Market day in Provence in Isle sur la Sorgue

united_kingdomOur host in Provence, France, recommended a visit to the Sunday Market in Isle sur la Sorgue, where they sell antiques/old stuff.

I like these kind of markets, not for buying, but for photographing. I find old things to be extremely photogenic.


romania_flagGazda noastra in Provence ne-a recomandat sa vizitam Duminica piata de antichitati (vechituri) din Isle sur la Sorgue. Imi plac pietele de genul acesta, dar nu pentru ca vreau cumpar vechituri la preturi exagerate, ci pentru ca mi imi place sa le fotografiez. Mi se pare ca lucrurile vechi sunt extrem de fotogenice.

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old clocks market

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Avignon, in Provence, France

united_kingdom I still have some remaining photos from Provence, the beautiful region in France where I’ve been 3 weeks ago. The following photos are from Avignon, a city in Provence with the most relaxed atmosphere I’ve ever found in a big city.

The places I loved the most in Avignon were the Papal Palace (Palais des Papes) and the square in front of it. Also the park with the view over the city is beautiful and worth climbing the many stairs leading to it 😀


romania_flagAm ramas restanta cu pozele din Provence, regiunea frumoasa a Frantei unde am fost in urma cu 3 saptamani. Am sa va arat in aceasta postare poze din orasul Avignon care, desi e un oras destul de mare, are o atmosfera extrem de relaxata.

Cel mai mult mi-a placut zona din jurul Palatului Papal (Palais de Papes), un mare castel cu ziduri albe si cu o piata larga in fata lui. Iar in spatele palatului e un parc cu vedere asupra intregului oras si iar zecile de scari ce duc la el merita urcate. Frumos!

 

palais papale avignon castlePapal Palace / Palatul Papal

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A colorful village in Provence: Roussillon

united_kingdomRoussillon is a beautiful hilltop village in Provence region of France.

It’s located close to Bonnieux si Lourmarin (the villages I showed you in the last post) and yet is so different from them! The colors here in Roussillon are intense yellow, orange or red.

The village stands on an Ochre deposits, therefore the beautiful terracotta colors of the houses come from the pigments of ochre used in the paint.


romania_flagRoussillon e un mic sat in regiunea Provence a Frantei.

Desi aflat la 15 minute distanta de Bonnieux si Lourmarin (satele cu case din piatra alba ce vi le-am aratat in postarea trecuta), Roussillon e total de diferit de acestea. Satul se afla pe un depozit de Ocru, de aceea casele din Roussillon sunt colorate in culori vibrante de galben, portocaliu sau rosu, datorita pigmentului de ocru folosit in vopsire.

Va las cu pozele sa va convingeti de frumusetea acestui loc.

 

The Village of Roussillon

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green bench in Roussillon vaucluse

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The Ochre Deposits in Roussillon / Depozitele de Ocru din Roussillon

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roussillon ochre mine

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Video in Roussillon made with a GoPro 3+

Villages of Provence – Bonnieux and Lourmarin

united_kingdomDuring my travels over the past years I visited beautiful places, each time one more beautiful than another. After each trip I feel that nothing else will be able to beat what I’ve seen last and the next destination should be over the top in order to impress me.

Provence Region in France managed to impress me. Here you find the most beautiful villages of France, connected with narrow roads between vineyards, in the Luberon Valley.

Bonnieux and Lourmarin are two of those villages in France, at 20 minutes drive from each other.

Narrow cobbled streets, colored shutters at windows and flowers everywhere. I felt like photographing every door and window, every corner of this Heaven on Earth.

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romania_flag Satele Bonnieux si Lourmarin din Provence, Franta

In timpul calatoriilor din ultimii ani am reusit sa vad multe locuri minunate, de fiecare data unele mai frumoase ca altele. Dupa fiecare calatorie simt ca de atunci incolo nimic nu ma mai poate impresiona si urmatoarea destinatie trebuie sa fie intr-un loc supraomenesc de frumos ca sa imi placa.

Regiunea Provence a Frantei a reusit sa ma impresioneze. Aici sunt satele cele mai frumoase din Franta, legate intre ele cu drumuri inguste printre campuri de vita de vie, in valea muntilor Luberon.

Bonnieux si Lourmarin sunt doua din cele mai frumoase sate ale Frantei (declarate oficial asa, si pe buna dreptate!) la 20 de minute cu masina unul de altul.

Stradute inguste, case din piatra, ferestre cu obloane colorate si flori. Cum sa nu fotografiezi fiecare usa si fereastra, fiecare coltisor din acest rai pe pamant?!

Gordes, the hilltop village in Provence, France

united_kingdomGordes is one of the most beautiful hilltop villages in the Provence region in France.

The white stone houses of Gordes seem to rise directly from the rocks of the hill, the narrow cobbled streets are charming and the view of Gordes at sunset is breathless. I loved it!


romania_flagGordes e unul din cele mai frumoase sate din regiunea Proventa a Frantei.

Casele din piatra alba se incadreaza perfect intre stancile dealului pe care au fost construite, unele din ele par a fi direct in stanca.

In Gordes sunt stradute inguste, cu piatra cubica, foarte dragute, iar vederea asupra satului Gordes la apus e superba!

 

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