Lovely Paella by jamibann

Lovely Paella

We were sitting having a coffee in a small food and craft market in Edinburgh when this rather colourful individual caught my eye. I thought I’d share him with you!
Great candid. Hey, hubby and I have 5 days in France in Paris and Normandy region. What must I see? Any suggestions? Can I see Normandy in two days including some beaches and Mont St Michael? I really want to see Monet's garden, have you done that? Any info would be so helpful!
August 24th, 2018  
not my cup of tea, he is all yours.
August 24th, 2018  
@alophoto

Excuse me for muscling in! You have to see Monet's garden - and Honfleur is very photogenic.

Wonder who he is talking too - looks v intense!
August 24th, 2018  
bep
He looks a bit worried...
August 24th, 2018  
Great candid.
August 24th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze Thanks, Hazel!
August 24th, 2018  
I like the candid of the interesting fellow, as well as the hearty sign he seams to be thinking about.
August 24th, 2018  
Love this......Edinburgh is a wonderful city at any time of year. We had lots of long weekends there when Allan worked there a while back and markets and coffee shops were favourite spaces. Loved Stockbridge area where he had an apartment.
August 24th, 2018  
There's a good story here...
August 25th, 2018  
I wonder if he ate any paella and if any of it got caught in that amazing beard.......
August 25th, 2018  
@sarah19 Yes, I love Edinburgh too. We were staying in an Air B&B down in Dean Village, and walked up through Stockbridge a few times. What a lovely area with lots of cute little shops and cafés.
August 25th, 2018  
@alophoto Hello Hello! Where to begin? Will you have a car? I guess so? Monet's Garden in Giverny is worth a visit, but be careful about timing. It's best to visit in June when the roses and other flowers are in full bloom. Also, it's very busy, so if you do go, try to be there at opening time. I think you can pre-book tickets online. If so, worth doing as it will save you waiting to buy the tickets. It's at Giverny, about an hour's drive out of Paris - I took my dad there, and also John's mum - they both loved it. Honfleur, as @quietpurplehaze says is very photogenic (can also be very busy, but September onwards will be good as most of the crowds will have gone by then). Mont St Michel is wonderful, but again very busy at peak times. Deauville and Trouville are also nice coastal villages to visit. In Paris, I always recommend that people take a bateau on the river - either for a quick cruise, or for a romantic dinner. It gives a great overview of the city. Book the Eiffel tower in advance if you want to go up - it's crazy busy. Do go to Sacré Coeur - for the view and the atmosphere. Do book anything you want to do in advance if you want to avoid waiting in line to buy a ticket. Check out the Paris Pass, https://www.parispass.com/?aid=224&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzaOMlc2I3QIVr7ztCh1SGg0NEAAYASAAEgJLPPD_BwE which gives you transport in Paris and also cheaper admission to some museums. Be careful about museums being open - often they are closed in Paris on a Monday or Tuesday. Do take time to walk in some of the gardens in Paris. Luxembourg. Tuileries. Alternative viewpoints in Paris to the Eiffel tower? Try the Arc de Triomphe (on foot) or the Grande Arche at La Défense (glass external elevators, no lines and a fab view up the Champs Elysées). Can't think of anything else specific, but let me know if you have any questions. I've never visited any of the WWII beach zones, so can't tell you much about that, I'm afraid.
August 25th, 2018  
Wonderful candid capture with beard talking on phone and wrinkled brow
August 25th, 2018  
@jamibann Thanks so much. Made a list to reference as we start planning our visit. Sooooo excited!
August 25th, 2018  
Great candid.
August 26th, 2018  
Truly a man of hair.
August 26th, 2018  
Nice hairdo. He wants to be noticed!
August 29th, 2018  
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