In the French department of Languedoc-Roussillon, vine leaves bring summer to a spectacular end with beautiful colours. And a bountiful harvest of grapes for ‘bottled poetry’. Two excellent reasons why impressionist’s loved living and painting there…
Evening on the lagoon at Gruissan, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
Or Redbeard’s Tower in English, stands above the coastal village of Gruissan in the Aude départment of France. The tower is all that remains of a castle built at the end of the 10th century to observe the approaches to the harbour at Narbonne and to guard against seaborne invasions of the city by theContinue reading “The Tour Barberousse”
Pub culture – or bar culture, it’s not the same everywhere …
“On the old door creepers spring,And a stillness reigns in the air unstirred by the beat of a wild bird’s wing.Those who see believe the old house grieves with the grief of a sentient thing.”Paraphrased from The Deserted Homestead By Edward Dyson
the impression given when vines in the commune of Saint-Chinian develop autumn tints around a quintessential, pink, French farmhouse; a spectacle that’s been a regular event for some 25 centuries.
A solitary silhouetted figure wandering through the remaining ancient cloisters at the Benedictine monastery of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Fishing implements silhouetted in the lagoon at Gruissan, in Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
The quintessential colour of vernacular architecture in the southern regions of France featured on a beautiful and stylish house is in the former fishing village of Gruissan in the French Languedoc-Roussilion region…
Constructed in the 14th century, the elegant Pont de Saint-Étienne d’Issensac rises to 13.35 meters and was intended for the passage of pedestrians, carts and animals, not automobiles, due to its narrowness and its steep inclines. Despite some damage, it didn’t deter the passage of German tanks during World War II.
An old doorway in Roquebrun, a charming small town in an attractive setting on the River Orb, known locally as the Nice of Herault in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Old and beautiful Plane trees lining a road between vineyards in Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
In 2007 I ran my first workshop in a tiny village called Cruzy in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. During the late afternoon I’d get the participants to explore the village entirely on their own with the criteria of photographing their impression of the community, carefully considering each shot and keeping to as few shotsContinue reading “Solitude”