Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Doll's house

Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.

Begue David Street

Monday, January 30, 2006

Quiet World

Snow in Toulouse, not easy to capture and always nice to see...

Royal garden

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Bicycling in the Snow

Fresh snow is the easiest snow to ride in. For one, you get to make your own tracks. This means that you're not having to follow the tracks of cars or even other riders. it is very slipping...

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Magical Landscape

White and drifted snow is on the city today. Every single time I see snow it is magical even if I do not necessary drink only fortified wines as a good medicine during bad weather...

Friday, January 27, 2006

Explore the natural world

Nature photography is an exciting and captivating endeavor. It is a creative blending of artistic vision and technical craft. It provides an opportunity to explore the natural world and a means to capture and share observations. It is still cold here in Toulouse today.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Menthe à l'eau

Place Saint Georges is one of Toulouse's older districts and one of the most elegant spots in town. People enjoy the beautiful terraces particularly on sunny days.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Make up your mind!

Today's scientists have substitued mathematics for experiments, and they wanter off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. I prefere to drink good wine, to eat a good meal while speaking with a pretty woman. Make up your mind!

Boulbonne street

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Happiness could be a way to travel and not a destination. Or if you prefer, it is not a station you arrive at but a manner of traveling. Have a good tuesday.

Artorg street

Monday, January 23, 2006

The Four Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi transformed the tradition of descriptive music into a typically Italian musical style with its unmistakable timbre in which the strings play a major role. These concertos were enormously successful, particularly in France. This work cannot be dated precisely, but it was certainly written after 1720. It is the Toulouse National Orchestra "Orchestre National de Toulouse" with the conductor Gordan Nikolitch on the "Halle aux Grains" stage.

Halle aux Grains

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Impossible to find..

There are more than 120 hotels individual in the city. Some are widely-known, and represent on all plans, and their direction is arrowed correctly. Others are impossible to find if the visitor is not appropriately aware. it is the case of this one. There is a wall of 5 meters between the small Astarg street and this garden. The gate that you see on the photo is the second one before the entry of the hostel.

Astarg street

Friday, January 20, 2006


I saw this man who taught music at a child in a street. I prefere to say that it is unusual to see this scene in Toulouse. To do this he look like this strange "Goblins" who have no homes and usually live in mossy clefts in rocks and roots of ancient trees, although they never stay very long in the same place...I am still surprised to have seen this scene.

Saint Aubin

Bigger is better

I used to believe that bigger is better. A bigger house is better than a small house. I believed it so fully that I couldn’t fathom any other idea. The idea that a smaller house might be better for some people didn’t even cross my mind. That’s why I grieved so much when we had to sell our 3500 square foot house.
Remusat/Matabiau street

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Glass Wall

Nowadays, great care was taken to strategically design and place the facing windows and glass wall to take advantage of the solar heat, but also to prevent overheating in the summer months. In theory, the building design and site location must be strategically assess to take advantage of passive solar energy...hum
Paule de Viguier h

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Privat Viewpoint

It’s the middle of January. If your New Year’s Resolution was to ear more money, then you’re probably hurting right now. You might even be considering throwing in the towel. Try to to appreciate what you see ta each moment and do not forget that you have 11.5 mouths do to something for this.
Dupuis district

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The "Fanfare"

A fanfare is a flourish or call made on trumpet to introduce an important person or event. A fanfare is usually made up of the notes of a simple chord.Fanfares were originally used to send messages in battle, hunts and court ceremonies. Here, it is a students Fanfare. Students wear the rugby shirts of their school.

Rempart street

Monday, January 16, 2006

The telegram

On May 24, 1844, the first official Morse-code telegraphic message. There had many dramatic developments since Samuel Morse's message traveled that first inter-city wire. The telegraph connected people to the world around them in a way never before possible. The same can be said of the Internet. Today, there is a night bar in this building.

Gabriel Péri street

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Dream is a coin of your life - Circus in the mist

The circus has long been a popular entertainment resembling the naïve 18th century Epinal prints of it, with its lions' cages, its red posters plastered on walls all over the town, the smell of sawdust and the sound of the brass band leading the succession of acrobats, jugglers, conjurers, lion tamers, clowns and the rest. In France it is seeing a profound transformation. Reinvigorated by a generation of young artists.

