween in France

Posted on November 1, 2012 by Holly Hayes
I hope you all had a Happy Halloween! I didn't expect much out of Halloween in France, because I know it's not much of a holiday over here and I hadn't seen any signs of it in shop windows. But my Halloween night turned out to be rather festive after all! I spent the day in Chartres, which is an hour's train ride west of Paris, to re-photograph its lovely cathedral...