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Landscapes from France
« on: March 04, 2017, 05:20:36 PM »

Hello everyone,

In this thread I will upload some landscapes photographs from rural France. Quite a few of them will be from my beloved Brittany, others from regions closer to the city of Lyon, where I spend most of my time. I hope you will enjoy them.

This first one is an alpine lake in the upper Ubaye valley, in October 2016. The one below is of a fishing boat cemetery near Lorient in Brittany.



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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 06:02:19 AM »

The beach of Camaret, a small Breton villlage near the tip of the continent, which in Breton is called pen ar bed, literally “the head [i.e., the beginning] of the world”.

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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 04:46:26 AM »

I like particularly the boat cemetery :)
That's a long commute from Lyon!
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 12:34:54 PM »

Thanks Graham ! Yes, it's quite a long drive (or train ride, or flight when we don't have too much luggage), but always worth it.

We will retire there.  ;)

This is the canyon of the Ardèche river, in central France.

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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 01:58:15 PM »

Thanks Graham ! Yes, it's quite a long drive (or train ride, or flight when we don't have too much luggage), but always worth it.

We will retire there.  ;)

This is the canyon of the Ardèche river, in central France.

Where exactly is that, Dominique?

Jeremy
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 06:44:27 PM »

A friend used to live in Chandolas, and I've cycled between there abd Les Vans, but never been down that part of the river. Might have to correct that :-)

https://goo.gl/maps/6EJd4VMufP32
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 02:36:21 AM »

Where exactly is that, Dominique?

Jeremy
Hello Jeremy, it is in the southern part of France, you can look it up on Google Maps by typing "gorges de l'ardeche".


http://www.ardeche.com/sites-naturels/gorges-ardeche.php

Indeed. I hope my photo is (if only marginally) better than the one they have on that website...  ;)
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 03:36:48 AM »

This is the cascade du Hérisson (literally, the Hedgehog waterfall), in eastern France. Always a refreshing sight after a hot walk...  ;D

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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 04:10:17 AM »

Hello Jeremy, it is in the southern part of France, you can look it up on Google Maps by typing "gorges de l'ardeche".

Indeed. I hope my photo is (if only marginally) better than the one they have on that website...  ;)

Thanks. I must pay it a visit.

Yours certainly is! I'm constantly amazed at how dreadful publicity photos can be. I suppose they just send an employee out with a phone.

Jeremy
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 05:29:54 AM »

Thanks. I must pay it a visit.

Yours certainly is! I'm constantly amazed at how dreadful publicity photos can be. I suppose they just send an employee out with a phone.

Jeremy

Indeed you should if this type of landscape attracts you. France has three major canyons, not to mention a host of smaller ones: the most spectacular is that of the Tarn river, then come the Ardèche and the Verdon (in Provence) ones, fairly on the same level, I'd say.

None is as breathtaking as the Grand Canyon, although they still are a sight to behold, and will leave lifelong memories. Their main advantage over their US counterpart is that the food available in the nearby towns and villages by far surpasses that offered in the Grand Canyon area...  ::)  :P

In terms of tourist frequentation, of course during the Summer months, the Tarn canyon is packed with large buses on very narrow and twisty roads, but last time I did the Ardèche canyon scenic route off season (that was when I took the photo above), I was absolutely and completely alone, even though it was on a Sunday in December: not one car, one bike, one bicycle in sight for more than 40 kilometers!
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 07:44:38 PM »

This is more "conceptual" than my usual "naturalistic" approach... It is a view of the Mediterranean, near Marseilles in southern France, from atop the second highest cliffs in Europe (after those of Moher, Ireland), near the town of Cassis:

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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2017, 03:31:44 PM »

Former fisherman's home in Brittany :

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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 04:10:13 AM »

Former fisherman's home in Brittany :

I like how the house is neatly wedged between those two massive rocks. It should be solid enough to resist the strong winds of Brittany…

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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2017, 11:14:33 AM »

Imagine trying to build that house. I guess the end walls had to go up first, and then the front and back fit between them.
Clearly built by someone who was well familiar with bad weather.

A fine shot.
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2017, 03:53:37 AM »

Thank you guys for your visit and comments.  :)

The one below is of the road, formerly just a mule path, that leads up to the historically famous Roncevaux Pass in the Pyrénées mountains between France and Spain:
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2017, 11:49:59 AM »

This is near the pointe de Gâvre in Brittany :
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2017, 02:50:01 PM »

Former fisherman's home in Brittany :

This one, I like. There is huge further potential in this location, too.
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Re: Landscapes from France
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2017, 03:29:29 AM »

A cove in Brittany, with threatening squall :
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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2017, 12:05:44 PM »

The river Creuse and ruins of Crozant castle:
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