Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, December 16, 2016

Skywatching over Brittany ....



Emerald Coast - Brittany - France

One of the things I love to do when travelling in different corners of the world
is capturing the different sky-scapes





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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Strolling around Lourmarin ........




Lourmarin sits in the heart of Provence
and I would like to say that it is a sleepy little village with residents going about the normal life
but it has become well known amid the tourists trail and now anytime between 11am and 3pm
it is difficult to find a seat in any café or eatery.




The beauty of staying a week or two is that us long stay tourist
get to savour the ambiance of a place by rising early and strolling the deserted laneways
before mingling with the locals in the little boulangerie
carefully selecting a few delicacies for
le-petit-dejeuner







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Monday, December 5, 2016

Carrosserie ......




I had to smile when spotting this car shop in the lovely village of Bonnieux
I know the French like to use the suffix ie for a lot of shops
like Patisserie-cremerie-boulangerie and Pharmacie
But to see this quaint business referred to as a Carrossserie
really made my day.

Oh! and wouldn't it be nice to go zipping around Provence in that
cute cherry-red Volkswagon
If only I could get the hang of driving on the opposite side of the road !!



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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Golden Days in Provence ....



 golden banksia roses drooping along this wonderful golden stone archway
in the pretty village of lourmarin



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Sunday, October 23, 2016

no blue without orange ....




Faded and worn blue shutters fit beautifully upon burnished orange stone walls
 in the perfume capital of the world  - Grasse




As Vincent Van Gogh once said
"There is no blue without orange and without yellow"
I think he was right !!





Friday, September 16, 2016

Reflections in Place Massena .......



 ~   Place Massena  -  Nice France  ~

reflections everywhere in this beautiful area
where people from all over the world come
to take -  and be photographed




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Monday, August 29, 2016

Lichen and Roses ...........


Verdun - Normandie

spotted along the lane beside one of our many B & B stopovers in rural France
such a pretty corner of the world








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Monday, August 15, 2016

Meandering the backroads of The Luberon ......



 The Luberon area of Provence was made famous by
Peter Mayle's books -  "A Year in Provence" and "A Good Year"

It's just as depicted with clusters of quaint hilltop villages
ideal for walking - or cycling to and from 
or getting absolutely lost amid the vineyards and beaten tracks
of this wonderful area of the world




gold - lavender and of course in summer
red from the open fields of poppies
which stretch as far as the eyes can see
I loved it all 









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