The stranger

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I moved to France 20 years ago, but I still feel like a stranger. It’s a feeling that I love because it still allows me to be amazed, as I gaze at the surroundings like a tourist on a never ending journey…

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30 thoughts on “The stranger

      • Sabiscuit July 10, 2015 / 1:26 pm

        You really made my week (not on purpose) with that photograph and that reflection. I like the idea of renewal and constant progression forward. It is the impression I have of your character. Have a great day.

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        • HeavyCloud July 10, 2015 / 1:36 pm

          Thank you so much SB. That’s how I am indeed, even if lately it has become a need more than a trait of my personality. Have a great eve. xo

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  1. Pimpf July 10, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    really love your picture, even though you’re here since 20 years , welcome again 😉

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  2. calensariel July 10, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    I know that feeling. Often times when we’re out and about driving around here I try to put myself in a visitor’s place and wonder how they see this area. I think if we don’t practice having new eyes we can miss a whole lot of interesting things. It’s a beautiful picture.

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  3. Miss Evelyn July 10, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    I believe there’s always something to see if you begin to look at things from a different perspective. It allows us to evolve and transform into an improved version of ourselves.

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  4. YesterdayAfter July 11, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    I love the photo and in a similar way I can relate with you! I moved to US almost 13 years ago my feelings are very similar. I am able to be here having new inspirations from a place that it is familiar but still unfamiliar, it allow me to see and discover my surroundings every day with different eyes and perpectives. 😉 Your photo brings beautiful memories to me, I have been in France 3 times I loved to walk in the streets of Paris as much I loved visit all the small towns on the Atlantic Coast in Bretagne and Normandy…:-)

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  5. perpetualadmin July 13, 2015 / 4:00 am

    I think that’s a mindset that should be more common because rarely do people continue to see the world and feel a sense of wonder about it. To be able to see it with metaphorically new eyes every day.

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  6. Purpleanais July 15, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    You moved to my home country! I live in England myself but I do miss France – I’m guessing you like it quite a bit if you’ve been there for the last 20 years 🙂

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    • HeavyCloud July 15, 2015 / 6:35 pm

      Hey, bonjour mon amie et bienvenue chez moi! Yes, I do like it very much. Feel free to ask me if you need something from here, I live in the cassoulet and foie gras side of the country 😉

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      • Purpleanais July 15, 2015 / 6:37 pm

        Bonjour! Je suis originaire de Bourgogne donc moi c’est la moutarde et les vins 🙂

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  7. Tobe Damit September 15, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Tu habitais ou avant?? Je suis de Montreal, Quebec. J’aimerais tellement visiter la France!! J’ai eu la chance de visiter l’Angleterre car ma Grand-Mere est citoyenne Britannique. Elle a rencontré mon grand-pere durant la 2 ieme Grande Guerre, elle travaillait a la Banque Barcalys cdomme caissiere et c’est elle qui changeait les cheques de paye des soldats (on dit le solde en fait il parait?) et mon Grand-Pere s’arrangeait pour toujours etre a son guichet… 4 générations plus tard… Son petit-fils est venu la visiter 2 fois… J’étais juste de l’autre coté de la Manche… Mais ce n’était pas si facile de traverser il parait.. Plus compliqué qu’il n’y paraissait je suppose… Je ne me suis pas obstiné. Déja que je visitais tellement de choses en Angleterre… En tout cas si je pouvcais je serai enchanté de visiter la France!!! Paris… La Ville Lumiere… Ha lalala!!! Chanceuse!! Je cpmprend tellement que tous les grands du rock étaient a Paris dans les années 60 et 70!! C’est la que tout se passait!!

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    • HeavyCloud September 15, 2015 / 6:32 pm

      Je suis Italien (Napolitain en réalité 😀 ) et je travaille en France, à Toulouse, depuis une bonne vingtaine d’années désormais. Et j’aimerais tellement visiter le Quebec et le Canada tout entier. Un de mes groupes favoris de tous les temps est Rush. Je ne sais pas comment ils sont considérés là-bas mais pour moi Lee/Lifeson/Peart sont comme mes meilleurs amis depuis 2112… Porte-toi bien mon ami et à très bientôt!

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      • Tobe Damit September 15, 2015 / 8:50 pm

        Rush et l’album Permanent Waves font partie intégrante des groupes avec lesquels j’ai grandi! Moving Pictures est aussi un classique…2112 aussi d’ailleurs.. Leur batteur est selon moi un des meilleurs au monde avec Bill Bruford et Mr Ginger Baker!! Un super bon documentaire a été fait par Rolling Stone il y a quelques années… Tout un personnage!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwygA3BBUvs

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        • HeavyCloud September 15, 2015 / 9:19 pm

          Ginger Baker c’est le Mal ! 😀 (entre temps grace à toi je télécharge la discographie de Voivod là… content?)

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          • Tobe Damit September 15, 2015 / 10:57 pm

            Voivod cest comme les anchois..On adore ou on déteste!! Mais oui ca fais plaisir!! Tu sais c’est mes potes les gars de Voivod!!

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  8. allentimphotos2 October 28, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Very nice point of view and for the repeating patterns. Also thank you for following my blog. Best with all of your writing and photography.

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  9. Léa December 21, 2015 / 10:53 am

    Ah ha, cassoulet et foire gras country is the south-west. That is my ‘neck of the woods’ as it were. I’ve been here for eight years and while every turn reveals inspiration, delight and wonder, I’ve never felt a stranger. France is the home I’ve searched for since I was a young child. France made sense to me where the Country of origin never did. J’adore la belle France!

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