Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring wildflowers

Friday, March 27, 2009

Back on top



The statue of Leon Gambetta, this city's favourite son, is back on its pedastal in front of the new underground car park, after two years perched on some scaffolding.  The parking garage, to no one's surprise, took almost three years to build. Amphitheatre Parking (named after part of a supposed Roman amphitheatre unearthed during construction) opens next week.

Coincidentally, Leon Gambetta's 19th Century collection of pornographic pictures was a prominent feature of the recent exhibition "L'Enfer de la Bibliothèque, Eros au Secret" at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sous les ponts de Cahors

No, it's not All Fools' Day: I checked the date. Cahors is going to get a beach, like Paris and Toulouse. 800 tonnes of sand are on their way. A floating swimming pool is also promised. For those who have given up on the geriatric rock concert that masquerades as the Cahors Blues Festival, there should be something new to watch during the summer.