Good morning! Yesterday we saw the end of Dowton Abbey Season 4 as well as the Olympics. I miss them both already. Although there were many critics of the Olympics I personally loved them. My only problem was the incessant criticism and snipping by the American commentators about the mascots, the opening and closing ceremony, and a few other things. I am not going to dwell on that though because they were beautiful.
Did you watch the closing ceremony? Did you have a favorite part? I loved the ballet, the Russian poets and the segment with Chagall.
Which reminded me of another great Russian, Igor Stravinsky one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Did you know that there is a whimsical fountain in Paris inspired by his work?
Created in 1983 by sculptures Jean Tinguely and Niki de Sainte Phalle, the Stravinsky Fountain is located in Place Stravinsky next to the Centre Pompidou.
There are sixteen moving sculptures in all and were inspired by Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring and his other major works.
I always enjoy sitting by this fountain watching the world and the people go by. Do you like the Stravinsky fountain or is there another in Paris that you enjoy?
I hope these colorful photos taken on my last trip to Paris brighten your day, stay warm and safe. If you need a soothing beverage to send you on your way or to welcome you home try this Mocha Hot Chocolate I made recently. You can find the recipe HERE.