Friday, October 2, 2009

Provence

In Provence, we noticed, the towns look way different. Older and more rustic. We loved the colors of windows and shutters, the sound of fountains trickling in the sun, the slower pace.




Colors of Provence


Doesn't Shannon look peaceful, sitting in the warm sun ! {or just tired?}

Fountains




Many of the ruins are from the Roman era, like this gigantic aqueduct. We hiked way up to see it from another angle~it was so worth the climb. At the top, we ran into a couple, who had seen us in the restaurant on my birthday, clear back in the Loire Valley a week earlier. What a coincidence! We exchanged photographing each other.

Later, there was a free dance show/concert, with that huge aqueduct for backdrop. Stunning, actually.

Aquaduct

5 comments:

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

It has been one of those weeks where whatever can go wrong has. It was SO lovely to visit your blog and go on a "vacation" today, I really needed it.

Those brightly colored shutters are in such fantastic contrast to the neutral tones buildings!

Mon Cheri said...

Thanks, Molly
The colored shutters seem to define each home from the one next to it~we just loved that!

Anonymous said...

Love those colored shutters!! Enjoying the "travels"!!! Wonderful pictures!

nanajoy said...

"Anonymous" was Nanajoy!!! :)

Renee said...

These are the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Oh, what a dream!!