Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Final Dijon Whimsy - Why I Love France

Things have been happening here at too rapid a pace to take time to write about it.  Tomorrow I head home and I have a lot of unexpected business to take care of before I leave.  I try to look at it all through the rose-colored glass of this enclosed terrace, though.  So if you’ll be patient with me, I’ll explain all and bring even more stories of France after I touch down in the U.S. and get a good massage and take my dog to the park.

Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with a little video that shows why I love Dijon.  We were sitting at a restaurant at Place de la Liberation having before-dinner drinks and this drumming troop started up across the plaza.  They drummed and worked their way along the restaurants that line this very large horseshoe-shaped plaza.  In Dijon you never know when something like this might happen.

And I also leave you with the 11 commandments of writing and creativiy by Henry Miller, shared by travel writer Nancy Pistorius.  I think it could apply to more than persistence with the written word.

Tell me in the comments box where is your favorite place to do people-watching or to catch the unexpected?  Where do you like to go just because you know sooner or later something will happen to entertain you?


Anonymous said...

looking forward to reading more about France. and thx for the 11 commandments. I had not seen that before.

Lee I said...

Can't wait until I hear your adventures, and I know the feeling about too much happening to keep up with the blogging about it!

Anonymous said...

Martine said...Hello

Julie, You have a lot of inspiration and talent to tell things.
I think we can see around us every day but able to write and describe it beautifully to share it is a kind of Art.
I like your video
Good comeback at your home

Tami Clayton said...

I love when seemingly random things like that happen, especially when I'm traveling. Glad you caught it on video so we could see it.

Looking forward to more stories from France when you return. :)

Laura@Catharsis said...

I would be lying if I didn't admit that I'm jealous you are there in the first place. My first French experience wasn't great, so I feel like I'm learning about an entirely different experience from you. Can't wait to go back...some day.

Muriel said...

Hi Julie! I am glad that you had a great time in france. As for me, I have to say that it's the Tube. I love watching people on the Tube.

Julie Farrar said...

Laura, if your single visit to France was spent in Paris then that's like forming an opinion of America after a week in New York. When family life settles down for you, you must return.

And Muriel, I love the Tube as well, as much as the Metro in Paris.

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