At display is the scenic queen of the Luberon's hilltop villages, the tiered village of Gordes seems to teeter improbably on the edge of the sheer rock faces of the Vaucluse plateau from which it rises, it's a living postcard but unfortunately it's also seethingly popular - Gordes, France
Ghent Flanders Festival kicked off the cultural season with the 16thedition of OdeGand. The music festival is set to shake Ghent to its foundations—all day long and into the night—with 60 indoor and open-air concerts at over 15 great venues. A swinging evening programme was kicked off by Isolde Lasoen and band at the Graslei and Korenlei - Ghent, Belgium
Ghent Flanders Festival kicked off the cultural season with the 16thedition of OdeGand. The music festival is set to shake Ghent to its foundations—all day long and into the night—with 60 indoor and open-air concerts at over 15 great venues. A swinging evening programme was kicked off by Isolde Lasoen and band at the Graslei and Korenlei. The evening was concluded with superb fireworks - Ghent, Belgium
Groves of chestnut and pine surround sunset-coloured ochre formations, rising on a clifftop. We followed the 50 minutes circular trail and twisted through the mini-desert landscape – it’s like stepping into another world; the colours are just surreal! A must visit when you are in the neighbourhood - Roussillon, France
Troyes is often overlooked but it’s one of the best places to get a sense of what Europe looked like back when Molière was penning his finest plays. Troyes’old town is astonishingly intact. Its ludicrously pretty historic centre wings you back to the Middle Ages, with its warren of cobbled streets, fine ensemble of half-timbered houses in pastel hues and uplifting Gothic churches - Troyes, France
Clinging to the edge of a rock, Venasque dominates the Nesque valley. Venasque is listed as on of the most beautiful villages in France – Venasque, Le Leburon, France
A similar photograph as the ones I posted yesterday and the day before yesterday… just a little later that same evening.The dusk and twilight hours are undoubtedly my favorite time of day to take photographs.It offers a unique lighting scenario, within which ambient light gradually fades, creating a sparse but magical effect that is almost impossible to create artificially. It fades into the artificial light being emitted by the spots lightening the Pont d'Avignon and Palais des Papes – Avignon, France.
Another Postcard Greeting From Avignon - Another postcard greeting from Avignon – This picture is significantly more popular than the one from yesterday’s post. Long exposure gives the image a different look, and it almost seems like the subject is lost in time. With blurring the clouds I got rid of other distractions and made the Palais des Papes and the Pont d'Avignon more the main focus points - Avignon, France
Legend says Pastor Bénézet (a former shepherd) had three visions urging him to build a bridge across the Rhône. Completed in 1185, the 900m-long bridge linked Avignon with Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. It was rebuilt several times before all but four of its 22 spans were washed away in the 1600s, leaving the far side marooned in the middle of the Rhône. And no, we did not spot anyone dancing on the bridge… Avignon, France.
With its narrow streets, some made up of steps, its ochre-coloured houses built into each other, each more colourful and harmonious than the next, and its galleries, where artists and potters exhibit their creations, the village of Roussillon is continually enchanting, especially at sunset, when the sun's low rays illuminate the façades - Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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I’ve been living in and traveling to the USA for decades… And, the more I travel in the US the more I realize just how much of it there is to see. I still haven't been to Yellowstone or Yosemite or some of the smaller states. I have only seen a tiny slice of Texas, and have a huge amount of the Midwest left to explore. And then there are the places I always want to go back to — places like the Bay Area, Chicago and New England. Even though I have SO MUCH more to see, here are some of the highlights from my US travel.
"Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with how you see them."
I just like to take pictures, I just push the button. I never worked in the darkroom, I never studied photography or journalism; I’m just a passionate photographer.
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