This is a book about the love of France and the French. The photographs were taken over many visits to Paris and the rest of the country, mostly during the spring and fall, when the air is crisp and the weather interesting.
Richard Nilsen was art critic for The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Ariz., for 25 years. He was also the classical music critic, the dance critic, the opera critic, the architecture critic and the backup movie critic. He has written for every section of the newspaper except the Business section. He has been a photographer for more than 40 years. Now retired, he lives in the Blue Ridge.