Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Days 147 to 152 and only 225 to go.

Cars we met on this trip around France.I have to admit that the month in France has thrown me out a bit but tomorrow we fly out for Australia and Melbourne and things will return to normal - whatever is normal in our life, that is.

Day 147 - 230 to go
As I walked out with a baguette under my arm in Saint Remy de Provence I spied this early Peugeot utility. Not a common sight these days. Luck I had my camera.
Day 148 - 229 to go
Seen in Provence - obviously an obsessive 2CV enthusiast.
Day 149 - 228 to go
I've had a few of these in the garage over the years. The Traction Avant always holds a soft spot in my affairs with French cars. Seen at a Citroen museum at Castellane near the Canyon Verdon.
Day 150 - 227 to go
A latter model 2CV with the square eyes. Looking a little sad in Carccassone - South of France in the Languedoc.
Day 151 - 226 to go
I'd always had a hankering for a Citroen Dyane. Seen in Chinon.
Day 152 - 225 to go
The car to the right was my very first running car - it was a Renault Dauphine.
My father bought it for me because it was slow and cheap.
The car to the left was one that Sue's mother had. In Australia it was called the Renault 750. In France maybe it was a Renault 4CV but tell me if I'm wrong.
Both seen in my carry-on at the moment headed for Melbourne.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 139 to 146.....232 to go

Scenes from the Loire
Day 139 - 238 to go

Day 140 - faded signs - 237 to go.

Day 141 - A ruined castle known to friends living in the village -  236  to go.

Day 142 - Those same friends would know these trees - 235 to go.

Day 143 - village scene in rural France - 234 to go.

Day 144 - A small unknown Chateau in the Loire - 233 to go.

Day 145 - The Cher River - 232 to go.

Day 146 - a chateau sitting high above the river Cher - 231 to go

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Days 131 to Day 138: 239 to go

Scenes from the Saint Remy de Provence Market
Day 131 - 246 to go 
Day 132 - 245 to go

Day 133 - 244 to go

Day 134 - 243 to go

Day 135 - 242 to go

Day 136 - 241 to go

Day 137 - 240 to go
Day 138 - 239 to go

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 128/129/130 - Being Slack - 246 days to go

Being in France for the first week of our month here has made me slack on my daily photos of France.
The constant postings on our other blog has put me behind.
So here are three photos to bring us back on schedule.

A great Foodie's Disneyland in Marseille

Matisse Chapel in Vence - Provence

Reflections in an Artists window sop front in Grasse.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 128 - Paris Rooftops- 248 to go

Paris Rooftops taken from Galleries Lafayette

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day127 - Paris is inSeine - 249 to go

Paris is inSeine

Day 126 - Mirebeau Creperie - 250 to go

The best little creperie in the whole of France - well, in our experience and just 30 kms up the road from Poitiers.
Careful not to disturb the owners Boxer though.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day125 - Columns of Colour - 251 to go

Every column within Englise Notre-Dame has its own individual design painted upon it.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 124 - Shafts of Light - 252 to go

The beams of light shine down on the interior of Englise Notre-Dame le Grande Poitiers.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 123 - Poitiers - 253 to go

Sitting there since the 11th century, Englise Notre-Dame le Grande overlooks Charles de Gaulle Place at Poitiers in west central France.

Day 122 - Moving On - 254 to go.

We leave the Dordogne
and the homes of Troglodytes for the Loire.