Lots of sporting excitement this weekend! On Sunday Europe's biggest horse race - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - is run at Hippodrome de Longchamp. And Saturday night France plays New Zealand at Cardiff, Wales in quarterfinals of the 2007 Rugby World Cup. For both teams, a win is crucial to remain in the competition. I admire the All Blacks, but allez les bleus!
Last year I was in Seville, Spain and missed the Arc. On Sunday, I'll be wearing a hat to cheer on Frankie Dettori riding Authorized in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. After all, the venue is across the street from our apartment! Authorized won the Juddmonte International stakes in York, England in August. The horse is the punters' favourite in Sunday's big event, although certainly not without strong competition from Irish Derby winner Soldier of Fortune and Zambezi Sun.
Frankie Dettori and Authorized claim victory at the Juddmonte International stakes in York, England.
Proceeds from the latest book by famed French photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand go to Reporters sans frontieres pour la liberte de la presse (for press freedom). The profits will help imprisoned journalists and their families, as well as media outlets in difficulty. The book contains more than 100 colour photos of the earth as seen from the air.
The petite red leather opera glasses were a delightful find at the 75th Foire Nationale aux Antiquities, a la Brocante et aux Jambons at Ile de Chatou. The brocante continues through Sunday, Oct. 7th. I will be posting more photos of recent brocante finds.
This tree in the courtyard of our apartment complex normally isn't particularly beautiful. But I think its flame colour prior to shedding its fall leaves is exceptional.