French Friday: Joyeux Noël



« Noël est la joie…une joie intérieure de lumière et de paix. » - Pape François

French Friday: La Mûr pour la Paix

(348/365) « Ce qu'il faut surtout pour la paix, c'est la compréhension des » - Charles De Gaulle

Mûr Pour la Paix

Located on the south end of the Champs-de-Mars, just opposite the École militaire, the Wall for Peace, designed by French artist, Clara Halter, and installed by French architect, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, is a celebration of peace in a place that is historically a reminder of war. The sculpture, surrounded by 32 steel columns, features a transparent wall with the word peace written in 49 languages. Inspired by the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, visitors are encouraged to leave a message of peace in the gaps in the wall or directly on the monument's website

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Week 4 - Creative: Quiet Moment

January 21, 2018 (021/365) • Peace Like a River

“...something as hopeful and sudden as a January thaw...” - Leif Enger, Peace Like a River

Week 4 - CREATIVE: A Quiet Moment [Peace. Serenity. Tranquility. Convey a quiet moment.] #dogwoodweek4, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 • f/2.4, 1/400, ISO16

Scenes from our walk on a 50º January day


July 19, 2017 (200/365)

"Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air." - Georges Bernanos

World Peace Day

September 21, 2016 (265/366)

"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.” - John Lennon


July 15, 2016 (197/366) Nice

For the third time in 18 months, I am deeply sadden by the violent attacks that have claimed so many lives and caused so much fear and anxiety in France. This time the target was Nice as families celebrated their national holiday. I have many fond memories of trips to Nice: of strolling down the Promenade des Anglais searching for sea glass; of swimming in the Mediterranean before dozing off upon the smooth galets; of the worst sunburn of my life (maybe not such a fond memory); of celebrating Mardi gras with students in 2009; of visits to the Russian Orthodox church and the Matisse museum; of Provençal fabric, the perfume of homemade soaps and freshly cut flowers, and the taste of lavender ice cream, white peaches and garinguettes in the markets of Old Nice. Once again, my heart goes out to the people of France. 

#peaceforNice #beNice