31 May 2010
Monaco seen from up
Montecarlo Bay Hotel and Resort
30 May 2010
From my kitchen window:
29 May 2010
28 May 2010
I’ve been practicing on photo editing skills so I need to dig out on my photoarchives:
27 May 2010
It’s late spring and I am surrounded by flowers in bloom. I miss my garden in the Var and am glad I have picture memories of them. I am passionate about gardens but it is no longer possible to create one as our nomadic lifestyle will just leave them dry and untended. I will just make do in enjoying other people’s gardens.
Here are some images taken from my garden in Provence
It’s Pentecost Monday in France, a non-working holiday, so what does everybody do when one don’t have to go to work or to school?
Go to Depot-Vente (Second-hand shop)
Go drive and enjoy the countryside scenery
Go to the lake to cool off
Go to the Marina and practice creative photography
Or simply stay home and relax
21 May 2010
Market Day in Ventimiglia, Italy
17 May 2010
17 May 2010
DRIVING IN FRANCE
16 May 2010
A visit to Rye, East Sussex, UK
15 May 2010
14 May 2010
This 16-mile tidal lagoon, The Fleet, makes this area and the beach opposite it (Chesil Beach) as one of Britain’s best view. It forms part of the Jurassic Coast and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Royal Engineers bridge demolition training takes place here because it is an ideal safety location for basic watermanship, improvised raft construction, and training on assault boats.
13 May 2010
The Blue Bell fields of Dorset
The Cerne Valley, Dorset
In front of you is the Cerne Giant, perhaps the most famous and controversial figure in Britain. It is 60 meters high and 51 meters wide, one of the three ancient figures cut into the English chalk downlands, the others being the Long Man of Wilmington in East Sussex and the Uffington White Horse in Berkshire. Some believe that he represents the Roman god, Hercules, and is over 1,500 years old. Others suggest that the Giant is a caricature of Oliver Cromwell and is only about 350 years old. This argument centers on the fact that there is no reference to the giant in any historic documents until 1694………
This very elaborate stone vaulted porch of the Cerne Abbey is one of few structures that survived after the dissolution of monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England, Wales and Ireland by Henry VIII (between 1536 and 1541)
Cerne Village, Dorset
12 May 2010
What does the two above images have in common?
Image (1) is a scene of John Fowles’ classic novel, “The French Lieutenant’s woman” starring Meryl Streep
Meryll Streep and the Seagull are both standing on the Cobb, the harbour wall of Lyme Regis.
We drove to this coastal town of Dorset (SW of England) as we were supposed to meet up with our friends in the area. But first, we did some sightseeing to this famous English holiday resort.
11 May 2010
I am flying to the UK today to “fetch” my husband. Well, Mt Eyjafjallajoekull of Iceland is continuously spewing those volcanic ash causing all UK airports to close down again so we decided that I join him in the UK with the intention of driving the British car from there to home. It’s boring to drive alone.
09 May 2010
07 May 2010
HOME in France
05 May 210
04 May 2010
BETWEEN ITALY and FRANCE
03 May 2010
Palazzo Doria Spinola which houses the National Gallery
02 May 2010
CELICE, Liguria, Italy
“Una bella terrazza! (A beautiful terrace!)
My first Italian sentence (just memorized it yesterday before driving to Italy) already took us to floral heights! Upon saying it to this kind Senora, she started talking about how she singlehandedly planted all the blooms in this terrace. She was extolling the beauty of the flower on the left (Clematis) so I asked if I could take a photo of it (including her of course)
Who can tell which windows are real or not?
01 May 2010
The one in the background is Millefeuille and the one in front is called Tarte aux fruits