Friday, October 21, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday 124 - Jardin Exotique, Eze


















The French Riviera is home to some of the most beautiful gardens along its coastline - often called "Jardin Exotique" they display a wealth of Mediterranean flora including a host of striking cacti in stunning locations....


















This is the splendid view from the Jardin Exotique in the perched village of Eze....


















It boasts an amazing range of plants and blooms interspersed with artistic sculptures...


















And of course on a hot day with a bright blue sky, the shadows are strong and striking - and provide some welcome shade for a very tired tourist conked out on the bench....


















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23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, WOW! Incredible collages, Catherine! And what gorgeous cacti - not what I'd expect to find in France! I love it! I don't have to ask if you're enjoying your new home!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Bonjour Catherine. Thanks for stopping by today! So glad I visited your blog. I loved Eze when I visited the village last August. I blogged about it too, but your photos are a lot better than mine ;-) Didn't you just love these elegant statues in the garden? And they each had a name! So cool. Glad the weather is still gorgeous for you. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

louciao said...

"Stunning locations" is right! Cool colours and warm vibes, with graceful statuary and amazing sea vistas. Oh yes, and striking interplays of shadow and light. Such lovely sights!

Ralph said...

If we look at the cacti and the mountain and not look at the water, it feels like we are in the desert. That this dry weather plant thrives in a more humid environment is a testament to the hardy plant. What beautiful views from these terraces!

Molly said...

Fabulous

Riet said...

Beautiful collages . wow living there.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

quite some lovely shadows there

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful shadow detail on the deck! And the magic brightness of light in your world is stunning! Great collages!

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous place, Catherine. I'm sure there are some things you miss about Mexico, but your view must more than make up for it!
Wonderful shadows there for you, too.

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

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous shots - of gorgeous vegetation and ocean! What a place to look for shadows!

Linnea said...

What a wonderful place to pursue your photographic interests! My uncle used to live in Monaco. I think I've been to this garden...I didn't have my DSL camera with me then though! Thanks for the terrific views!

♥~Judy~♥ said...

Exquisite shadows and collages!

Thanks for the visit and God bless! I truly hope you enjoy the French Riviera, but how could you not? :-)

A Cuban In London said...

Views like these are probably what the French had in mind when they recently responded to a survey by l'Insee about their level of satisfaction. A nice 7. Your photos are a a 10 out of 10. Many thanks. Different country, but same quality. :-)

Greetings from London.

Inger-M said...

Beautiful Riviera, I love the colors and the light. Great shots!

Spadoman said...

What a cool place to be! I was wondering what happened to you. I lost track of you and now you're no longer in Mexico. Hope it is wonderful for you where you are. In the meantime, I love all of these wonderful collages and especially that first shadow shot.

My first link was an error, I reposted the right link later in Mr. Linky. Feel free to visit if the mood strikes.

Peace

Leovi said...

Wonderful compositions of lines, light and shadow, wonderful mosaics.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Cacti seem so out of place along the Riviera, but what do I know?

SHADOW, SHADOW

Shadow, shadow drawing near,
You are all alone, I fear;
Let me be your new-found friend—
I’ll stick with you to the end!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

River Shadows

frayedattheedge said...

Lovely shadow shots! After a horrible grey day here, the blue skies are a real treat!!

Catherine said...

thanks for the wonderful selection of comments this week..great!!

Owen said...

Hard to argue with shadows like these ! And the views aren't too shabby either...

Cassie said...

Jardin Exotique indeed! That first shot is excellent. What a swell Shadow Shot. Have a great week.

Peter said...

Eze is just fantastic, almost "too much"! ... including some nice and not necessarily cheap eating places. Did you try any? :-)

Jilly said...

Beautiful shots, Catherine. As Peter said... beautiful places to eat in Eze when you are feeling extravagant...