Tag: Provence

Driving from Provence to the French Riviera

Driving from Provence to the French Riviera

| November 6, 2011

After spending three nights in the hilltop village of Roussillon in Provence, we hopped in the car and made our way to Nice on the French Riviera. I had to return the rental car by 5:30pm in Nice so we had to plan our trek carefully. Rental return hours can be unpredictable in Europe so […]

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The Doors and Windows of Roussillon

The Doors and Windows of Roussillon

| October 24, 2011

While Donna and I were staying in the the popular hilltop village of Roussillon in the south of France, we took a stroll down the back streets to look for interesting windows and doors to photograph. Ahhh, it would be hard to invent such textures and finishes! The surfaces were worn, discolored, and cracked…and they […]

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Two Fabulous Days in Avignon, France

Two Fabulous Days in Avignon, France

| October 2, 2011

Today’s feature photo is of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms d’Avignon, or Avignon Cathedral. The interior of the cathedral that you see above is the tallest structure you see in the photo below. The one with the gold statue on top. I was taken by the ornate decoration on the balcony and the light reflecting […]

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A New Day in Provence

A New Day in Provence

| September 30, 2011

When viewing my photographs, some people say, “Were the colors really that bright?” That is a legitimate question, right? I believe that the eye needs to be trained to see color in the natural landscape. How many times have you been mesmerized by the presence of a landscape and did not stop to ask yourself […]

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A quick stop at Sénanque Abbey

A quick stop at Sénanque Abbey

| September 27, 2011

Sorry no lavender but you can’t have it all right? After visiting the hilltop village of Gordes, Donna flipped on the Garmin and set our destination to the famous Sénanque Abbey.  Fortunately, the Abbey was only seven minutes away in a valley just north of Gordes. Upon our arrival, we parked the car in a […]

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Gordes: France’s Quintessential Hilltop Village

Gordes: France’s Quintessential Hilltop Village

| September 26, 2011

It was not an easy decision. I was all cozy in bed with a charming timber-beamed ceiling above me and two shutter-clad widows overlooking the Luberon in a town called Roussillon. After some convincing self-talk, I got up in the dark, hopped in the car, and made my way to the hilltop village of Gordes […]

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When Buildings Attack – Car Crushed by Crumbling Building in France

When Buildings Attack – Car Crushed by Crumbling Building in France

| September 19, 2011

While exploring Avignon on our France vacation, we saw the remains of an Audi station wagon that had been crushed by a fallen building overhang. The police were still standing outside the building with the area barricaded off as we came upon the scene. It wasn’t more than a couple of days earlier that I […]

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Summer Travel Preview: Provence, France

Summer Travel Preview: Provence, France

| March 10, 2011

Since it was this time last year that I posted about our plans to go to Switzerland, I thought it was about time to let you in on our plans for this summer. I got the itch last week and am excited to report that France will be our destination. I am still in the […]

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