Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Colours of Abundance


Just like a French farce there was much debate in the Town Hall, should they deepen the harbour to let all the big boats, the floating gin palaces and the tax avoidance yachts in?  Then they could attract all the billionaires, the bankers and the dock dollies.  Or should they keep the small colourful sailing boats, fishing vessels, modest yachts and motor boats, thankfully they decided on the latter and the locals drew a huge sigh of relief...











Waiting for the Barber














The colours of this town are turquoise, ochre and terracotta, then every Wednesday, one of the biggest and best markets on the Provençal coast arrives and the colours go into overdrive....



















































Tomorrow, a train ride, a rendezvous with my Sister and a rather special place...

15 comments:

  1. Ah, Dash. This is pure delight for this French Girl! What a colorful, cheerful display you have given us today. I have looked at all your photos - twice - and I do believe my favorites are the first and the last ones. Hard to resist that cute blue boat "Mistigri" (I once had a cat with the same name.) As for the glass and rosé and olives, they sum up pretty well what life in Southern France can be... A few more weeks, and I will get to see all your subjects up close. Vivement la fin juin! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. What an orgy of colours!

    I am so glad the harbour was kept for the little traditional and 'plaisance' boats...

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  3. Simply beautiful colors you have shared with us today.

    Jo

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  4. Hello & thanks for following my blog - love the south of France & I'm quite partial to a French market!

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  5. PS sorry if I'm being stupid, can't figure out how to follow you?!

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  6. Dash, that last photo? That is it, that is the essence of la belle vie in the South of France. The rest are lovely as well, please keep sharing with us what you see!

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  7. What a picturesque harbor with all the colorful boats! I'd live in coastal France in a second!! Wish I could reach for one of those fabulous loafs of bread, haha.

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  8. Wow such amazing colours - the boats remind me of Crete, Greece. Glorious - thank you.

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  9. Hi I'm back! :) I really wanted to come back and take a second gander at these gorgeous photos. You are getting so good! There is so much joy in your images.

    And also, in case you didn't see it--I really thought of you while reading today's "Habitually Chic" post.

    I hope you are having a wonderful time...

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  10. I desire this.....I need to go there......my heart is soaring....oh for a little of that!....thanks for the rush of color and life and fabulousness.....

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  11. Hello Dash

    You have captured the essence of life so beautifully. I want to move here right away. The Chamber of Commerce should be paying you for such a post.
    I am delighted to hear that the big boats and dredging of the harbour did not have to happen. Can I please have some of the fresh fish from the market for my supper.

    The reflections in the harbor are just beautiful. I want to come and paint

    Helen xx

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  12. How beautiful a picture those ENORMOUS piles of garlic make.

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  13. Hello there! Am leaving my email address here:
    robinsonheather@yahoo.com as I don't have my Mac mail set up and your profile link scoots me directly to it without giving your address.

    Would love to meet up if it works for you this time around!

    H

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  14. Wow! And wail, wail - I WANT TO BE THERE!

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