Posts Tagged ‘France’

Morning mist. St.-Cirq-Lapopie, France. By Paul Goldfinger    This image  was made with Tri-X film and a 35 mm Leica M camera;  and darkroom print.


Near Ocean Grove , old guys like to get together in the morning at Wegmans for coffee and bagels.   In the photo we see a few French geezers hanging out at the cliffside medieval village of St.-Cirq-Lapopie chatting while watching the mist rise off the Lot River valley. They were probably smoking those Gauloises cigarettes—-unfiltered and strong.   And you won’t find bagels there:  croissants with butter and espresso.

We went for such a breakfast; outdoor cafe but no smokes.  The owner gave Eileen his recipe for homemade strawberry preserves.

This stone town was built in 1522 (the Middle Ages.) on the edge of a cliff.  It had military advantages then but now it is a tourist town and is considered one of the most beautiful  in France.

A small market appears as the mist melts away. Their specialty is foie gras. You go there and get a bread, some cheese, some sausage, some wine, and then tuck it away till lunch time: a picnic in a vineyard.


PETULA CLARK.    “Prends Mon Coeur”


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Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux region of France. 1998. Vineyards were first planted there nearly 2,000 years ago. By Paul Goldfinger, MD.   Blogfinger.net




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St. Remy, Provence, France. By Paul Goldfinger

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