Sunday, August 14, 2016

Beautiful France - Part 3:Côtes du Rhône villages

Some of the most beautiful villages we saw in France were located in the Côtes du Rhône region. Picture-perfect villages, colourful shutters, beautiful gardens, vineyards and delicious wines, all combined with glorious spring weather - who could ask for more!

A beautiful garden
A fountain in Le Crestet, which is a tiny, beautifully preserved village.
Rose covered wall in Le Crestet.
View of Le Crestet from the chateau.
Beaumes de Venise
Rooftops and bell tower - Seguret
Tiny Suzette
View from Suzette
Vineyard at Gigondas
All photos taken May 2015

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Beautiful France - Part 2: Les Gorges du Verdon

The Gorges du Verdon, in south-eastern France, is a river canyon that is considered to be one of Europe's most beautiful. It is about 25 kilometres long and up to 700 metres deep. The canyon is located over the municipalities of Castellane and Moustiers Sainte Marie. A road crosses through the canyon and allows you to discover the unforgettable and majestic landscape.

We were lucky to see several vultures putting on a wonderful aerial display.

The viewing areas provide magnificent vistas and great photo opportunities.

The very picturesque village of Moustiers-Ste-Marie.
All photos taken May 2015.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Beautiful France - Part 1: The Luberon and surrounds

Today some photos from our 2015 trip to France - one of my favourite places on earth.

 I will start with a quote from the Lonely Planet guide as I couldn't say it better:
"Scenic landscapes, azure seas, world-class modern art, wonderful food and incredible historical heritage.... " Lonely Planet.


Old terraces - Goult. 

Roussillon - ochre village 


Bonnieix seen from L'Enclos de Bories


Roussillon's ochre cliffs



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Manuela Wutschke • Contemporary Glass Artist

Manuela Wutschke is an artist to her core. She makes the most amazingly beautiful glass beads, makes wonderful jewellery and paints with acrylics. I am very privileged to have such a talented friend. Here are some examples of her work.

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