Such a fantastique production!!! I loved this musical... I saw it once with Alex, then went back and watched it again by myself... Christophe Mae stole the show with his flamboyant performance.. They were all great, though... I just LOVE this song!!!
February 27, 2008
I was going back in time to see when my very first blog post was... I was saddened for a brief second, thinking I missed the day.. but when I looked back to my first post... I saw that it was EXACTLY one year ago to the date.... SOOOOOOOOO, Happy Blog Birthday, News From France!! You are one year old today and your have grown into a beautiful and worthy blog!! I am soo happy I started blogging... It's been an important part of ma vie en France.... It has enabled me not only to keep everyone back home current with my expat life ici en France, but it has also blessed me with meeting fellow bloggers... both in person and on line!!Here are two pictures from my very first post on Feb. 27, 2007 ... Spring has Sprung! This seems to be a reoccurring theme!!
February 26, 2008
So, after being married for almost 2 years now... and still in the "honeymoon" phase, I spent my very first almost 4 days away from my honey... It went okay because I was visiting with a very dear friend, Christine, whom I reconnected with here in Warsaw after 20 years of not seeing one another. What a wonderful experience to be able to find her thru Facebook about a month ago and then come here to Poland to see her. We had an awesome time... we are still very much the same, in a lot of ways. I said good bye to Christine this morning as she left for work and I will be saying, "bonjour" to my hubby when I see him later on today! I really missed him a lot... I love you Alex!!!! Je t'aime TRES FORT!!!
February 25, 2008
Yes... they DO have crepes in Poland! And they are DELISH!! Watch out French crepes, 'cuz these ones are just as good... we shared a blueberry crepe which was almost hidden under a mountain of whipped cream and powdered sugar!! If you look closely, you can see the blueberry filling oozing out from the sides!
Kate, or Katarzyna... is a friend of Patty's in San Diego.. When I wrote to my friends to tell them I was going to Poland, Patty sent the email to Kate... when then wrote to me and said that she would be happy to meet me in Krakow! So... Christine and I met up with Katarzyna is the Jewish quarter on Sunday and had lunch, walked around Krakow. Kate is a very sweet and outgoing woman. She also was blessed to have lived in sunny San Diego for 5 years! Thanks for showing us around, Kate! It was wonderful meeting you and I hope we will stay in touch! Bless you, Leesa
This is Krakow's famed Jewish quarter. There are several synogagues and restaurants on the Wide Street and this part of town is just starting the be renovated as of recent years... The famous Jewish temple, Remu, is still being used today.
History of Wawel Castle:
From the dawn of Polish history Wawel Hill in Cracow was a centre of secular and ecclesiastical power. The establishment in 1000 of the bishopric of Cracow was soon followed by the construction on Wawel of the first cathedral. The Wawel castle functioned as the residence of the Polish rulers from the mid-11th to the early 17th century. The present structure incorporates Romanesque fragments and considerable Gothic parts, but it acquired its present form mainly in the period c. 1504-1535, during the reign of the kings Alexander (1501-1506) and Sigismund I the Old (1506-1548) of the Jagiellonian dynasty. The construction of the Renaissance castle was begun by Master Eberhard Rosemberger - responsible for the actual building - and Francesco the Florentine, who executed decorative stone elements and the arcaded galleries. Their work was continued by Master Benedykt and another Florentine, Bartolomeo Berrecci. Those artists created together one of the most stately monuments of Renaissance architecture in Europe.