50 days in france

Notre Dame du Haut, Le Corbusier, 1954

Ronchamp, France. 2015

In addition to a very nice stay with the pretty one for a fortnight, I have a 50 day streak on French duolingo! Of course, my time in France and Switzerland, with people learning the language full time, has shown me that it’s a punishingly difficult one. Be proud of me anyhow :)

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

At one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, from little villages and towns, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world. Over 65 million bottles, nearly half of the region’s total annual production, will be distributed and drunk around the world. It has become a worldwide race to be the first to serve to this new wine of the harvest. In doing so, it has been carried by motorcycle, balloon, truck, helicopter, Concorde jet, elephant, runners and rickshaws to get it to its final destination. By French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is to be released no earlier than the third Thursday of November.