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  • Day87

    Elf Monate auf der Erde :-)

    September 17, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    ❤️

    Eines Tages, Baby, werden wir alt sein. Oli 👶 Baby, werden wir alt sein
    und an all die Geschichten denken, die wir erleben werden.

    Also lass uns Geschichten schreiben,
    die wir später gern erzählen.
    Lass uns nachts lange wach bleiben,
    auf´s höchste Hausdach der Stadt steigen,
    lachend und vom Takt frei die allertollsten Lieder singen.
    Lass uns Feste wie Konfetti schmeißen,
    sehen, wie sie zu Boden reisen
    und die gefallenen Feste feiern,
    bis die Wolken wieder lila sind.
    Und lass mal an uns selber glauben,
    ist mir egal, ob das verrückt ist,
    und wer genau guckt, sieht,
    dass Mut auch bloß ein Anagramm von Glück ist.
    Und – wer immer wir auch waren –
    lass mal werden wer wir sein wollen.
    Wir haben schon viel zu lang gewartet,
    lass mal Dopamin vergeuden.

    „Der Sinn des Lebens ist leben“,
    das hat schon Casper gesagt,
    „let´s make the most of the night“,
    das hat schon Kesha gesagt.
    Lass uns möglichst viele Fehler machen,
    und möglichst viel aus ihnen lernen.
    Lass uns jetzt schon Gutes sähen,
    dass wir später Gutes ernten.
    Lass uns alles tun,
    weil wir können – und nicht müssen.
    Weil jetzt sind wir jung und lebendig,
    und das soll ruhig jeder wissen,
    und – unsere Zeit die geht vorbei.
    Das wird sowieso passieren
    und bis dahin sind wir frei
    und es gibt nichts zu verlieren.

    Lass uns uns mal demaskieren
    und dann sehen, wir sind die Gleichen,
    und dann können wir uns ruhig sagen,
    dass wir uns viel bedeuten,
    denn das Leben, das wir führen wollen,
    das können wir selber wählen.

    Also los, schreiben wir Geschichten,
    die wir später gern erzählen. Und eines Tages, Baby, werden wir alt sein. 😆
    Oli 👶☝️ Baby, werden wir alt sein und an all die Geschichten denken, die für immer unsere sind.

    ( Text von Julia Engelmann in etwas 😉 abgeänderter Form )
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  • Day90

    Les Jardins Versailles

    September 20, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Als Zeugnisse der barocken Pracht haben die französischen Schlossgärten nichts von ihrer Faszination verloren. Das gilt besonders für Versailles. Geschaffen für den "Sonnenkönig" Ludwig XIV., ist die Anlage trotz vieler Nachahmungen einzigartig geblieben. 🌱

    Filmtipp 😉
    https://youtu.be/KBNBozJLEdM

    "Die Gärtnerin von Versailles"
    Spielfilm Großbritannien/Frankreich 2014

    Frankreich, im 17. Jahrhundert. Die selbstbewusste Landschaftsgärtnerin Sabine de Barra bekommt die Chance ihres Lebens: Unter der Leitung des angesehenen André Le Nôtre soll sie einen Teil der Gärten von Versailles gestalten. Beim Bau des Prunkschlosses stellt Ludwig XIV. höchste Erwartungen an alle Gewerke. Um den Sonnenkönig zufriedenzustellen, müssen seine Gartenmeister selbst die Natur übertreffen und ein Fenster zur Vollkommenheit erschaffen.

    Die verwitwete Sabine verfügt zwar über den Mut, sich gegen die Vorurteile männlicher Kollegen zu behaupten. Der hohe Zeitdruck lastet jedoch schwer auf der unkonventionellen Gärtnerin. Ihr Auftraggeber Le Nôtre ist jedoch felsenfest von ihrem Talent überzeugt: Sabines chaotische Kreativität und sein ästhetischer Ordnungssinn ermöglichen im Zusammenspiel, etwas völlig Neuartiges zu erschaffen.

    Auch der einflussreiche Herzog von Orléans, ein enger Vertrauter Seiner Majestät, stärkt ihr den Rücken. Als intrigante Gegenspielerin erweist sich Françoise Le Nôtre. Ihr ist jedes Mittel recht, die aufkeimende Liaison zwischen ihrem Mann und der und der Gärtnerin zu verhindern.
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  • Day88

    Einkaufen mit Oli :)

    September 18, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Die Vorräte gehen zu Ende und Oli packt fleißig mit an 😜 ...der Einkaufszettel ist aber dennoch klein, da die Lebensmittel wirklich preisintensiv in Frankreich, und sowieso in Paris, sind.

