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Point Rayes


Just in the last few years I have had a thing for oysters. I really enjoy them and when I eat out I always go for the west coast oysters. When I was processing the thought of being in California for a month I put together that I could get oysters when I am here. So earlier this week my adventures brought me to point rayes. We had the most amazing oysters in this small town. You never would have guessed it from the outside but they were some of the best I have ever eaten. We continued our journey through the redwood trees down highway 1 to Nick’s Cove. Here are a few photos.

Springtime at Hotel de Ville


The Hotel de Ville in Paris is also known as the capital building. This beautiful building has a grand checkered area in front for people to gather. In the Winter time there is an ice skating rink and a grand carousel.

Carousel in Tibidado, Spain


When I set out on my journey to photograph carousels in France this summer I stopped in Spain first. I heard about the amusement park at the top of the hill that was over 100 years old called Tibidado. I took the train, to the bus, and then a cable car high up on the hill to find this amusement park. It wasn’t what I was hoping for because a lot of the rides weren’t in working order. But there was a gem of a carousel.

Off to the races


Growing up my grandmother had an antique carousel horse in her living room. As a child, my sister and I used to play on the carousel horse when we went to visit. Now that I am older, when I see a carousel it reminds me of my childhood and puts a smile on my face. Here is a recent carousel photograph from my travels. Stay tuned for more carousels this week!

Place des Vosges


A trip to Paris is not complete without a walk through the oldest planned square in Paris. Place des Vosges is located in the Marais section of Paris and once housed the famous writer Victor Hugo. Today you can find kids and adults enjoying the park that is set on the grounds inside the square. There are also great restaurants and shops lining the outside which makes for great people watching.

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