Natural Ice Sculpture
This photo was taken in Yvoire on Lake Geneva during the cold wave that hit France and Europe this winter. Thanks to a steady wind and the sub freezing temperatures there was good ice build up that created quite a few natural sculptures. You can see more photos (and a video) from Yvoire and the nearby village of Messery.
Here's one bit of The Artist trivia you probably didn't know about. This isn't the first time star and Oscar winner, Jean Dujardin played in a movie set in America. He played the lead roll in the 2009 live action edition of Lucky Luke. Dujardin played Lucky Luke, the wild west cowboy, who can shoot faster than his shadow.
A first: I've tried my hand at Podcasting. You can hear my first endeavor. I talk with good friend and follow American, Teresa Kaufman. Teresa lives in Chamonix not far from me.
2012 Presidential Election
President Nicolas Sarkozy officially announced his candidacy in mid February. Earlier than he would have liked but necessary because of his low poll numbers. If reelected in May, Sarkozy would go down as pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in recent political history.
LIVING LIKE A LOCAL: Stories of Our Life in France, by Shelley Row - Many dream of living abroad but Shelley and her husband, Mike, did it. They left the security of their careers, the comfort of their home, and the familiarity of their neighborhood and moved to France . From their house on the hillside overlooking the village in Provence, they lived like a local and soaked up all that life had to offer.
Improve Your Fitness in the South of France with Potential Energy a qualified health and fitness specialist that offers fitness breaks on the Ariege/Aude border (near the Pyrenees).