Saturday, October 11, 2008

Why I love the Seine-et-Marne

One of the things I like best about living in the département Seine-et-Marne is, well, the Seine and the Marne rivers, and the numerous little canals that are so common in the towns around here. The Marne is everywhere here, it seems, and during one 45 minute bus ride home from school, we cross it no less than three times, which seems impossible, I know, but is nonetheless true. And one of the nice things about having a relatively undemanding schedule here is the ability to take off and wander aimlessly on a nice day, with my camera in one hand and a good book in the other. Here are some of the pictures I took:

Along the Canal de l'Ourq in Meaux:

The Marne River on a cloudy day in Meaux:
Along the canal in Chelles:
The Marne in Chelles:


  1. Very nice pictures!
    I really like the one of the écluse house. It seems uninhabited though.

  2. SO jealous! Like I mentioned in a previous comment, I'm living vicariously through you.

    Enjoy the wine.

  3. oh! i hope you are perfecting your stone skipping skills!