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Monday, 3 August 2009

france: the place





when we arrived in france, we had taken the nighttrain from venice (meaning we didn't get much sleep). quite an adventure, though. having picked up the car at nîmes station and driven down to arles, we did some quick food shopping on the market and finally arrived at the mas, where we would be be spending a whole week. such a beautiful place. the building from the 16th century had been restored by our host and her partner, a stone mason. we loved the room, the summer kitchen, the pergola, the pool, the sound of the crickets. wish i could go back this minute!

p.s.: i've just been looking into photo courses, i'd love to take one this autumn and there are some interesting classes. exciting!

p.p.s.: thanks for all your kind comments. i'm sorry i sounded so sad in my last post. feeling much better now. had a wonderful sunday.

14 comments:

B said...

I LOVE the second photo! Beautiful! And I'm glad you are feeling better!

l i s e said...

Also glad your feeling better. Very nice shots, the place seems to be quite beautifull.
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Cris Siqueira said...

and my uncle is living in france and he doesn't like it at all, i wish i was living in frnace!!!

happy day!!

great shots!!

Polly said...

I love those photos, so atmospheric. Especially the first one, it really feels like a snapshot from a film about 1930s

I missed your last post so had no idea you were feeling down, but glad you're better now.

Kaylovesvintage said...

looks wonderful
did you take some books with you?

Jeannette said...

Oh Mannoooo! Würde mein Nachtbarmädchen sagen....das sieht ja wirklich traumhaft aus. Da kann ich gut verstehen dass du am liebsten gleich wieder zurück gehst. Ich komm dan gleich mit! ;)

trinsch said...

ok, i want to go with you! now! that place looks stunning. i could just sit at that terrace with a glass of wine and a book for ever :)

kristina said...

so lovely!
oh, I wish I could take a photo course with you :-) it would be fun!

MODsquad said...

Honestly, I don't think you need any photo courses! You totally have amazing abilities already!! These are insanely gorgeous!

jen said...

these photos are gorgeous! i would love to know the name of the place you stayed and where it was in france.

kristina * said...

thanks all!

polly: oh, that shot is completely underexposed but i still love it. i know what you mean, some things have a certain magic about them. -- was actually thinking of you the other day when i saw a documentary on TV about hilde domin. do you know her? anyway, heidelberg and poetry, that made me think of you. here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kft41x9uMvA

kay: i took a pile but hardly read a page. we spent so much time looking at art or strolling across markets or cooking or just sitting and chatting...

trinsch: ha, i know, that's what we did! next time you just come along too! :)

kristina: that would be fun!!

lisa: that's very sweet of you. i'd like to get some basics on technique and there are courses on analogue photography and darkroom work that seem just really fascinating. stay tuned... :)

jen: thank you so much! the place is called mas du meindray, near maussane (20 mins from arles). they rent out 2 rooms. the summer kitchen, garden, pool etc. is shared. http://www.lesbaux.fr/home.html

i'd definitely recommend the area! we went because of the photo festival.

lakeviewer said...

Lovely sights.

n a t s u m i said...

Oh, these are beautiful photos! I wish I could visit France this Summer....

Taking a photo class sounds fun! I am glad you are feeling better. Have a great week. ox

lea said...

this place looks like the perfect vacation spot! and they did really well with renovating it. must have been fantastic living in this place for a week!

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