... is the theme I've been invited to post on today, joining a group of bloggers in different parts of the world. And since I'm late to the party, and intimidated by my illustrious fellow-posters (see here and here for links), mon dieu, followed by merde! was my initial response.
But it's an irresistible quote for a detail-lover like me, and after a day at work spent fretting over words for a tedious report, a quick trawl through my photos for visual images that resonated has been a perfectly pleasant antidote.
This is where the quote took me, without much thought ...
an arch detail, Seville cathedral
detail of a mural, St George Basilica, Prague
stone carving details on windows at the Alhambra, Granada
ceiling details in the Forbidden City, Beijing
doorway detail of the Sé (cathedral), Lisbon
balcony door, Alfama, Lisbon
door in Beijing
pond reflection and ...
detail of water-courses in the minutely planned gardens of the Generalife, Alhambra, Granada
espresso in a Lisbon café
child's face in Imizamo Yethu, Cape Town ...
a minimalist table set for one in Lourmarin, Provence
detail of my sleeping cat
These were all taken in the course of travelling to favourite places, and this has been fun - thanks for the invitation!