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    I spent a long week in a place i love since a long time the Luberon,in north Provence,near Avignon.
    Following,some pictures of this journey in the Sunny Country

    Perched villages in Luberon

    GORDES

    ROUSSILLON

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    WINEYARDS

    Fields of lavander (will be blue in june)

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      Due to the high luminosity and the warm climate shutters are a basic element of the setting.




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        Cistercian abbey of SILVACANE


        LOURMARIN where Albert Camus is buried

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          Aprovencal speciality:wrough iron church towwers


          Another wrough iron work figuring Gordes
          Last edited by yvneac; April 25th, 2012, 15:43.

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            The ochre hills of Roussillon


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              Yvneac!…how lovely.
              This is not a place I have ever visited (places west of Montpellier in the Montaigne Noir are my only connections with the south of France, and that from many years ago) and the little I know, visualising Provence, has come through the eyes of artists…. not a bad way at all to approach your photographs! (well, perhaps not ALL I know…wine regions and vineyard names are also familiar!!!)

              Anyway, such villages, seemingly almost growing out of the limestone, are exotic to my eyes as I look at your wonderful opening picture. Oh and next are indeed vineyards, and what a striking contrast of tamed vine and natural tree beyond. I love the composition of those curves of #2/2. And then all the variations of shape and colour and textures and the play of light in those windows.

              Thank you for this…and more would be more than welcome!

              EDIT:-...and my wish was granted even as I typed!!.....back later!
              Last edited by Seagull; April 25th, 2012, 15:54.

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                The country of no smoking....summer fires are a calamity.

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                  A geological treat too! Of course! now I remember this is where ochre pigments came from!… though I hadn’t been thinking of that when I mentioned art in my earlier post. Neither had I realised that this area of sediments was so beautiful scenically. Those are stunning views in post #6

                  The wrought iron work is attractive….Wherrygirl is going to love that, as well as the view through the arch at Lourmarin….do draw her attention to this thread if she doesn’t come across it soon.

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                    Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                    The wrought iron work is attractive….Wherrygirl is going to love that, as well as the view through the arch at Lourmarin….do draw her attention to this thread if she doesn’t come across it soon.
                    Oh, she does love it. But the whole thread is delightful, Yves. I enjoy the patterns in both photos at #2, in fact the vineyard one is almost like miniature wrought iron pieces carefully set out across the field. In #3, you remark on the need for shutters because of the high luminosity and warm climate - well, East Anglia also has that special clear light, but climate warm enough to need shutters......oh, I wish! The photos in #6 are remarkable in the colour of the rock. Half close your eyes in the first one and the pattern of subtle colouring takes over.
                    Any more? I'm enjoying this.
                    Ivy

                    "To thine own self be true.......
                    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                      Lovely photos Yves. As I'm sure you know, in the late 1980s there was a book called 'A Year in Provence' by a Brit called Peter Mayle, telling his stories of moving to the Vaucluse / Luberon. For a while you couldn't move for English folk in Bonnieux, Rousillon, Carpentras and the area!! We enjoyed the books too, and had a couple of fantastic holidays in Buoux - also a later one in Murs.

                      Your photos bring back very happy memories of a stunning area!! I can almost taste the beautiful provencal food!
                      Last edited by PoloUK; April 25th, 2012, 20:38.
                      Cheers,

                      Mark.

                      www.pologlover.co.uk

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                        Fantastic picture report from a place I have never been to.

                        Imagine sitting somewhere in the warm shade sipping a glass of local wine, admiring the scenery and local life...
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                          As I'm sure you know, in the late 1980s there was a book called 'A Year in Provence' by a Brit called Peter Mayle

                          Yes,Mark I read P Mayle (met him in a book festival years ago).He picked up a lot from provencal soul and his book is a good introduction to this area even for French people.....but Provence is not France;it's Provence!!!!

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                            Any more? I'm enjoying this.

                            Happy you're happy,Ivy.At moment I am a little bit busy but next week I'll take time to class my photos and if you are still interrested I will post.
                            I remember you said you're bird watcher.Yesterday in my garden I saw my first bullfinch this year.I love this bird.

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                              [QUOTE=Seagull;87053]. Neither had I realised that this area of sediments was so beautiful scenically. Those are stunning views in post #6

                              Seagull,if one day you find time to come in Provence I am sure you will enjoy it.Looking at your photos it's clear to me that this country would be a real inspiration for your aesthetic sensibility.
                              Yves

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