    Nun denn, Obst, Gemüse, Wasser, Käse und natürlich das obligatorische Baguette sind auf jeden Fall dabei 😆 ...

  • Day4

    Versailles to Rambouillet. 65 km

    September 8, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    A big riding day to start us off...65 km. Way up there for us. We'll have to fix that 😉. Jet lagged and getting organized got us away not until 11.30!

    Cindy fell off her bike right out of the gate...well, not even. Caught her tire in a rut inside the parking garage and down she went. Gracefully tho with no injury or bike damage 🙃.

    Super lucky with the weather today that was threatening to rain the whole time. We got away with a few quick squalls. Wind was something else tho...we got up to 30 as promised - that's fun. Rain started with a vengeance about half hour after checking in to our hotel in Rambouillet 😊.

    Trail today was changeable. We managed to stay pretty much on course thanks to online maps and tracks. We'd still be out there wandering if we had to do it the old paper maps way 🤤. Had some nice riding thru the forests but also some steep hills up and down. The riding that was on road had bike paths except for only a small bit. Drivers have been very courteous so that's all good. The little French towns are quaint, tho not much wandering around yet.

    Another great French dinner ...good thing we're using up calories during the day!
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  • Day18

    Gourmet Walking tour

    April 12, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    As a change from walking tours of buildings and history, today I chose one that would take me to see and taste some wonderful food from the local area. I had my first Spanish born guide, and after fitting us with earpieces for the commentary, she took us on a gastronomical journey! A selection of the photos that tell their own story are below. We got a few tastes along the way and learned the history and customs associated with many of the local foods. Because it is Easter we saw the fancy trays of chocolate made into castles, cars and even Disney scenes that grandparents buy for their grandchildren.

    Another interesting place we went was to a market that had originally been a Monastery but it had been repurposed and had a modern colourful roof installed. The market had distinct areas that kept fish separate from meat and cheese. I saw my first vegetable display that I've seen since I left London! Other than the occasional salad on a menu, it is hard to buy green vegetables here in the cities.
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  • Day58

    Day 56

    July 25, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Again the weather was not great overcast all day and raining throughout

    I visited the Palace of Versailles and the gardens today if only for the short period that I was actually there. So I caught the shuttle bus from the hostel which took me out to the palace and the driver gave us 3 hours before he would be back to pick us up which would have been great except for the fact that it took 2 hours waiting in the line to get inside

    Even though the ticket had been pre purchased so that only left us with an hour to wiz through the palace and gardens

    It was absolutely spectacular and I only wish I had more time. I could have spent the entire day in the gardens alone

    Spectacular none the less and it was great to do😊

    Just eating sushi for dinner, so not exactly French but close to the hostel and cheap👍🍱
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  • Day10

    Château de Versailles

    September 5, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    An amazing phenomena (in my humble opinion) is that in the year 2017, many of the museums of Paris are completely shut on a Tuesday. It is not like they have teamed up to determine that one should close on Tuesday, another on a Wednesday etc. So as a result, this forced our hand to travel to Versailles for the day, along with every other tourist to Paris, Tuesday being the discount day for Versailles for those eligible for various local passes etc.

    And so it is here that our luck in not having to line up for long to visit stuff ended. Close to 1.5 hours in the line in front of a very impressive building, and we were in.

    The interior itself is opulent and extravagant and all up, it should not have been that surprising to the nobility of France when the Revolution finally occurred!
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  • Day8

    Palace of Versailles

    September 25, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    The Palace of Versailles began as a hunting lodge for King Louis XIV, but by the time of his grandson it had become the most luxurious and opulent residence in the Western World. The Hall of Mirrors where Woodrow Wilson signed the treaty ending World War I, the public and private bedrooms of three generations of French royalty, and the many rooms of state have been restored to their original, fantastic conditions. Add to all of this the palatial gardens surrounding the palace and one has a heavenly paradise on earth. More poignant, however, is the story of Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette, who became victims of a French Revolution whose violence eventually devoured its own sons. It ultimately succumbed to Napoleon, who declared himself Emperor, and re-created the class of nobility that the Revolution had attempted to erase.Read more

  • Day15

    Versailles!

    June 3, 2015 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Today Ingrid took us to Versailles, home of the castle where many kings and queens lived or at least vacationed including Marie Antoinette. It was an absolutely beautiful day (again) I'm beginning to think I stole the sun when I left Georgia since ive heard its been raining there...been perfect weather here since we arrived. Glad the sun loves me ?? oh and sorry for the rain ?Read more

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Département des Yvelines, Departement des Yvelines, Yvelines

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