If it’s Friday, it must be France …
As you know, photography and France are two of my favourite blogging topics and occasionally I have the opportunity to combine them. Like today!
“Distance” is the theme on Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack and this photo is one I took on an early May morning when my husband and I were on our way to the Nice airport to pick up visitors. The air was cool and crisp, offering us perfect visibility past the iconic Marina Baie Des Anges condos, over the city of Nice, across the lower hills of l’arriére pays and up to the summits of the Alpes-Maritimes that run into Italy.
Next is a morning sunrise shot with the overnight ferry from Corsica in the distance covering the last few kilometres to Nice . I would pause to to take in this scene most mornings as I worked on my first draft of The Promise of Provence. Before I began writing I seldom saw a sunrise!
And then this classic shot taken from the castle ruins at the top of the Jardin Exotique in the perched village of Eze, which shows the beauty of the distance one sees along the Côte d’Azur. This same shot can probably be found in millions of photo albums around the world, taken by every tourist who has visited there. I smiled when I saw it on my friend, Susie Lindau’s blog after her recent trip overseas. (If you haven’t stopped by to wish Susie well with her recent surgery, now is the time!) I know I’ve shown this photo to you before so thanks for indulging me one more time!
Part of the fun of these photo challenges, is visiting other blogs to see what has been posted. Here are couple of my favourites this week:
You never know from where in the world the photos will be. It’s always a trip and so much fun!
And that, dear friends, is my segue to letting you know … speaking of trips … that The Promise of Provence is featured on the Travel Novels website this week. Click right here to stop by and have a look, leave a word, or share. Merci beaucoup!
If you have some favourite photos that would fit in with the “distance” theme, why not post them and join the challenge. The more the merrier!