February 22, 2013

If it's Friday, I must be in France...

...but only because I am so very, very far behind in editing my photos from late summer.  How I wish I could tell you I jetted off to France for the weekend.  C'est la vie.  So today I bring you Aix-en-Provence, France.  As the name implies, Aix is in the Provence region of southern France.


"Morning Shadows"
Aix-en-Provence, France




"Mademoiselle with the Red Purse"
Aix-en-Provence, France


Can't pick a favorite day of the vacay.  That would be like choosing a favorite pair of shoes, no can do mademoiselle.  But I CAN tell ya my day in Aix was at least ONE of my favs.  My plans for the day were two:  stroll and explore.  No more, no less.  To arrive in a French town before it has truly awaken for the day?  Tres' magnifique.



"Symmetry in Aix"
Aix-en-Provence, France







(Yes, that is a parakeet flying thru my shot.  I'm just gonna say I planned it that way.)









Aix is the home of the artist Cezanne, and is also referred to as the city of 1,000 fountains.








Personally?  I thought Aix should be called the perfect French town to wander around aimlessly with "James Dean"...





















I wandered and explored my way right into a real live French outdoor market in the center of Provence.  How's THAT for some serious wandering?




"Market Day"
Aix-en-Provence, France


But you will have to wait for "If it's Tuesday, I must be in a French market" for that installment of photos.  Bon jour.

--Kathy




34 comments:

  1. Kathy I love every one of your shots and this makes me want to head over there today! True photography!

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  2. Oh thanks for this short trip to France....you are causing me to want that trip more and more. I definitely have the wanderlust and your photos just bumped it up a notch. Gorgeous photos, wonderful captures of a beautiful place.

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  3. Oh, the waves of nostalgia! I LOVE THAT PLACE!! Hard to believe I used to live in that beautiful, old country...sigh. These are stunning photos - they capture the feel of the place and the mood of a good wandering.

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  4. I adore these shots. They give such a wonderful sense of your wanderings and your compositions are delightful! Can't wait to see more of France.

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  5. Thank you for letting us see it through your eyes, it's so beautiful! I wanna go!!!!

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  6. Ooooh, can I just say I'm glad your behind? For one, it must be like Christmas for you, and for me...well let's just say I was thinking of going to France today, oui oui!! ;) Thanks for the trip...can't wait to wander the market!!

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  7. Oh my gosh...these are perfect. Amazing!! One day I hope to be able to meander through a small French town with my camera...in the meantime, I love living vicariously through you! I can't wait till Tuesday... :)

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  8. Ok, next time take me with you, okay?

    These pictures are actually making me less excited for the incoming snow tomorrow night!

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  9. Gosh, I'm so envious. I would love to go strolling through France. Loved your photos!

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  11. Oui Oui!! Lovely shots, and amazing memories. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Thanks for the tour. I just finished a book that was set in France...how perfect!

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  13. It's Friday, so I must be on my way to France!! Wait...that was just wishful thinking for me. The kids have school on Monday (drat!). I really enjoyed your pictures (and the Parakeet is hilarious!). Thanks for sharing. I found you on the Thursday's Favorite Things blog hop.

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  14. Lovely old buildings and details!!!

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  15. I was about to be jealous! Wait, I still am! :). Love the balance/symmetry of the shutter image. Love the leading lines of the post type things leading down the street. Great images, Kathy!

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  16. Hahahahaaa I love the parakeet! I am good at planning things like that too ;)

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Oh my goodness... Moi and my sister are planning on going to France sometime and this is getting moi so hyped up for it!
      Gorgeous photos. I really can't wait to see more :)

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  17. Love, love, love the bike picture. It was a pleasure to go to France with you since I have never left the United States!

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  18. Your photos are gorgeous; what a quaint and charming town!! My in-laws have been to Aix-en-Provence; I'd love to go someday. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

    I'm visiting from Katherine's Thursday Favorites blog hop -- have a great day!

    Denise

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  19. Oh that was lovely Kathy, Thank YOU! I love seeing the structural formations 'ither man made or by nature. Those pealing shutters are so awesome. I love that you photographed the paths and walk ways up close. Wow! It was all great. Your photo skills are fabulous!

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  20. Really enjoyable looking through these photos - and due to a rather hectic last few days I only had time to glance at your posts as opposed to commenting, but now there's some breathing space and I cannot NOT comment on those excellent captures you took of the ice sculpturing - wow. Have a good weekend, Renee.

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  21. Gorgeous pictures of one of my favorite places ever!

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  22. I could have kept on wandering with you through these pictures - love early mornings exploring. Can't wait to see more.

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  23. Oh my goodness.. You have just awakened my wanderlust! That was a lovely set of photos :)

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  24. Oh gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! What a dream to visit France with a big girl camera! ;)

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  26. Vive la France! Wonderful,wonderful.... So many beautiful moments.

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  27. This is an exquisite collection of photographs. Blessings!

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  28. such gorgeous captures ... thank you for sharing your beautiful adventures through your stunning photos!

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  29. Some of these places need maintenance but nice pictures. The town has soul.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  30. I love the photo of the tree-lined street - breathtaking!

    I'm stopping by to say 'hi' from Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday - better late than never.

    http://artpark78.com/blog1

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  31. Your photos are so incredible! I love how crystal clear they are. No matter how much I click red heels together, I just can't seem to make another trip to France happen. Eventually....

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  32. Such lovely photos....That is my idea of the perfect day! :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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