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Heather Robinson (Heather in Arles)
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Attended The Yale School of Drama and New York University
Lives in Arles, France
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Little and Big, 3.5
The postman was waiting in front of the gate as I returned with the dogs from our morning walk. He is a funny character in his way. Youngish - the -ish being key - and with a laid back air that I find frequently in the postal workers here. Often he is smoki...
The postman was waiting in front of the gate as I returned with the dogs from our morning walk. He is a funny character in his way. Youngish - the -ish being key - and with a laid back air that I find frequently in the postal workers here. Often he is smoking a cheroot as he makes his rounds, ...
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Lumières: Carte-blanche à Christian Lacroix, Musée Cognacq-Jay - Paris
I have always preferred Paris' small museums. Within their confines, I can focus freely without the push and pull of crowds and each has something unique in perspective to offer while always tilting towards the beautiful. The Musée Cognacq-Jay  was one of m...
Within their confines, I can focus freely without the push and pull of crowds and each has something unique in perspective to offer while always tilting towards the beautiful. The Musée Cognacq-Jay was one of my favorites while I lived there, certainly as it was one of the least known bijoux of ...
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A real fine art collection. Walking and viewing the collection gives the “visitor" time to think, “to conjure up the romanticism of the period in order to be swept from one room to another.” We had an old friend (she passed away not too long ago) who made miniature houses and used to tell us the stories where and how and why she  bought the tiny furnitures  for her very tiny houses during her travels abroad. Experience and stories behind each collection made us feel like we were traveling with her..

And added to the pleasure is experiencing the renovation of the museum by a celebrated designer.
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Mad about the Marais - Paris
After leaving the Place des Vosges , I walked briskly up to the Musee Carnavalet . My combat boots thudded on the pavement for I was dressed to make the most of my very short time in Paris  and not to catch the eye of Mr. Cunningham .  But, as always, when ...
After leaving the Place des Vosges, I walked briskly up to the Musee Carnavalet. My combat boots thudded on the pavement for I was dressed to make the most of my very short time in Paris and not to catch the eye of Mr. Cunningham. But, as always, when I turned into the gardens, which, ...
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Pausing in the Place des Vosges - Paris
Paris can impress, even on the best of days. I needed to find the eye in the storm of the energy swirling around me and to get reacquainted with her under the best of circumstances. I had to remember ...je connais cette ville, ça va, respire... I used to li...
I needed to find the eye in the storm of the energy swirling around me and to get reacquainted with her under the best of circumstances. I had to remember...je connais cette ville, ça va, respire...I used to live here, I am no stranger. But the truth of it was that I was also quite nervous about ...
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Complexity of dreams and decisions. Courage softens the enormity of the future. Voila, the landscape built with history and elegance, and there you are. 

Before I close my eyes and cross the divide I wish to see what you captured in your photos.

Thank you Heather for the wonderful photos and personal reflections.
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The Palais Royal - Paris
It had been years and years  since I last was in Paris. And I honestly can't remember the last time I was able to wander quietly on my own, just to see and dream... Perhaps just before leaving for Provence nearly ten years ago? And so, last Thursday, as I o...
And of course that included walking through the arches of the Palais Royal in the 1st Arrondissement - that little jewel box in the very heart of Paris, that just might be the heart of Paris for it pumps out an oxygen that makes us all breathe... ...that undefinable perfume.
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I love the symmetry, parallel lines and columns, fragrance of Paris, 

A beautiful day and the elegance of her simplicity.

I hope before my sun sets I can experience similar excitement of the place.

