Monday, October 06, 2014


There are so many "off-the-beaten-track" things to do in Paris... Like what I did last evening: attend a movie screening at the Royal Monceau hotel (remember?) including a little glass of Champagne  before the movie. Don't go thinking that I had any special privileges, I simply took part in the Sunday Night Film Club at the Royal Monceau where they were showing one of my favorite movies: Lawrence of Arabia. A great evening (that I owe once more to Lynn! aka PHX-CDG to followers of this blog!)


  1. A great movie indeed. I have seen it once on the big screen. Champagne before the film isn't typical here though.

    1. First time on a big screen too - always on TV before (and often dubbed in French ;-(()

  2. What a great evening and interesting thing to do in Paris!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend an evening, and your picture of all that Champagne makes me thirsty!

  4. Lynn seems to be a wonderful, resourceful friend! Do they sell popcorn in movie theaters in France now a days?

  5. This is a beautiful photo with dazzling light. I'm glad you got to see the film on the big screen without dubbing. Of course dubbing and subtitles are great when you don't speak the film's original language, but often if the film is good enough it doesn't matter. And you speak the language anyway.

  6. "It hurts! What's the trick?" "The trick is not to mind that it hurts."
    " 'awrence!"
    "El 'awrence is better."
    "Truly, it was written." "NOTHING is written!"
    That is one of...maybe my absolute favorite movie. You experienced a real treat seeing it on the big screen. The stunning cinematography makes David Lean's flawless directing even better. And what can anyone say about Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif? -Jeff

  7. Fantastic composition... I _love_ such photos.

    Happy October,
    "Here there be musing" blog

  8. I'm envious! (This film definitely should be seen on a big screen—which may be why I have never seen it.) :~{