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

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 09:44 am
... but became better and better any feet higher and any minute later

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 10:14 am
From the top, there were reall 'dramatic' views - both in total as en detail, like here the airport and bay ...

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 10:14 am
... or just a church tower and morbike in a small street

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 10:15 am
Restaurants were waiting for the first customers for dinner ...

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... illumiated palm trees on the promenade

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 10:28 am
Well, the objects didn't change - but in the dark, lightened up, they became even more spectacular, I think.

And so I post some more :wink:

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 10:29 am
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 10:29 am
http://i27.tinypic.com/2zyd88x.jpg

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 10:30 am
It was now really dark, 6:15 in the evening, and since I didn't have a tripod with me (which is my excuse for the rather bad quality of the photos), photographing became nearly impossible after these last two pics.


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And so I decided to walk down again ...
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 10:30 am
Totally outstanding Walter, all of them.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 12:13 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:

And so I decided to walk down again ...


Which I actually did.

It seemed as if I was the last person around there (the restaurant-café-bar on the top was already closed when I came up, and I gadn't seen a single person, even no jogger)). So I walked straight down to the gate on the promenade.
From where I heard noices: three Japanes girls, who couldn't get out, because the gate was closed.
They spoke no French and only a little bit English. My Japanese is reduced to those couple of words you sometimes find on restaurant menus.
But I understood that they waoted already since more than 15 mins. They didn't belive me that another gate might be open - they just screamed, until they understood me that they could call the police and/or their hotel.
They did so - the hotel it was, what I got out.

I turned back = went up again, took the next turn towards another exit gate (to the old town) which I had used before, too.

And which was closed as well. (And here, like elsehwere, the fence was at first proper wrought-iron antic stuff, then modern wire nettings, all 2.5 meter high.

The only chance was to go up again, and walk down the road around the mountain, hoping that the gate there was still open ...

When a passed a side road - with the obligatory closed iron gate - I wondered, how the police would (re-)act when getting a phone call half an hour after they got one from three Japanes girls - but they had phoned the hotel, I was sure.

I passed of lot of ligted houses ... at their 6th/5th floor level, in 40 meter distance, on the other side of a 2.5 m high fence .... until I reached the OPEN gate.
At exactly the very same point where I entered 2½ hours earlier.


However, thus I got the oportunity ...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 12:14 pm
... to see and photograph the cascades (which I missed before, besides they were outside the season only running on Sundays


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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 12:14 pm
... to get an interesting night shot from the park

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.... to find out that this tower had been used [years ago, it looked like] as a lift

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 12:14 pm
... and since I was at the port again: to be able to watch the cruise ship leaving the harbour at 20:00 hours (which surprised me so that I only made two photos)


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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 12:15 pm
When I walked along the street on the other side of the fence, I noticed a car whose driver tried to find on open entrance: it was from the hotel, looking for the Japanese girls.
They had told them to walk up to the restaurant again, since this seemed to be the only possible meting point.

And could tell him the 'hole' to get in ... :wink:

The night, there was a football match with a century-old rivalry: OSC Nice vs. Olympique Marseille.
To get in the tram was like getting in an underground train in Japan. :wink:


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My last pic here is the view through the window of flight LH4135 "Nizza - Frankfurt"

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Viva, viva, Nissa la Bella :wink:

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[size=7]More than 1,000 photos within 5 days, about half of them deleted - I don't think that I'll my camera to Albuquerque: 14 days, have been there already, I'm proven bad in photographing A2K'ers in NM :wink: ... ... ...[/size]
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 20 Feb, 2008 04:32 pm
great photos Walter, thanks for showing them. You deserve a medal for saving Japanese tourists. Hope you especially enjoy from next 20 minutes for 24 hours.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 02:45 am
Thanks all for following this thread and for your kind comments!


Steve 41oo wrote:
Hope you especially enjoy from next 20 minutes for 24 hours.


Thanks - I (we) certainly will do so :wink:
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McTag
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 03:59 am
Walter Hinteler wrote:
Thanks all for following this thread and for your kind comments!


Steve 41oo wrote:
Hope you especially enjoy from next 20 minutes for 24 hours.


Thanks - I (we) certainly will do so :wink:


Happy birthday to Walter
Happy birthday to Walter
Happy birthday, dear Walter
Happy birthday to you.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 06:14 am
Thanks Laughing
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 10:13 am
Happy Birthday, Walter!

And thank you so much for the photos, they have been a complete treat to see.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 12:52 pm
Thanks, osso!
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