Toulouse managed to captivate our attention in a way that we ended up with an abundance of snapshots taken from her pedestrian-friendly streets.Continue reading “Postcard from Toulouse, France: Pull out your walking shoes”
Postcard from Bordeaux, France: Boulevardier-style shopping
Competing with the reflections of the building across the street represents a challenge for the bucktoothed bunny trying to sell guitars. But he obviously caught the attention of the photographer reflected below.
A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.Dejan Stojanovic, a Serbian poet and journalist
We found Bordeaux about the most pedestrian-friendly city we have ever wandered around, which meant we had ample time for window-shopping as we ambled about. People who have downsized twice have little interest in acquiring anything beyond calories, so it’s an amusing, inexpensive past-time. Often reflections capture our attention as much as the displays.Continue reading “Postcard from Bordeaux, France: Boulevardier-style shopping”
Postcard from Genoa, Italy: Window-shopping
Fresh produce, flowers, seafood, sweets and “Tex” to make us feel at home wandering the streets of Genoa. Several classic arcaded streets provide shelter for window-shopping strolls.
And, of course, there are opportunities to buy Gucci bags. Price-tags in the window ranged from $900 to $2,900 per bag.
Despite such temptations, came home carrying the same black nylon serviceable bag used the past five years.