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My trip to the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera)

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 02:24 pm
However, there were not only some bright spots ...


http://i26.tinypic.com/28utloz.jpg

http://i27.tinypic.com/2uy3ngw.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 02:24 pm
... but real day-light lanes well ...

http://i30.tinypic.com/11uub85.jpg


...only to lead shortly later ...

http://i30.tinypic.com/oa3e53.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 02:26 pm
... tunnel-like in the "underground"


http://i28.tinypic.com/voa97m.jpg

http://i27.tinypic.com/1h6xqg.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 02:27 pm
And out through the oldest port in town again ...

http://i29.tinypic.com/2zoaipx.jpg

... reaching the picturesque port

http://i30.tinypic.com/2liu3uu.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 02:50 pm
http://i29.tinypic.com/2z69eyw.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/dbqmhf.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 02:54 pm
A quite interesting decoration below the roofs of those (normal) houses, I think

http://i31.tinypic.com/iy2344.jpg

http://i28.tinypic.com/2wgez29.jpg


Back to Nice soon ...
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 02:59 pm
This last set was gorgeous! I'd have to do some relaxation before entering that tunnel!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 03:10 pm
That 'tunnel', btw, is the "Rue Obscure", 130 meters long, from the 13th century, and was used as town wall as well as shelter against canon balls etc.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 04:23 pm
I really don't want to bore you with some more evening/night phtos from Old Town Nice like these ...

http://i29.tinypic.com/1ean3d.jpg

http://i30.tinypic.com/6p420i.jpg

... but ...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 04:23 pm
Actually, I didn't want to go there on that Saturday evening.

But I hadn't bought any souvenirs for Mrs Walter, remebered early enough that shops were closed on Sunday, close at 7PM in the evening and that special shop didn't open on Monday morning (my plane left noonish).

So I went there (early enough) and suddenly (= no time to get the flash out of the bag, and that tiny flash on the camera is useless in such situations), and suddenly ...

http://i27.tinypic.com/2n0q7x1.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 04:24 pm
This (= the actual last) weekend the carnaval starts in Nice, very famous, lasting two weeks.
But a week before the oficial opening (that's the weekend I've been there), some activities already in smaller towns and villages around Nice.
And in Nice itself, independent groups have their festivities.

Like this one.

http://i31.tinypic.com/2jc7ipc.jpg

http://i26.tinypic.com/308bgn9.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 04:24 pm
Oh, and on this pic you clearly can see that the tram is passing the square "cableless", on battery

http://i29.tinypic.com/1zgbwx2.jpg


And this a shot out of my window, taken on Sunday February 10, 08:58:44 hours, just before I went to get my breakfast ...

http://i28.tinypic.com/2n1w8xs.jpg

.... but Sunday's photos will follow tomrrow :wink:
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 04:28 pm
I love lowering light photos, Walter, and they're just the ones I can rarely take myself, since I shouldn't be out driving then, or when I'm with other people as the drivers, I rarely have my camera with me. To me, that light is a feast of beauty and, since I trip in it, a feast of danger - something exquisite, all things considered.
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margo
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2008 07:42 pm
Great photos, Walter. I love the use of varying light.

You make me feel quite guilty - almost a year since my month in Italy, and still no photos shown! Perhaps I'll work on it, and the Penny shots, this weekend!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 19 Feb, 2008 06:58 am
Cannes.

On the first view - just another French town, with some people doing their (food) shopping on a Sunday morning ...

http://i32.tinypic.com/21d0gfr.jpg

... and an art market infront of a typical town hall, with the oblicatory fortification and church up a hill

http://i32.tinypic.com/2uyn5aw.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 19 Feb, 2008 06:59 am
But when you go up that hill ...

http://i25.tinypic.com/2yw8e50.jpg

... you'll get a phantastic view over the town, the festival hall and the bay (and the two small islands, the Îles de Lérins)

We'll look at those buildings a little later more detailed

http://i28.tinypic.com/e0wt3.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 19 Feb, 2008 06:59 am
Like already seen enough before: small lanes, picturesque houses in the old quarter up there ...

http://i31.tinypic.com/2yzlheu.jpg

http://i28.tinypic.com/eiv13c.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 19 Feb, 2008 06:59 am
http://i25.tinypic.com/28mleew.jpg

http://i32.tinypic.com/wjcd2s.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 19 Feb, 2008 07:00 am
Back to the sea - level again ...

http://i26.tinypic.com/2lwewh.jpg


http://i28.tinypic.com/izth5e.jpg


http://i27.tinypic.com/ejseae.jpg

... with more pics to follow
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 19 Feb, 2008 09:22 am
Thanks for the art market photo!
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