Sunday, July 26, 2009

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris: A Symphony in Stone

In the Knitlark Lane Podcast Episode 19 reading of The Hunchback of Notre Dame we read a chapter that tells us a great deal about the novel's author, Victor Hugo, as well as about the Notre Dame Cathedral. He calls it a Symphony in Stone, a majestic and sublime edifice. It is indeed.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The 1902 Edition of Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback) by Victor Hugo

Part of the Knitlark Lane Podcast is reading from the novel Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo.

I am reading from a book with a copyright 1902. It is part of a series called The French Classical Romances. There are about 15 books that my mom bought at an auction years ago.

The books include The Nabob by Daudet, The Black Tulip by Dumas (pere), Memoirs of Young Brides by Balzac and Madame Bovary by Flaubert. Here is a picture of the title page of the book I am reading in the podcast.

You can click on the pictures and make them bigger.
Here is the link to the podcast if you would like to listen to the novel It is also available (free) on Itunes.

This is the spine of the book -- along with the feet of my cat, Sugar.

Across from the title page, there is a picture of the book's author, Victor Hugo.

Let me know if you are interested in more pictures. It is interesting, isn't it?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Needlepoint in Paris and Oliver the Cat

In the Walk With Me section of the Knitlark Lane Podcast Number 17
I talked about going with my friend Georgette -- it was her first trip to Paris -- to a wonderful needlepoint shop on rue des Moulins, near the Opera Garnier.

Here is the link to the shop
and a picture of the front.

This is a picture of the canvas my friend Georgette bought. It is really lovely.

Here are some pictures of some ribbons from La Droguerie, the yarn, ribbon, bead and button shop that I talked about in Podcast #16 and wrote about in the last blog.

(I am working on my picture-taking skills -- I know what I did wrong here -- sorry if it is not the best it could be).

Coming up next is the really EXPENSIVE ribbon I told you about. Both the right side with the dots and the wrong side.

Since my cat Oliver seems to want to be a part of my podcasts (I know you have heard him howling in the background) I thought you might like to see a picture of him. Here he is: