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October 23, 2021, 09:56 PM
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Note that a visit to the Castle of Versailles will be made in November. On this occasion, I will take a few photos for the forum.

I've been there. Took the tour with a tape recorder they give you. It's too bad I didn't know you at the time.

November 07, 2021, 02:03 AM
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Tonight, new photos will be available on the forum.
We have seen that Humbert already visited the castle of Versailles and some users of the forum have certainly already heard of this castle. Actually, I already visited this castle too...in 2008.
That's why there won't be photos of the castle of Versailles. Instead, you will see a few photos taken in a small castle of the Loire Valley (located near Orléans).

November 07, 2021, 04:14 PM
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Tonight, some photos of the castle de la Ferté Saint Aubin are available on the forum.

The construction of the castle de la Ferté Saint Aubin, located near Orléans, began at the end of the 16th century. We know that it was the grandson of Henri de Saint Nectaire who ordered the construction, with the help of the architect Théodore Lefèvre.
The castle consists of the small castle on the left of the current body and which was built before 1600. On the other side lies the large castle with 2 pavilions which date from the 17th century.
The castle is surrounded by a moat.









Here you can see stables


The Billiard room.


A room


The kitchen



Now imagine the scene.
Humbert and Maher have decided to buy a castle and many users of the forum moved in.
Maher, usman, and I are playing belote in the kitchen. Meanwhile, Topdog is racking the balls in the billiard room: he and Ahmad are playing pool. Some noise is coming from an adjacent room.  usman's curiosity is aroused and we decide to see what is going on. It was a false alarm: through the half-open door, we can see humbert and shadow.97 watching the american TV series amour gloire et beauté (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucxd2Ano6vM).
As for Vasudev and aa1234779, they have gone out for a hunt and won’t be back till nightfall. In the forest the hunting dog is suddenly stopping in front of bushes. The tension is rising rapidly. It’s dangerous when a boar charges and Vasudev is afraid aa1234779 might not be able to help him if a big boar is attacking: aa1234779 really appreciated the snails and the red wine and they may entail dire consequences for his usual pinpoint accuracy. Fortunately, this time, no boar is darting out of bushes: the shrubs were shaking because of a pheasant.

November 15, 2021, 02:06 PM
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Today, I’m going to show you a few photos taken yesterday in Paris.


Here you can see the Eiffel tower.





On the avenue Kleber. A Little further, situated at 19 Avenue Kléber, you can see two lion statues in front of the door of The Peninsula hotel (a palace bought by...a Qatari firm).



On the Champs Elysées. Humbert has probably recognized the Mcdonald decorated with garlands on the left, where he has been a few decades ago.



On the place Saint Augustin



A view from the terrace of Meudon. You can see the Eiffel Tower in the middle of the picture.
In the background, you can make out the Basilica of the sacred heart (on the right of the Eiffel tower).
If there is less oil available in the future, what is going to happen in cities like this, which are heavily reliant on cheap energy ?

Actually, I went to the park of Meudon to walk: I have joint blockages in the ankles and I’m trying to walk during the week ends to relieve the pain caused  by rheumatism. A few weeks ago,  a good tennis player contacted me (the last time I played tennis with him it was in 2008), but I didn’t dare to respond to his request due to a “deteriorating” physical condition. Aa1234779 must be thinking that those joint problems are caused by alcohol, but I don’t drink (except when I’m presenting a recipe on the forum). I’m drinking regulalry some good milk of cow, I hope it will help.



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Yesterday at 01:08 PM
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Tonight, new photos are available on the forum.
This time, you are going to see a few photos taken in Sceaux. I talked to Maher and he told me he knew this town, but I guess it's not the case of humbert, Vasudev and shadow.97.



Here you can see a few photos taken in the street Houdan in the center of Sceaux.




On the left, you can see a butchery.


In the rue Honoré de Balzac

Yesterday at 09:06 PM
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Tonight, new photos are available on the forum.
This time, you are going to see a few photos taken in Sceaux. I talked to Maher and he told me he knew this town

I had no idea Maher had been to France, let alone Sceaux. In any case, what's so special about Sceaux that's worth the trip?