Tag Archives: Provence

Pictures from the Var Side

A small break in Provence. Five photographs to represent. Haiku thoughts. Wisteria twisting round the railings of our little balcony; catching a sunset as the islands slip away; a wall of wabi-sabi growth, decay and colour; pretty pastel houses and … Continue reading

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The Bike-iest Bike in the World

Another lovely look-see thing about our times in France is the beautiful bicycle spotting. Here and thereabouts they appear around the town; perfect specimens, essences of cycle – lazily waiting by the bakery, dozing at the afternoon pétanque, or part-abandoned … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side, 2016 – 4. Soaked Through but Happy

Midweek it’s raining and I’m all about thinking ‘cool days in hot countries’, and of course the cool of rain. The market in the morning, where the smells are very different in the wet air; less of fruit and more … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side, 2016 – 3. Painting Spaces

Walls. Walks. There come moments when it’s difficult to know how accidental any of this may be. But the town continues to reveal its art. Meanwhile I’m still trying to figure out the boats, their spaces. In other news, the … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side, 2016 – 2. Paintings Too

Walking the town, it’s an additional thrill to watch for walls and windows; the spaces between where most things are. And squaring these quite simply with the phone’s camera. My relationship with Instagram is a good one. I like the … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side, 2016 – 1. Found Paintings

Les couleurs du Sud, aside from being a wine brand it seems, emerges as my frame for looking at the land and sea and sky of this place where we find ourselves staying once more. I love finding paintings in these … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side – The Picture at Lili’s

The Saturday evening before we left we called in at Lili’s in La Seyne. Over the years I’ve taken countless photographs in the yard behind the clunking wooden gates; in Jacqui’s workshop; across the outside dining table, crazy with its … Continue reading

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