Video & pics: Lyon Festival of Lights, December 8

My hometown big day is december 8, the Festival of Lights. More information on this ancient-tradition-turned-major-event here.

Here are a few pictures from our stroll through the city yesterday night. 

Place des Terreaux (Hôtel de ville et Palais Saint Pierre)

Place Bellecour

Place de la Bourse

Place de la Bourse

Place de la Martinière

I highly recommend it, come visit! The city is wonderful, and not only in December…

Provence

Provence…the  colors, the warmth, the narrow streets, the flowers and plants, the wine, the wind, the noise…

Provence, not one to be described, but experienced!

Here in Beaumes de Venise.


Overdue update: 10€ table upcycling

A long overdue update from our DIY day…I have not accomplished all that I wanted to, but here is a quick win I ca report on:
Ingredients:
– A garden table top in very bad shape. Legs broken, and green paint badly damaged by melted candle wax and the years gone by.
– A 5€ Ikea stool from the cellar
– 4 screws
– 2 coats of exterior paint, here dark grey (“gris orage” from Leroy Merlin)
Et voilà!  This upcycles the old table into a garden ‘coffee table’, perfect for the terrasse’s aperitife corner!
What do you think?

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Game on!

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Almost 10 A.M…(yep, I took 2 coffees)
List: 3 chairs, 2 nightstands, 2 stools, 1 broken table to upcycle.
Ambitious?
Ok, phone off, music on, and game on!
PS: My only issue is: there is no off button on our 3 boys…

Today is DIM day!

After looking at, and pinning, so many DIYs online, it’s high time I get organized to do a few Myself.
The list is long.
Very long.
The question is: how many, if any, will I manage to do today?
Ok, first, coffee.

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Rome. Ceilings…

Vatican museum, gallery of the maps.

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Below is from Chiesa di Sant’ Ignazio di Loyola.l, the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola at Campus Martius.
A superb trompe l’oeil was painted, instead of traditional dome painting, for lack of funds. My pictures do not do it justice. You can see a nice picture of the trompe l’oeil on the church Wikipedia page here

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