I wrote on my last post about the gearbox-smashing incident we had with the van that put H and me a bit rattled, fortunately, it happened in Menton on a beautiful sunny day so we had a chance to de-shock and de-stress by quickly exploring the town and sunbathing on the beach.
Here is my photo story. Enjoy!
Because Menton enjoys one of the longest sunny days in Europe and being one of the most beautiful resorts in the French Riviera, tourists come almost all year round. You can tell that this lady is a tourist guide by the brightly coloured umbrella she’s holding despite the beautiful blue sky!
The Lemon Festival to which Menton is famous for, was ongoing that time, so street concerts abound in every corner. Even me, while photographing the dancing audience cannot help but shake with the beat!
When the music being played is one that you used to adore when you were younger, naturally, it brings back happy youthful memories!
In Menton, open-air restaurants like this one line up the sea promenade, something that the doves, eternally in search of food, truly enjoy…
Ahh… family! Thank goodness for a place like this….
That attracts people of all ages!
– even great for discussing business –
And here are some sea quotes to ponder –
“It’s hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy…Beach Therapy.”
– Amy Dykens
“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” – Robert Henri
“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea–whether it is to sail or to watch it–we are going back from whence we came.” – John F. Kennedy