Now With More France!

So, back at the beginning January, I was busy with the laptop, extending its lifespan a little with a new batter and rubber bumpers (it’s still inevitable that I will be upgrading in the near future, budget permitting) but one or two things have happened since then.

Today, I am writing to you from France. From the arrondissement of Saint-Etienne in the department of the Loire in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. And I will continue from here, as the process of residency in France has begun.

The pandemic restrictions have made traveling around the area pretty much impossible, though I did get to see a bit of the surroundings when I took the bus out to the hospital to get my first round of the Pfizer vaccine. If we’re ever able to take the trains as tourist again, I’m looking forward to it!

Meanwhile, I’ve been making very short ventures out — my neighborhood streets are even more narrow than Leipzig and it’s like walking though canyons, with slivers of sky overhead! But what a glorious blue sky…

The textures and colors are enticing and I’m anxious to capture as much of it as I can.

Of course, this is from windows. The street view gets equally interesting —

Four details of a door on the nearby Rue Saint-Catherine, home of Shark’s Tattoo and Tattoo Museum. One of my two final apartment choices was here. The reason I didn’t take that apartment was NOT because of the tattoo shop — that was actually one of the cool pluses of that little part of the street.

I am home.


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Pens, inks, notebooks and other accessories

Hypnagogue Podcast

A thoughtfully handcrafted podcast of ambient, electronic, New Age, and contemporary instrumental music

Fountain Pen Love

For people who love using, collecting and learning about fountain pens.

UK fountain pens

Your impartial and comprehensive review site for writing instruments

The Leipzig Glocal

Leipzig's international web magazine

EMULSIVE

film.photography

Portals of London

Towards a catalogue of London’s interdimensional gateways

"At Half Past France... "

No point clicking your heels, Dorothy!

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