Well, I have to admit, I am now absolutely shattered, I have done an awful lot of packing and lifting. But things are going to plan. The professionals are coming tomorrow to pack all the fragile items and paintings and on Wednesday they will be moving the furniture out and putting it into the container for storage.
I have somehow managed to take some more pictures, mainly when I have been taking Crusoe for his constitutionals and amazingly enough I have managed to bag the laptop to do this post, as MG is also shattered and I think is turning in, as we speak!
Photo subject today is curb appeal, I am fascinated almost to the point of obsession about houses and gardens. I love walking past interesting looking properties and peaking in. There is plenty of material in this neck of the woods so I hope you enjoy, peaking with me!
Love this gate and the colour is typically Provençal.
I wonder what that person up there is doing?
Of course, waxing his surfboard.
This is such a pretty villa, but not much of a view at the back.
The view from the front makes up for it.
Pretty pink house with pale green shutters.
Look closely at this one, it is in fact the back of the building, everything is painted, it's a trompe l'oeil.
I would love to peak inside this characterful house, on the cliff top, Picasso lived here for a while.
And this is the side entrance.
Love these gates and driveway, this house and garden, see photo below, remind me of the holiday house in the film of Bonjour Tristesse, with David Niven, Deborah Kerr and Jean Seberg.
The garden, which has a path straight to a little cove.
Town house, now apartments probably at one time belonged to a wealthy merchant.
Lovely little square complete with water fountain
This property is a classic turn of the (20th) century villa, it intrigues me, when it was built there certainly would not have been a main road, it was probably a little track, and it would have had fantastic views of the sea, now the other side of the road is all built up, so it no longer has great views. I would love to know it's story, who built it? Is it still in the same family? I will have to find out more about it. There is just something mysterious and romantic about this villa. I love it.
The front entrance, barley visible through the trees.
And finally, Mimosa tree, I cannot tell you how divine the smell is when you walk past.