 
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Little and Big
The Marie or town hall must have given the order to go ahead, that it was time. And so this morning, I crossed paths with the cranky elderly man in his bent baseball cap, crouched low over the steering wheel of the tractor as it mowed down Winter's fields. ...
The Marie or town hall must have given the order to go ahead, that it was time. And so this morning, I crossed paths with the cranky elderly man in his bent baseball cap, crouched low over the steering wheel of the tractor as it mowed down Winter's fields. He ignores everyone while driving, ...
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Lumières: Carte-blanche à Christian Lacroix, Musée Cognacq-Jay - Paris, Part two
To read my initial post on this exhibition, please click:  here. "What if beauty was something that you could hold in your hands? Not a beautiful object but the idea of it? What might that be? Would it be heavy or light?" These are some of the questions tha...
"What if beauty was something that you could hold in your hands? Not a beautiful object but the idea of it? What might that be? Would it be heavy or light?" These are some of the questions that I took with me as I walked away from the Musée Cognacq-Jay's sublime exhibition Lumières: ...
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To think free and one’s own for the first time was probably one of the greatest time in history and leading to the time of independent thinkers questioning the rules of established religion and medieval hierarchy. Viewing the exhibits and think of what it represent once in time will lift our heart with and yes,"my heart would still rise up like Fragonards's girl on "The Swing” .” I will try to imagine what I didn’t see.
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Diamonds for breakfast
"They love to discover, these two." It is a bit of a catch-phrase between Remi and I. Because it is oh-so true. Discovery...the power of it, the adventure...has been a long link in our relationship. As a perpetual revelation of the new, it can be addictive....
"They love to discover, these two." It is a bit of a catch-phrase between Remi and I. Because it is oh-so true. Discovery...the power of it, the adventure...has been a long link in our relationship. As a perpetual revelation of the new, it can be addictive. We roamed the world wide to sip its ...
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Springtime in our courtyard
Glorious.  It is a word true to its sound, both expansive and bright, reaching upwards. And that is the feeling floating through our courtyard these past few days. Remi and I - yes and the dogs too - are waking up slowly to the Spring that has arrived on ou...
It is a word true to its sound, both expansive and bright, reaching upwards. And that is the feeling floating through our courtyard these past few days. Remi and I - yes and the dogs too - are waking up slowly to the Spring that has arrived on our doorstep in full force.
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Little and Big, part two
I have been taking photographs of  the blooms  everyday. I currently have "510 items" in the Magnolia Tree 2015 folder, many of which I haven't even opened yet. For just the active looking at beauty within the multifold leaves is my meditation and it does m...
I have been taking photographs of the blooms everyday. I currently have "510 items" in the Magnolia Tree 2015 folder, many of which I haven't even opened yet. For just the active looking at beauty within the multifold leaves is my meditation and it does me good.
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A prayer for Tanna in Vanuatu
My thoughts are far from Provence today. They are on the other side of the world, actually, hovering with worry over the island of Tanna in the archipelago of Vanuatu. Perhaps you have read about the damage that Tropical Cyclone Pam has wrecked on Vanuatu, ...
Perhaps you have read about the damage that Tropical Cyclone Pam has wrecked on Vanuatu, a country made up of 83 islands in the far reaches of the Pacific. It was a level 5 cyclone - the highest - and has widely been declared one of the worst, if not the worst, such tropical cyclone to have ...
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It’s wonderful to meet the natives where they live. Was there any moment of awkwardness seeing the tribe in their aboriginal traditional clothes? It’s like a self-teachable moment-a learning experience of meeting people that seemed lost in time. An experience deep and rare.
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Kipling's Second Anniversary
"Are they buddies now? Because they look like they are." I paused before replying to my Sister's question, "Kiiiind of." But I thought about it afterwards as well as the iphone photo that I had sent her. Certainly, they were practically snuggled up together...
"Are they buddies now? Because they look like they are." I paused before replying to my Sister's question, "Kiiiind of." But I thought about it afterwards as well as the iphone photo that I had sent her. Certainly, they were practically snuggled up together in it. Could my long held wishes be ...
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Aaah. Makes my heart melt.
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I am a blogger, travel writer and budding photographer based in Provence.
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  • Lost in Arles
    Blogger, 2010 - present
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Arles, France
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New York City - Santa Cruz, California - Paris, France - York, Pennsylvania - Mason, Michigan - Gahanna, Ohio - Colerain, Ohio - Covington, Kentucky
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Exploring life in the South of France and everything that makes living in a small town in Provence worthwhile...
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Travel writer Heather Robinson earned a MFA from the Yale School of Drama and was a professional actor in NYC before falling in love with a Frenchman and moving overseas. Together, they have travelled the world as a writer-photographer team. Heather has been a regular contributor to Grands Reportages magazine in France where her work has also been seen in Figaro Magazine, Hotel & Lodge and Le Monde des Religions. She has also been published in various magazines in Europe, Asia and Africa. She lives in a small village in Provence with Remi Benali and their Golden Retrievers, Ben and Kipling. 
Feel free to email me at robinsonheather (at) yahoo.com
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  • The Yale School of Drama and New York University
    Theatre, 2013
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