French Lessons: un éclair
This weekend while I was helping a photographer friend shoot a wedding at beautiful chateau in Tours, 2.5 hours outside of Paris, I learned a very important French word while watching the storm roll in during our dinner break: un éclair. While I have long been familiar with the wonderful oblong pastry filled with cream filling and covered with icing – typically chocolate or coffee flavored – the fact that the same word is used for “lightning” amused me greatly. So as we finished our dessert, we also enjoyed regarder des éclairs dans le ciel. Watching the eclairs [lightning] in the sky.
French Lessons is an ongoing series where I teach you French words while beefing up my Illustrator skills.