Paris – Architecture

Surprise!  I went to Paris.  I am back and have finally finished going through all of my photos.  I hope to post some interesting finds over the coming weeks.  I do hope you will enjoy my journey!

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge gave me inspiration to share my first Paris photo.  That of a very unusual building called the Centre Pompidou in the 4th Arrondissement near Les Halles.  (Hadn’t really figured out how to start so thanks Cee!)  I am not sure this building is to my taste but I give the architects bonus points for having the moxie to build something like this in Paris!  The building houses a public library, center for music, and a Modern Art Museum.  (Appropriate.)

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge – Architecture

France is truly one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited.  For other posts from previous trips to Paris and France please visit my page here!

Gold Country – Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee

I’ve lived my whole life in this area and always heard of Mark Twain’s famous Jumping Frog Jubilee.  I finally put it on the calendar and made a point of going.  I needed to see those silly frogs jump at the famous Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angel’s Camp, California!

It turns out it was great fun to watch the kids “jockey” the frogs.  Some were creeped out and others fearlessly kissed their frog and sent it on its way.  Some jumped and bounced making me fear for the frogs life.  (Thankfully none were squashed/harmed while I was watching.)

The adults weren’t as much fun to watch as the kids but the length the frogs were jumping was far more impressive.  (Upwards towards 18 feet was the maximum I witnessed.)  The 30 year old record was made by Rosie the Ribiter at 21 feet 5 3/4 inches!  Other clever frog names include: Froggy Balboa, Joe Frogtana, and Hillary Croakin.

Small town festivals are a lot of fun.  I challenge you to tell me about a small town festival with a more interesting theme that jumping frog challenges!  🙂

 

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

A Jubilee must qualify as “Jubilant” for the Daily Post, right?