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I took the picture through a wire screen because I had no choice not because I was being clever or in anyway creative but I do like the effect and since this weeks Photo Challenge is called Grid it fits and I thought I might share it.  The challenge for you is to guess where it is … the clue is in the title.


PS:  Unlike my local gothic cathedral this one is black with centuries of filth rather than being built of raven basalt.  So the clean up that is currently and visibly in progress is revealing the honeyed blonde of her youth and doubtless she feels all the zestier for it though whether a place of worship is allowed to have more fun, I rather doubt.

Le Coq Sportif

I’m not a football fan, though if pushed I own to supporting The Arsenal (the fault of Granny – she lived within hearing distance of Highbury when first married and made it conditional of watching Grandstand that The Gunners were your team) …

But it’s pretty unavoidable this Coupe de Monde thing and I must confess that I support France (and not because England didn’t cut le moutarde


– that was inevitable and when the collective English eventually realise that unless a manager is allowed real time to develop his team of players who actually never see one another let alone play together because their high fallutin-tootin teams won’t release them from the gilded contracts to bond properly with their internation team-mates, there will never be that glorious collective ‘YES’ as they bring back international silverware). No I’m not a mealy mouthed ex-pat – I love the French Game (Arsenal – remember has a French manager) and I live here and for me it falls into the politeness bag.

So in a few moments I will be turning up my TV and yelling ‘allez les bleus’ … Let’s turn those Germans to dust mes braves


PS:  In Paris a week ago outside the very ritzy Jardin de Luxembourg, we found these boys … never underestimate the power of a world class tournament to bring sport to the masses #lovefootie