Thursday, 22 July 2010

Matching colors

Pont d'Avignon
While "intra muros" (in the old town) the theatre festival goes on, just outside the ramparts nature follows its course and summer makes itself known by more than the intense heat: the lavender is in bloom. I was there very early morning to catch the sun's first rays.

Tandis qu'intra muros le festival bat son plein, hors les remparts l'été se rappelle à notre bon souvenir autrement que par la chaleur étouffante : la lavande est en fleurs. J'y étais le matin de bonne heure pour saisir les premiers rayons de soleil. This small triangular lavender field was planted by the city council in order to provide tourists with the ideal Kodak spot. However the many traffic signs on the road just behind are a real eyesore : no way you can frame the whole bridge without fitting in a string of traffic signs. The only viable option is to crop down the image to an arch or two... For gorgeous photos of lavender fields high up in hills of Provence near Sault, click here.

Ce tout petit triangle de champ de lavande a été planté par la mairie pour fournir aux touristes la parfaite photo souvenir. Mais les nombreux poteaux de signalisation de la route juste derrière gâchent franchement la vue. Impossible de prendre le pont en entier sans son armée de poteaux indicateurs. La seule solution est de recadrer l'image sur une arche ou deux... Pour des photos magnifiques de lavandes en fleurs sur les hauts plateaux de Sault cliquer ici.

Mid afternoon shot - A purple jacket amidst the lavenders, now that's smart dressing.
Milieu d'après-midi. Une veste violette dans les lavandes, ça c'est du style.

19 comments:

Avignon said...

11h55... c'est exprès avant 0h00 ?

Le faux bourdon said...

Beau !
L'endroit est bien séduisant !

biebkriebels said...

Wow, this is beautiful, the colours so bright.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Beatiful colour, I can almost smell the fragrance too.

paul said...

What a lovely sequence! My favorite is #1, big smile for #3.

puddinglane said...

Those pics are gorgeous! i can almost smell the lavender - beautiful !! have a great week-end
Dianne xx

Bob Crowe said...

Just perfect. The lavender looks like a display of paint brushes.

I walked to the end of the bridge to nowhere during my one visit to Avignon years ago. A visitor can get a feeling of existential terror at the edge.

AnneduSud said...

C'est quand même vraiment fait pour les touristes ces bouquets de lavande; si j'avais été Marie josé, j'aurais moins lésiné...

claude said...

Effectivement deux arches seulement veulent mieux que le pont en entier.
Qu'elle est jolie cette lavande. Plus fournie que la mienne.

jeandler said...

Matinales, les abeilles
pour le premier nectar...

Jilly said...

Wonderful! So vibrant and so beautifully framed and what a find, the purple jacket amongst the lavender. Gorgeous shots, as always, Nathalie. how beautiful it all is.

Chri said...

Oh! merci du lien...

Genie said...

Great photos of the lavender, Nathalie. Every visitor that ever there was wants to "get into" the lavender. Having smelled the lavender I know why the honey is so delicious! Merci!

Lane said...

Whever I feel the least little bit blue or down in the dumps I log in and flutter through the beautiful photos you share with all ofus.
Merci Beacoup

amar said...

chère Nathalie, c'est magnifique la couleur violette est-ce que c'est la couleur des fleurs ou du vent....

Tilia said...

Les poteaux... au poteau !!!

Jack said...

Beatutiful. I also loved all the action from the recent festival in Avignon, but this set is a nice change of pace.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Bonjour! Nathalie,
Both photographs are very beautiful too!
I also like the fact, that the colour of the tourist jacket...compliment the lavender field in your photograph too!
Merci, for sharing the link too!
DeeDee ;-D

Dona said...

Super photos! Quelle magnifique couleur...

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