Friday, September 2, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday 117 - Cap D'Ail

These crazy zigzaggy shadows were found on the stunningly scenic coastal path which runs between Cap D'Ail and Monaco - a route I can actually use to walk to and from school from one country to another crossing the border. How cool is that? Plus who has a journey to work with views like this??

It is a very serene experience to walk home by the sea without seeing any cars or traffic (a little bit different from my daily commute in Mexico City). Admittedly there are quite a few stairs to climb but it would be pretty petty and somewhat churlish to dare complain!!

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Sylvia K said...

Oh, Catherine, what an incredible place!! I'd be lying if I said wasn't even just a tad envious! Your photos are the next best thing! I am SO happy for you and know you'll have a wonderful year -- hopefully more than one! Have a beautiful weekend!


Owen said...

OMG ! What a walk to work... seems quite unbelievable. No, I must rub my eyes and look again, I must be dreaming...

And those shadows on the stairs !

Now if you could just get a zebra to walk through there in those shadows, what a photo that would make...

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

I hope you have sunglasses & a scarf on (a bit of Grace Kelley) to go with the scenery Catherine!! Beautiful...although that last shot might give us a bit of vertigo!!
Enjoy your weekend!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It looks as though you are going to become the master (or mistress?) of zigzag shadow shots!


I love my shadow,
My shadow loves me;
We chat together
And don’t disagree!

My shadow and I
Prefer not to shout
As we go walking
And rambling about.

My shadow’s so wise,
I ask what she thinks;
She’s happy to share,
And then nods and winks.

My shadow and I
Are best buds, you see;
That’s why we try hard
To always agree!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Arroyo Shadows

chubskulit said...

These are absolutely gorgeous shadow shots!

shadow Shots, have a lovely Saturday!

Ralph said...

The staircases are stunning! The glorious sun on the Riviera is strong, the iron railings leaving a geometric spider web on each and every step. Cool!

The pathway alongside the Mediterranean is picturesque and lovely. I'd be late for work every day - the beautiful sights would distract my commute...

Paula Scott said...

Oh, my!!!! And here I thought your shadow shots from Mexico City were off the charts! This is absolutely heavenly! I think my blood pressure would benefit from your life style!
Calgon, take me awaaaaayyy!

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous view! What a fabulous place to settle in! Lovely shadows as well for the week!
Take care!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Interesting and very nice shadow shots.


twobarkingdogs said...

wonderful! i really like architectural shadows best.

Kelly said...

Wow! Those steps are dizzying enough as it is, but the shadows on them really enforce it! Great shots!

Tom Hilton said...

Those stair shadows are spectacular. Hope you're enjoying life on the Riviera!

Carletta said...

'To walk home by the sea' - that sounds delightful!
Wonderful zig-zag shadows.

louciao said...

Incredible scenery, a wonderful sense of peace, dazzling shadows and some physical exercise thrown in for good measure? I'd better not hear you complaining!

Kay L. Davies said...

Absolutely beautiful, Catherine. And I was thinking the same thing "so different from the traffic in Mexico City" LOL.
I'm glad you're happy with your new location. (Who wouldn't be? It is stunning.) I'm sure you'll miss the Mexican people, especially those in some of the more remote places you visited.
Speaking of visiting, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. So nice to hear from you.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Nelson Souzza said...

Hello! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Congrats for your work. If you wish to follow back that would be great I'm at
Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

well what a lovely array of comments this week = thank you so much = so glad you have all found me in my new location!

Angie said...

Fantastic shots!!! Takes my breath away.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Beautiful commute. A stairmaster with a view. Lucky you.

Catherine said...

thankyou for all your wonderful comments this week - very much appreciated!