In the city straight lines are easy to find.The water looks almost like Glass.
The river bordering Old Town, where Sacramento grew during the Gold Rush 1849
to a sprawling city, as it was connected to highway 49, the main vein of gold back then,
and became later the Capital of California.
They say there is still gold in California, but too costly to get to.
ABC Wed. – G, Weekend Reflection


In Nature it’s a mixed bag, straight or bowed or wriggly. A Hydrangea on its last legs.
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One of my non-digital images.
The Inner Court Yard  of the beautiful castle St Germain-en-Laye in St. Germain (suburb N. of Paris). We were allowed to visit certain parts, so we did not go on the 2nd or 3rd story. It’s now a museum of Antiquities.  Am counting at least 2-3 DOORS, and several arch ways.
This was the time we visited Paris to investigate about my maternal background, but did not come very far, because my French is just un petite peu (a little bit).

At one point in time the French government wanted to give the castles back to the families who once owned it ( in the fifties), if they would renovate it.  Uncle Louis received that letter, but unfortunately uncle Louis was a social worker, no millionaire.

We discovered that St Germain is a common name in the nobility families, and just wanted to find out which castle once belonged to my mothers family.
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39 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I love straight lines, but wriggly can be fun, especially in the reflections.

  2. Fun60 says:

    I like the reflection very much.

  3. I love these photos — have always thought that hydrangeas are such interesting plants – they are lovely in all stages.

  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    St Germain-en-Laye looks gorgeous. I love architecture with curved lines. As you said, there are so many straight lines in manmade construction, having the rounded ones are pleasing to the eye.

  5. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Joanne! After your visit – saw your gravatar – but didn’t read it until after I gave some more info about that castle in my post.

  6. elizabethfstewart says:

    Beautiful photos!

  7. riitta k says:

    Your bridge photo is so stunning ❤

  8. Peabea says:

    So have on my list to plant Hydrangea..maybe this year. Lovely flower and even yours in the photo that is wilting is still pretty. 🙂

  9. photo’s with reflections are beautiful, I love to capture it myself , Always on the look out for it

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  10. The bridge photo is awesome, Jesh.

  11. jesh stg says:

    Elizabeth, tried to look up your blog, but no wasn’t able to – thank you for your kind comment!

  12. Ally Bean says:

    I like the straight lines in the first photo. Odd for me because I’m usually more of a squiggly person. I didn’t know St. Germain was a common name. I always thought that it sounded unique and regal. What do I know, eh?

  13. Time to prune them now, just as the sap is rising.

  14. The most popular soccer team in Paris is Paris St Germain.

  15. Jackie says:

    As akways love your selections.

  16. I like all the lines, Jesh. The castle is a perfect example of the phrase “shabby genteel.” I can’t even imagine the cost of trying to get it fixed up!!


  17. I love the reflection in your first image, Jesh. What a pity your uncle Louis couldn’t afford to renovate that old castle, think what you could have done with it – wouldn’t it be a great place to set up an art school?

  18. Norm 2.0 says:

    A wonderful collection again this week. I love the design of that building with all of those curves and arches 🙂

  19. Beautiful examples of straight and wiggly! I love the old French castle, and learning a bit more about your family heritage.

  20. jesh stg says:

    Since it is a non digital image, I had to accentuate the color that was on there to fill up all the white spaces, but in reality it looks more like the stone of your Terre Bonne church. It also means the lines of the renaissance building style are not as heavy as it looks like in the capture.

  21. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Melody! Reflections are harder to find on the country side:)

  22. jesh stg says:

    I know! Or, a retreat for veterans. Am surrounded here by them, and each has some measure of post-trauma, but always charitable and hospitable. Of course they would never go to a therapist, sadly.

  23. Peter B says:

    It’s fascinating how you are linked to nobility!! Just think, had things been slightly different with Uncle Louis, you might own that castle now, or at the very least, it would still be in your family. Life takes such interesting twists and turns!

  24. Jim says:

    Good sky

  25. jesh stg says:

    Thanks! I always wait for some time to reveal that – so the ones who comment know me without my heritage:)

  26. Roger Green says:

    I LOVE water when it looks like glass

  27. Your photography is always wonderful, but I really like the shot of the sky through the branches. 🙂

  28. Wonderful pictures, the great reflection of the bridge is my favorite.

  29. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Judy. Since there are so many trees around here, when I point the camera up, I still get a “land/sky scape:) Have a great weekend!

  30. Beautiful. The river water does look like glass with gentle ripples. Love the close up photo of the hydrangea. I thought the St Germain-en-Laye is a painting. You should really paint that, it would be beautiful!


  31. slfinnell says:

    I’ve been scanning some old ‘hard copy’ photos. Fun to go back and reminisce but I forget to look for doors in the process. lol

  32. jammy7000 says:

    Ahhhh, Paris! It is a wonderful place and it’s great seeing your photos, Jesh. I must scan more of my non-digital photos as they are all fading in albums…
    Thank you for taking part in the Travel Tuesday meme.

  33. I love reflections…My niece is going to elope to Paris….Michelle

  34. James says:

    Nice shots! I love the reflection!

  35. Such a pity, therapy can work wonders if the person allows it to.

  36. jesh stg says:

    In the Armed forces is a high need for optimum performance. Anything less is not accepted, so it’s hard to separate oneself from that mindset.
    On the other hand though, when they like you, they would give you their shirt off their back.

  37. Some pay a high price in spite of contributing so much to their country.

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