Tuesday, 30 November 2021

T Stands for the walk, the walk and the walk

Hi everyone, yes, three walks.

First my final journal page for my 'All Kinds Of Weather' at Art Journal Journey. Thanks so much to everyone who added their fabulous journal pages for my theme.

It's not a very clear photo it has been dark here all day, although there was a brief brighter moment while we were in the car coming home with our shopping.This was taken with help from a daylight lamp.

The girl and her father are taking a walk in the woods to find a tree for Christmas.

I painted some fir trees and then added a wash of blue around them.

I spattered some white paint around then added some on the trees and ground. The TH paper dolls had some blue distress crayon added to them as they were bit too brown for my liking.

The other day we had planned on staying in but the sunshine was too hard to resist and we went off to Styall for a walk(I showed some pics here

The hot house walls look pretty.

Some of the trees have been decorated too.....
...and the plants joined in with the Christmassy colours.

Now to Paris
This was the only time we used the Metro to see somewhere in Paris.(We had used the Metro to get to our hotel but decided we would try to walk everywhere)
I really wanted to see the Arc de Triomphe wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude 

The installation was only there for two weeks and it would have been rude not to! It just so happened that it was the only grey morning we had and although it was warm the grey was not a good backdrop.

We also wanted to visit Parc Monceau. On our way we stopped for a drink - yes, I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday at The Altered Book Lover

We sat and waited for our drinks to arrive...
...but drank them at a different table...
As the waitress arrived she stumbled and spilt our drinks, fortunately mainly missed me and only got a few more drops on hubby - she was so apologetic and rushed to get something to clean ourselves down and get fresh drinks. Nothing was broken but it spread quite long way

We reached the park gate and had a little look into a courtyard of a nearby building.

We decided to go and eat first (I'm sure I'll be able to show you where another time!)
We walked by this statue of Chopin - the woman represents Pain!
Chopin move to Paris when he was 21.

The pond area is beautifully landscaped

We went into part of this park a few years ago but by a different gate and knew nothing about this until saw some photos in a magazine.

We were amused by this next part of the park

A Smurf garden! Lots of lovely little details to look at.
We left by a different gate.

More lovely old buildings just outside the gates and then more to see on our way to our next destination 

Very tempting but I didn't give in!

Thanks for looking, more next week if you wish...Chris


kathyinozarks said...

Hi Chris, I really appreciate you taking the time to share all these photos-I really enjoy seeing Paris from your trips. the smurf garden was so sweet, and wow the carousel Elizabeth will love it.
I hope you got your drinks at no charge after that mishap, stuff happens.
I enjoyed your theme this month for AJJ Happy T wishes Kathy

Linda Kunsman said...

a lovely last journal page for your theme Chris- very nostalgic...
your park visits are always such a treat! How I adore the architecture in Europe- and these buildings in Paris never disappoint. What a wonderful opportunity to see the Arc de Triomphe wrapped like that- wow!!!
Glad the spilled coke didn't ruin your clothing or your little break.
The smurf garden is magical but my fave is your photo of the bridge- so beautiful!
Do keep sharing, and happy T day!

Kate Yetter said...

I really love the garden with the Chopin statue and the pond...stunning! The smurf garden was adorable. I am constantly amazed by the architecture in Paris. Ordinary buildings have gorgeous sculptures. I love that you are sharing Paris from your eyes.
Also, I love your journal page. The trees are so well done and the scene is perfect.
Happy Tea Day,

My name is Erika. said...

Your final page for this challenge is fantastic Chris. I love how much it says without being too complicated. And your walk was so festive. I love all the knitted decorations and red berries. And thanks for taking us to Paris too. Wow, the Arc du Triomphe looks so modern being wrapped. And where is all the traffic surrounding it? And you discovered some fantastic sights in the garden. It pays to go exploring, doesn't it? Thanks for again for hosting this month and hope you had a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous way to end your month at AJJ. It was truly a beautiful page. These must be new TH dolls. I have two sets and have never seen these. I like how you colored the dolls, too. Thank you for being such a great host this month, dear. And thanks for this final page, too.

I love all of your walks, both in Paris and at Styall. I love the old architecture, the great buildings, the beautiful statues, especially on the buildings, the beautiful gates, and the stunning scenes around Paris. I also want a macaroon. Glad you were able to resist.

Kathy is right. I LOVE the carousel horse. Stunning.

I also loved all the Christmas greenery at Styall. Nicely decorated with personal items, and of course, holly.

What a mess that waitress made. I am glad she missed you and T only got a little bit of coke on him. Looks like it made quite a mess, though. Thanks for sharing your art, your three trips, and your spilt cokes with us for T this Tuesday, dear Chris. Now I'm off to finish my post for tomorrow.

Mae Travels said...

Your Paris is so special -- not anyone else's Paris at all. I think I briefly visited Parc Monseau once, but briefly, and I'd love to spend as much time there as you did. Maybe I need another year in Paris!

best... mae at

Valerie-Jael said...

So many fabulous photos and a wonderful journal age, too. Happy T Day! Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

A fabulous post Chris, beautiful photos as well as a fabulous journal page to end your theme for the month at AJJ. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog today.
Yvonne xx

nwilliams6 said...

Love your last journal page for your theme - it was a fab theme too. Love the trees and your pretty writing.

All your pictures are wonderful! So festive, historical, beautiful, and fun. Such a treat to see Paris through your eyes and lenses. Keep sharing!!!

Especially loved the Chopin statue and the smurf village.

Happy T-day, Chris. Many hugz

DVArtist said...

Love that art page. I am so taken with all of the photos. Simply beautiful. Have a very nice day.