October 28, 2013

Europe by Colour: Green

Today's post, the third in a series on my favourite travel photos by colour, features the colour green.

The lush countryside in the Burgundy region of France offers many peaceful scenes like these Charolais cows grazing on the gently rolling hills in the Mâconnais.



The Mâconnais Countryside

October 21, 2013

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Cap Ferrat – the name conjures visions of million dollar villas hidden behind massive security gates. In the 1800s, the peninsula was a popular spot for wealthy families in Nice to come for a picnic.  In the 1950s, celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton discovered the town of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Today the village is a quiet side trip on France's Côte d'Azur.


View of Cap Ferrat from Eze Village

October 07, 2013

Europe by Colour: Blue

This is the second in a series of posts featuring my favourite travel photos in five colour categories: red, blue, green, yellow and white. The first post featured the colour red. Next up is my favourite colour, blue.

The clear skies over the Tuileries Gardens in Paris formed a lovely backdrop for this white marble sculpture by Nicolas Coustou, La Seine et la Marne. The photo was taken on the Bastille Day weekend and the French flag can be seen waving above the treetops.



La Seine et la Marne, Nicolas Coustou
Tuileries Gardens, Paris