Cantegril street

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Saturday morning

As its name said it, le grand rond (Big Circle) is a circular garden !It is ornamented by a big basin, a numerous statuary. People do their jogging in it. It is a good place to practice sports.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

City House

Most of the fun for me is sharing experiences with friends. I like spend time and speak with them just to share ideas. This time is a coin of our life. A street, a café can remember us this nice time.

Brasserie's Street
Out to do shopping

Yesterday was the first day of sales in France. A lot of people are late of the office this week. My assistant is out to do shopping. She hope to do a great bargain! If you are in Toulouse let me know if you see her..?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Louis XIII Musketeers

The Musketeers first came into fame under King Louis XIII of France. He kept a company as his personal guard. Survival for the Musketeers depended on being an excellent swordsmen... We imagine a little bit what were days at this time whith this kind of street full of history.

Merlane street

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Happy treasure hunting!

Do you remember that Sir Long John Silver and some of the treasure has disappeared. No one ever hears of Long John Silver again...

Fermat street

Monday, January 09, 2006

Difficult to become an artist!!

In my opinion, many street artists are not so skilled as professinal music players, but they like the playing are much more successful and people prefer a show, not just cold professionalism. When the pedestrians see that you like the playing, usually they appreciate it more than the other players.

Saint Aubin market

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Let’s Talk Petanque - pronounced “pay-tonk”

The game is played using boules not ‘bowls’ or ‘balls’. NB The ‘s’ isn’t pronounced. Boules must be thrown from within the starting circle and with both feet on the ground. The aim is to throw the boule so that it comes to rest as close to the coche as possible. Next a player from the other team will have their throw. They will step into the circle and try to land their boule closer to the coche - it is fully allowable to knock your opponents boule out of the way as part of the process. (In fact as you become more experienced, you will see it is an important part of the strategy of the game). The boule closest to the coche is said to be "holding the point." After the game it is an habit in France to drink a "pastis" (A Ricard or a Pernot for example...)

Frédéric Mistral av

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Red bricks

Toulouse is the “pink city”. This predominant colour of the Toulouse landscape is the result of a practical solution. As Toulouse was located on a plain of clay, no stone was to be found in the surrounding soil. As a consequence the convenient pink-hued “Toulouse brick” was adopted for the construction of its buildings.

"Ô Toulouse ! Depuis le Pont Neuf jeté sur le fleuve indiscipliné, la ville rose hérissée de clochers…" Claude NOUGARO

Friday, January 06, 2006

Drinking Den

It is like a trip in UK for me when I go to an Irish Bar. These lively late-night/early-morning drinking dens have an Anglophone clientele - beer is served in pints rather than half litres. A selection of stouts, such as Guinness and Kilkenny, is sold at very reasonable prices, and it's a cheap place for a late-night drink. There's also Sky Sports and late-night pool games. That is pretty good!!

Prof Escande Boulevard

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Florida Café

If you are cold today, let’s find a café and get something hot to drink! In France, everyone enjoys watching the world from a sidewalk café. So take time to cross the street and to enter a dark, cozy café. Say "Bonjour" and always in French you could order coffee or a nice hot chocolate. The waiter will bring it to you.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Lichen [Early 17th century. Via Latin ] . (=Organism growing on rocks: a complex organism consisting of fungi and algae growing together in symbiosis that often appears as gray, green, or yellow patches on rocks, trees, and other surfaces.)

"Grand Rond" district

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Screw

Is it the double helicoid chain whose two strands are complementary, and who constitutes the genome of the majority of the living organisms? Maybe... It is really the main place which is the symbol and which is at the origin of the knowledge in Toulouse. You can see the link between the different stages of this knowledge. Hum ok..it is a staires but it has a good look!

Cabanis media library

Monday, January 02, 2006

"La belle équipe"

A nice place to go with your friends for Gourmets. They will appreciate the cosmopolitan cuisine available: local and familial but a little bit gastronamic too. The Toulousain dish par excellence...

Saint Rémesy street

Sunday, January 01, 2006

HAPPY NEW YEAR - Best wishes

Giving the perfect present is nice, but it’s near impossible. Instead, concentrate on finding something that says, “I love you.” Think about the best aspects of the person you’re buying for and choose something that matches. If it’s not a good gift, that’s ok. You are trying your best and the most important thing to know is that you love them. So for 2006, stop worrying!!!

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