Panasonic Lumix w/ 12.1 MP and 16x regular zoom and up to 34x extended zoom. I hadn't figured out the zoom when I took these pics. Maybe next time.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
We went to see an interesting photo exhibit on Thursday.
This one was my favorite.
I took this picture on Friday. Yes, they are on the sidewalk. I made it XL so you could see the street name.
On Saturday, we wandered around an area with flowers for street names and adorable houses (smack dab in the middle of Paris).
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
We spent almost 3 days in St. Jean-de-Luz, just south of Biattitz. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.
Although this store had a chile "awning", inside were the best chocolates we'ver ever eaten.
From the boat returning to France.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
We left Carcassonne (Languedoc-Roussillon) Tuesday morning and drove to Saint Gaudens (Haute Garonne). On the way we stooped at a site the Cathars built called Montségur (Ariège Pyrénées). In the first picture you can see the huge structure on top of this isolated, tall rock spire. The second one shows the view down to the parking lot. It was a 45 minute walk (straight up - I guess there wasn't enough room on the rock for switchbacks). It was so steep and slippery that it took us about twice as long to get back down.
This as all we saw once we got up there.
From a differnt viewpoint.
From Saint Gaudens, we drove to St-Lary-Soulan (Midi-Pyrénées). To get there we drove to Luchon ( a Tour de France staring point) and up across the col de Peyresourde. Between Luchon and St-Lary-Soulans, we stopped at Lac d'Oô (Hautes-Pyrénées). That was a 2 mile and 320 meter climb in the Pyrenees - beautiful.
About a third of the way up, I took this picture of our parking lot.
There was no way to take in the whole scene, so I chose a mountain and lake combo.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
On Monday, August 30, we left St. Remy and drove to Carcassonne, where we visited a chateau built within this fortified city. Our hotel room and the hotel's restaurant overlooked the walled city. Pretty cool.
I cheated - the picture below is from a post card.
This picture is for you, Henry. Can you identify this car? Ours is the black one in the picture.
We visited Glanum, an archaeological site in St. Remy-de-Provence. The ruins visible now are from Roman occupations - they were driven out by the Visigoths about between 200 and 400 A.D. Gauls and others had inhabited it from a century or two B.C. It was really cool - the arch was the entry to the city.