Saturday, 5 September 2009

Photohunt: orange


The Roman theatre in Orange, in the south of France (Provence).  I have to say that there is not a lot to Orange, the town, apart from this and the Triumphal Arch, but that same evening we were treated to an orange sky over Orange.

Twenty minutes from the town of Orange, I took this picture from a hilltop village.

"He hangs in shades the orange bright Like golden lamps in a green night." ~ Andrew Marvell

"The majority of (painters), because they aren't colourists, do not see yellow, orange or sulphur in the South (of France) and they call a painter mad if he sees with eyes other than theirs." ~ Vincent van Gogh.

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  1. Orange sky is breathtaking.

  2. great shots for the theme. i love the orange sky too. :)

  3. i love the van Gogh quote and your photos. a beautiful monument and a stunning sunset.

  4. Great choice. I really am go9ng to have to visit some of teh great roman remains in France one day.. like the Maison Carre in Nimes.

    Have a great weekend

  5. It's simply breathtaking.

    My orange is up too.

    Happy weekend.

  6. A town called Orange. I was expecting orange orchards. :)

  7. Orange may not have much beyond the Roman Theatre -- but wow, what a Roman Theatre to have! ;b

  8. Yes, the sunset covers for otherwise non-orange Orange.

    Have a great weekend.

  9. Great photo
    Love the clouds in the sky, thats what makes the photo so great

    Christina, Sweden

  10. Nice sunset. My pictures are sunset too but it is in Thailand's opposite beautiful Koh Samet. Have a nice weekend. CY

  11. Marvelous photos, and great take on the theme!!

    I hope you can come visit my "orange" stuff at New York :)

    Have a great weekend!

  12. When I read Expat Travellers respond to Orange,
    I, belive me or not, tought about the Town Orange.
    My first visit was even before the Autoroute in the Rhône Vally wre constructed, so we had to pass the Triumphal Arch on the old RN-was it 6 or 7?
    Afterwards, well we stayed for 8 concecutive years - i.e. Vacations in Ardeche when the 2 youngest still were kids. You see.

    btw. I'm terrible sorry to have been a very absent commenter to your wonderful blog for too long. Everthing has a reason, but I'm still a bit ashamed.

    best regards
    in Norway

  13. Very nice post. See you next week.

  14. Lovely sky - never knew there was a town called Orange. Must say orange is not the colour one first associates with Provence.

  15. hi, such beautiful scenery..

  16. That sky is spectacular. I am always amazed at the rich and vibrant colors in sunsets.

  17. This time last september I rode through Orange en-route to the South of France, I remember it being hot (especially with the slow traffic) and heavy at the time but the fields of sunflowers we passed during the day must have been magnificant when in bloom.

  18. You know we were in Provence at a Blog Gathering this summer, but did not go to The Roman theatre - so thanks for taking us with!


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