We Red Cardinals have arrived home, tired but exhilarated after our long flight around the globe.
The Art and Music tour in the South of France was blissful...
But then, so was the Canadian Fall and the time with daughter and grandchildren...
|'The Jewel', Changi Airport, Singapore|
I was unable to blog along the way due to time constraints and no 'puter..
Let's see how I go after the event....
Flying to London, via Singapore:
'The Jewel', a huge circular shopping mall attached to the airport.
Nobody told us about the amazing waterfall centred in a vertical garden.
Astonishing...and a great relief from the Singapore heat...
And on to London for a day of rest...
We caught up with old friends for lunch and lots of chat, popped into Covent Garden, and had a little walk on the Mall. Said 'Hi' to Her Majesty...
|The Mall, looking towards Buckingham Palace|
Naturally, we explored the Impressionists at the National Gallery, in preparation for our tour in Provence..
|Paul Cezanne 'The Sea at L'Estaque', 1876|
|Vincent van Gogh, 'A Wheatfield, with Cypresses', 1889|
|Pierre-August Renoir, 'At the Theatre', 1876-77|
After these excitements, we caught our flight to Nice..
Our first time on British Airways, the flight just over an hour, and look at the delicious Afternoon Tea we were served. Take note of the warmed scone and the Rodda's clotted cream. I have sent a note to Qantas, Australia, to consider this for the Brisbane-Sydney flight. Just saying..
Nice was nice...
In fact, it was absolutely glorious..
Matisse once lived here...
We met our tour companions for the next fortnight at dinner by the brilliant Mediterranean Blue sea..
Until next time..