Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Travelogue Part 4-Aix-En-Provence





It was a sunny
but chilly day..

that cruel north wind was blowing






fiercely ...
but we were bundled 
and ready for it..






"There are treasure to carry away in this land,
which has not found a spokesman worthy of the riches it offers."
Paul Cezanne 




for our second trip to 
France..
and how we loved
every tiny minute of it...

There was never enough time, because we were on a tour

but we figured it was a good way to 
hear of the history of this town..










and it provided us with a couple of hours of free time...





which was lovely...






the clock tower below is so 
charming..







you cannot see it too well..
but the figures change clothes 
with the season,
so you always know what season it is...
and what to wear...













our free time was spent shopping at this little
square..
below and the farmers's market..
the people were all so friendly and kind..


and alas, 
I was too busy shopping for treats to eat on the bus
back to the ship,
to take photos of the market..







but we did manage to 
find clementines and cheese and salami
for lunch..





and the ride back was pretty quiet..
everyone sated with 
the beauty and sweetness..





of such a quaint 
town..

I would return in a heart beat..



ciao, ciao!


  

4 comments:

Pamela Gerard said...

Ahhhh.....sigh........I wish I was back there.....lovely photos, Cat.

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Pamela! Me too! let's go back, it was amazing!! x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is incredible, Cat. I was most impressed with the beauty of the town and how green everything was, even if it was blustery.

I know lots of people swear by tours and love the organization they provide, but I've always been one who prefers to explore and learn on my own, setting my own timetable. Of course, I've never traveled anywhere I couldn't drive my own car, so tour groups might be wise if I was headed to a foreign country.

I am most grateful that you shared these beautiful photos and gave an indication of and introduction to Provence from your perspective in words and photos.

Sharmon Davidson said...

So nice to go along on the tour, if only virtual... just lovely!

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