Sunday, July 12, 2009

Le hasard fait bien les choses...


Today was my first day of vacation and as I was meandering in the streets of my favorite city I came across a used book bookshop. These two titles made me laugh: One says "Les vacances (vacation) [probably "of something or someone] and the other one "Le jeu de la tentation (the game of temptation). That's all. You know, just a simple scene for a simple mind ;-). BTW: before you ask, if you haven't seen it "advertised" on Facebook(!) FYI, I stay 2 weeks in Paris before going away to the Lubéron, in the South of France.

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  1. It must have been fate for you to come across these books!

    Bon vacances!

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  2. Le Lubéron is a super destination. I went to Apt 8 years ago and I really loved : trees there are splendid, abbeye de senanque, a great experience, sun, light, local markets, ahhhh Provence is so sweet, much more than Cote d'azur (to me).
    Books and vacation are very good friends (among with visits and naps :) !)

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  3. I love your statement "I was meandering in the streets..." Sounds like fun to me 'just meandering'. No appointments, meetings.

    Enjoy Les Vacances and stay away from Le jeu de la tentation on the vacation!

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  4. I love second hand bookshops. The book on the left - is the full title 'Les Vacances - la vie d'Eric Tenin et les gens francais de nos jours'.....? ;)

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  5. Whoa, temptation! I can't resist!!

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  6. Bravo Gramma Ann. I couldn't have said it better myself. LOL

    Eric...enjoy your vacation. You certainly deserve a nice get-away.

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  7. the bookshot looks classic and lovely...have a nice holiday!

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  8. Have a wonderful trip, enjoy your vacation!

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  9. Coltrane ~ I just read your profile page and found one of our interests are the same, we are both interested in Pina Colados.. ;-)

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  10. Buzzgirl is right, fate is always at hand when your camera is in it. Clever of you to find this and remind us all to take a break from time to time. So, what are your big plans for this vacation?

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  11. Eric, I learn so much from your photography. Thanks. I love the way you've zoomed in on just two books and with a story to it.

    Enjoy your holiday - I so wish you were coming nearer to Menton. One day perhaps?? But the Luberon - how lovely - I adore that part of France. Well I'm not sure there isn't any part I don't love. And there you find the beautiful Nathalie in Avignon, of course.

    Have a lovely easy time in Paris and the Luberon.

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  12. Le jeu de la tentation et Eric. Sounds like a lovely vacation to me, non? LOL

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  13. So you're staying in Paris for part of your vacation? In America, this is what we call a "staycation." In the current economy, it's become very popular! I hope you make the most of your staycation and that you enjoy your time in the Lubéron as well. You always find the perfect photo for the moment, Eric!

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  14. I like photos that make me curious. In this case, I want to see the remaining parts of the covers.

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  15. A 'staycation' Alexa, love it! Perfect description. When I was small, in the UK, it was called 'going out for days'. i.e. 'oh, we're just going out for days, you know?' lol. We did that a lot when I was small.
    So Eric you know I'm only kidding of course, I love these thoughts of you enjoying vacation/staycation/vacation!
    Also, as Michael says, what are the 'big plans' then?

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  16. Though, it wouldn't work in English would it, really? We don't say vacation, we say holiday. Hmm, must think of something similar...?

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  17. lol perfect, Keats! Trust a man of words to come up with the goods, thanks.

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  18. Eric are you going to see the fields of lavander in Luberon? I was going to take a tour to see the fields in Luberon, I looooove lavender.
    But then I didn't and I stayed in Aix en Provence instead.

    It was worth cause I ended up seeing several lavender fields from the train on my way back to Paris!

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  19. I recently photographed some Monica for the blog - I love lavender too and have a little in my garden. Isn't the smell delicious? Mind you, staying in Aix was probably a good decision ;)

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  20. You beat me to it re:staycation, Alexa! I JUST told Mr. PHX about the word earlier today (!), and he never heard of it before. I hadn't either, until I read an article about new words in the New York Times earlier this month.

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  21. @Buzzgirl. Yeah... fate...

    @Joséphine. Yes, I love Lubéron too. Senanque is unforgettable in my opinion.

    @Gramma Ann. Well, yes meandering, is precisely what I can do now that I am on holidays ;-)

    @Lynn. LOL. I don't think there is a book to write about my vacances...

    @Keats. I know, same for me!

    @Maru. Merci.

    @Michael. Some big plans... But you have to wait. They will be visible on line!

    @Jilly. Merci. I was actually close(r) to Menton recently (Nice) but I did not have much time to go out of the city (none actually!)

    @Anonyme. If you fall for it, yes ;-)

    @Alexa. Staycation. I like that! Actually I really enjoy having some free time in Paris and I have a lt of stuff to do. Besides I'll take my real "summer" vacation in February (in the southern hemisphere, obviously, but not in Oceania this time...)

    @Eamon. I do too, but we'll bnever know ;)

    @Lynn. Wait 'n see ;-) I agree stayliday does not sound that good!

    @Monica Yes, like I said Senanque is unforgettable. I saw it once, but I want to see it again.

    @PHX. Here you are! I was worried. One thing I know for sure, you did not have staycation this year!

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  25. Velia,

    Maybe I should count to ten next time before I speak. lol

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  26. Eric, I love this photo. And your vacation sounds divine.

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  27. Talking of Lavender, Monica, we should all plant some! Bees love it and bees are disappearing fast, which is a worry. Albert Enstein: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left.

    No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."

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