Sunday, July 02, 2006

More pictures from France

Well, we're home again but I have a few more pictures to process. On Friday, Monika suggested we visit Roussillon because it should be great for photos and she was absolutely right. Roussillon was known for having one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world and it is the source of much of the color in the nearby villages. The Mistral had started blowing on Thursday which meant that a lot of the haze that had been around would be gone and the reds, yellows and oranges of the ochre deposits would show up great against the blue sky. The first collection is of pictures from that trip. You can see the full album here.

The colors were amazing in the quarries near town

and it was much the same in the town of Roussillon as well

The other collection was from the previous day's visit to Fontaine de Vaucluse which is the start of the Sorgue River - it just pops up out of the side of a mountain in a box canyon. The water is crystal clear and the views are breathtaking.

Fontaine de Vaucluse

It was remarkable how clear the water was in the river

I still a few more pictures to get through including the Pont du Gard and Aix-en-Provence but that is for another day.

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