Welcome to French at Heart, a photography blog with few words, but many pictures of a country I love, France. All of the photographs were taken by my husband, Dean Polis, and myself, Dawne, and edited in Adobe Photoshop. If you like what you see, I would be honored if you'd leave a comment. And if you would like to learn our Digital Photography secrets, and make photographs like these yourself, [ oh, yes, you can do it!] we would be happy to lead you on an image making adventure to France with us. You may contact us here or at my email iluvfrance@wildblue.net
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Belle Italia

A  V e n e t i a n  R o m a n c e

It seems like everyone is going to Italy.  Shirley, from Simply-Chateau just returned from Venice, and Corey is there now. 
Although we're "French at Heart", we dearly love Italy, too.  Especially Tuscany. And Venice. 

V e n e t i a n  S u n s e t

We've only been to Venice three times, always during Carnevale, the festival which precedes Lent. Now, February brings back memories of those trips...

t h e  l a g o o n

s a n t a  m a r i a  d e l l a  s a l u t e

I took this shot in 2005, before the scaffolding went up.  Must find out if it's down yet.

 Here's a postcard I made using the above image

Gabby from Design Mom also posted pix yesterday from their trip to Florence.  Wonderful photos!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

amoureux à Paris

young lovers

m u s é e  c a r n a v a l e t

this musée, in the Marais, was once the home of Madame de Sévigné, a friend of Louis XIV. I'm fond of this woman because of the elegance and sheer beauty of her former home, but mostly because of the tender loving letters that she wrote to her married daughter.

older lovers

i n   M o n t m a r t r e

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Moulin Rouge--two times

m o u l i n  r o u g e  b l e u

j a c q u e  a t  t h e  m o u l i n  r o u g e