A wonderful day spent in London followed by an evening concert. Bliss!
Southbank ~ London, on a beautiful sunny day.
~ A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it ~
After a lifetime seeing many different concerts and conductors all over the world I have picked the one, for me, that is the very best of the bunch.
Marc Albrecht, Chief Conductor for The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera, is simply amazing. I can liken him to the best engineer or architect. His enthusiasm and passion is a joy to watch at soul level. I had the pleasure to watch him closely in Amsterdam.
“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face – I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.” ~ Sparks
In what I can only describe as an incredible trip Amsterdam proved to be a very pleasant surprise. The highlight, for me – Concertgebouw. How can anyone not like Classical music? Beethoven Pianoconcert 4 was delightful to hear and Strauss – Eine Alpensinfonie? I found heaven! Memorable weekend I am still moved by it all.
Today I’ve been thinking about time and I can only smile at it.
Musée d’Orsay ~ Paris.
“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” Denis Waitley
Beside the River Seine and directly next to Notre Dame is a small public park. It’s a place where you will find a lot of people attempting to lubricate their joints by either participating in jogging or walking. For a photo taking Canon girl like me, it’s a great opportunity to spot the great faces and take the odd snap or two. Parisian women, in particular, not the tourists or others, but true Parisian women are elegant – like this lady. It’s no small wonder why men go gaga over French women, grey hair or not.