Saturday, 27 September 2008

Photohunter: view

By the time you read this, I will be well on my way south, in search of some warm weather.  Two of these views were taken recently in bright, but not warm sunshine. I'd like a little warmth before winter sets in.


A view of the Creuse river in the Vienne, near La Roche Posay.



A view of the white cliffs of Dover as we left harbour December 2007. My parents used to live on the far side of the outermost cliff.



A view of the Mediterranean Sea from the top of Eze Village, near Monaco. You can see Beaulieu-sur-Mer below, and St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the peninsula in the distance.


This view, taken just a few days ago from a bridge crossing the river, has a story behind it. Almost exactly seven years ago we we were in the area by chance.  We stood on the same bridge and saw the same view. We said how lovely it would be to have a house with a view overlooking the river, but I was sure they would be so desirable that they would most likely be sold by word of mouth. We continued over the bridge, turned left and saw a house up for sale. The rest, as they say, is history.

I won't be able to return visits until tomorrow at the earliest, but I will, I promise.

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19 comments:

  1. Wow! It's like that house was meant for you... congratulations! I love the view!

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  2. What a wonderful set of views A. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Beautiful views and great little story about your house. It was certainly meant to be. :-)

    Happy Weekend.

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  4. That house had your name on it and the photographs are brilliant. Enjoy your break.

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  5. So much beautiful blue -- skies but also water! Great views, a! :)

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  6. all beautiful views! ah, my itchy feet loves to travel again. :)

    happy weekend!

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  7. How lovely to find your house just like that! Your views are lovely.

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  8. Those are very beautiful! I like to look at water. It's very peaceful.

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  9. Love the Mediterranean View!!!

    Mine's up, it's a Cat's Eye View of fun.

    Happy Hunting.

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  10. One can easily see the warm and fresh chance in the season and great nature colour too.

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  11. I love all the views - but my #1 is from Eze Village. A very special village and view. And think about how the strabasiouse life people had there in the Middle Age.

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  12. Those are all beautiful views and a great story about your house.

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  13. How luck you are! A house with such a view!! wonderful shots of lovely views. The one shot I have of the White Cliff of Dover when we were there over 20 years ago isn't nearly that good. :(

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  14. It looks like there is a fairy tale castle in that last photo. How fantastic for you, to get a house in that area.

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  15. I love the view of the 3rd shot especially. What a breathtaking shot! Reminds me of the time, more than 12 years ago when I was in Taiwan during my army days. I was in this place call Heng Chun and we took a ride up a cliff. When we reached the cliff, we were overlooking the sea and it was really windy. It was the first time in my life I was standing at the edge of the cliff and looking out at the sea; it was really blue and wide.

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  16. i wish i have the same lifestyle you have where you travel often... it must be exciting to see such beautiful views.

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  17. Wow! Scenic views of parts of beautiful Europe. I hope to visit and take photos of these lovely places one day.

    Enjoy your trip. I'm guessing where you could be. :)

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  18. Looks lovely. Wish I was there. :)

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  19. Beautiful and different views! Yes you have a real chance to live in different place! And so we have the chance to admire them on your blog!

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