Monday, 24 September 2012

Martigues yesterday

La 'Venise provençale' hier vers 10h du matin.

The Venice of Provence yesterday around 10:00 A.M.

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty view of the city. The sky looks beautiful!

Jack said...

That looks terrific. The puffy clouds are an extra treat.

Owen said...

Simply beautiful. Impressionist photography. Would love to see what Monet would have done with this. And the subtle reflections in the water... ok, I'm in heaven, ready to dive right in... :-)

Thérèse said...

Corot, Boudin auraient ete bien inspires. Comme j'aimerais savoir peindre.

Bob Crowe said...

Venice indeed. It reminds me of all those Canalettos of the Grand Lagoon and Piazza San Marco sold to wealthy young Englishmen on the grand tour. We don't know this town - have to look it up.

Chri said...

Impressions de Martigues...

Collart Thierry said...

C'est superbe et romantique.

│ˉˉˉˉ│∩│ˉˉˉˉ│ AVIGNON │ˉˉˉˉ│∩│ˉˉˉˉ│ said...

À éditer en carte postale !

Nathalie said...

Bob,

Martigues is located on the Etang de Berre northwest of Marseille - most of the scenery around this huge body of water is spoiled by oil refineries and a variety of industrial complexes but the tiny fishermen's village of Martigues has retained much of its old world charm. I find the term "Venice of Provence" quite usurpated since there are hardly more than a couple of canals (nothing in the way of scale compared to Venice) but whatever there is is full of charm, as shown in my photo.
We spent a great weekend there exploring the nearby beaches of La Couronne, Sausset-les-Pins and Carry-le-Rouet.

Nathalie said...

@ Jack - the puffy clouds were the advance warning of stormy weather which arrived during the following night. We had a spectacular storm this morning with lightning, roaring thunder and pouring rain, the lot!

jeandler said...

On dirait que le ciel moutonne. Mauvais présage, dit-on chez moi.
En attendant, profitons de impression et ces beaux reflets.

Babzy said...

très joli ce ciel floconneux ;)

Nathalie said...

@ Jeandler : en effet ces nuages étaient le présage d'un temps qui s'est détérioré dans la nuit. Nous venons d'avoir ce matin un spectaculaire orage avec tonnerre, éclairs, pluie violente, tout le tremblement. Pour une fois qu'il fait beau le dimanche et mauvais le lundi, remercions le ciel !

Tamera said...

Oh so pretty... comme une carte postale!

Tilia said...

La mer, bergère d'azur, comptait au ciel ses blancs moutons...
Ici, en Île de France, actuellement le troupeau file à toute allure sous la tempête !!!

MATHILDE PRIMAVERA said...

WAOUH !!!

AL said...

Beautiful scene that could only be provence....as others have commented, love the sky and the gentle reflections.

mirae said...

c'est magique chère Nathalie, le reflet du ciel et notre coeur sur le surface de l'eau.

je t'embrasse.

claude said...

Bichel a raison, cela ferait une belle carte postale. Après le Colorado, la Venise.
Ici on a des Alpes.

Françoise Dumon said...

L'eau, le ciel, le ciel dans l'eau, ajouter quelques couleurs sur les maisons pour de beaux reflets, et on obtient une réussite comme Martigues. Ah oui, j'oubliais les bateaux, indispensables aussi pour leur taches de blanc et leurs reflets.

Joe said...

Wonderful perspective. The retreating clouds provide great depth.

Jeannelle said...

That's a great shot!

Jilly said...

How lovely this looks.

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