November 2, 2009

How Did You Spend Your Extra Hour?

After adjusting the clock (fall back) and gaining an hour, I put it to good use. Sunday was a very, very rainy day, so we went to see the movie Paris starring Juliette Binoche (of Chocolat fame). Actually, the movie took two hours!

Anyone who loves visiting Paris may find this film quite insightful into the daily living in the city. This French film (with subtitles) explores the old versus the new in so many ways - social structure and building structure as well as views on sibling and romantic relationships.

Paris is my favorite city, so it was highly interesting to see the familiar sights onscreen as well as the back streets and neighborhoods that are seldom seen by visitors. The cinematography rewards viewers with long shots of the city from the high vantage points such as the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower and from the steps of the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre.

There's another French film out that I plan to see on the next rainy day - Coco Before Chanel.

Meanwhile - back in the garden today, the weather was perfect for sowing seeds. There's something about sowing seeds that is perfect fun. It's not exact and that results in imperfect surprises!

Words and photo by Freda Cameron; Photo taken May 2009 in Paris.
Freelance travel writer. My current fiction writing projects include a completed manuscript and several works in progress.

By the way, my name is pronounced fred-ah, not freed-ah. Thank you.

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