Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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Friday, August 12, 2016

Amalfi Coast .......

Early morning  driving south along the beautiful Amalfi Coast
where most of the way we could see nothing but blue!!
blue skies - nothing but blue skies - as the song goes.

The only division between sea and sky was a border of heavy fog
softly dividing the two elements

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Monday, August 8, 2016

City of Light City of Love .......

City of Light - City of Love
Paris is always a good idea !

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