All posts tagged: France

Paris wedding charivari (Shivaree)

In France, the custom of charivari now often includes a drive through the town in a parade of decorated cars with horns blaring.  The older custom was to make noise as the couple left the church or at the home of the newlyweds on their wedding night, but customs change over the years.  This was the couples car for a wedding in Paris .

Almonds at Weddings

Candied almonds have historically been given as wedding gifts or served to the guests as wedding favors.  In France, Calissons d’Aix en Provence are said to have been served at the wedding of the king in the 1400s.  The Italians serve five almonds to signify five wishes for the bride and groom –  health, wealth, happiness, children and long life.  known by many names – dragee, confetti, Jordan Almonds, mlabas, koufeta – they are popular at many American weddings as well.

Strasbourg France

Really nice having some down time while traveling.  Just leisurely wandering instead of rushing to the next planned activity. OUR TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CAMERA EQUIPMENT OUR LIST OF FAVORITE EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY Traveling with camera equipment can get a little tricky, so we have listed some of our favorite tips for making it easier. Take only your favorite camera and lenses use a comfortable cross-body camera case always carry a polarizer use watertight and shock resistant equipment put gel packets in the camera case CAMERAS – Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5D Mark II LENSES – Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L II, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM Ultra Wide angle Zoom, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II zoom Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L macro OTHER EQUIPMENT – Hoya 77mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB 160MB/s CompactFlash cards CompactFlash card case that is watertight and shock resistant Interteck reusable blue silica gel packets Tamrac sling pack camera bag

Strasbourg France

Our romantic cruise down the Rhine was now abruptly over due to the crash.  There was a gash in the side of the Viking River Cruise boat, and it could not continue.  We were now in Strasbourg and were about to spend a few days there.  But, if you are going to be stuck someplace in Europe, Strasbourg is a pretty good place.  The city is gorgeous.  We continued on with trying the local food and wandering around the town.  The leaves were changing color and the town is surrounded by a canal, bordered by half timber houses and lots of trees, so it looks beautiful in the fall. OUR TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CAMERA EQUIPMENT OUR LIST OF FAVORITE EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY Traveling with camera equipment can get a little tricky, so we have listed some of our favorite tips for making it easier. Take only your favorite camera and lenses use a comfortable cross-body camera case always carry a polarizer use watertight and shock resistant equipment put gel packets in the camera …

Villefranche sur mer France

Villefranche sur Mer in the South of France

5 TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CAMERA EQUIPMENT OUR LIST OF FAVORITE EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY Traveling with camera equipment can get a little tricky, so we have listed some of our favorite tips for making it easier. Take only your favorite camera and lenses use a comfortable cross-body camera case always carry a polarizer use watertight and shock resistant equipment put gel packets in the camera case CAMERAS – Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5D Mark II LENSES – Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L II, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM Ultra Wide angle Zoom, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II zoom Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L macro OTHER EQUIPMENT – Hoya 77mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB 160MB/s CompactFlash cards CompactFlash card case that is watertight and shock resistant Interteck reusable blue silica gel packets Tamrac sling pack camera bag