Saturday, January 5, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday 174 - Cros de Cagnes


We have had some gorgeous weather over the festive season here on the Riviera, characterised most strongly by these vibrant blue Riviera winter skies. These shots are taken on the lovely open  and spacious promenade which links the small fishing village of Cros de Cagnes and Cagnes-sur-mer. Above is one of the beachfront restaurants, and below is a selection of views and vistas along the promenade.....


After strolling along the promenade you can take the free shuttle bus (la navette) up from Cagnes Ville to the Medieval hilltop village of Haut de Cagnes where you can visit the Chateau Grimaldi  housing an olive museum and art galleries and boasting a wonderful panoramic view from its tower. Then descend to the narrow cobbled streets and alleyways for a delicious lunch - more in the next post. In the meantime check out Shadow Shot Sunday for more photography - Enjoy!! Happy New Year 2013!!

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fun shadow shots for the day, Catherine!! I love the carts -- fun way to see the sights! Hope your new year is off to a great start!! Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy!!

Ralph said...

Happy 2013 to you too! The azure sky does not feel like a winter day, but a warm day instead - minus the cold temps of the day at home, I feel transformed by the warm Mediterranean!

Patti said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous there. And warm! The color of the sky is so pretty.

Happy and Healthy New Year, Catherine!

Maboe said...

I like!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love how the shadows are illumined by light all round them! And those carriages have so much character and whimsy! Love them!

Dianne said...

Wonderful shadows effects from those rick-shaws Catherine .. I spent some time in Vence a few years ago and often caught the local bus down to Cagnes-Sur-Mer.
It's such a beautiful corner of the world.

namaki said...

what a nice stroll under the blue mediterranean winter sky ! Beautiful shadows too ! Tanks for sharing !

manyslices said...

That sky is such a nostalgic hue of blue {the skies here this far North from the equator no longer get that blue this time of year}
You seem to live on a slice of paradise...lucky you.
Cheers.
Leah

Kalantikan said...

Wow so very clean shots, and the colors are so peaceful. I also browsed on older posts, so thanks for sharing them as I might not be able to visit the Riviera in this lifetime. Happy New Year!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place with nice shadows.

Yoshi said...

Beautiful blue sky, which I miss a lot! It's snowing now:(
I like the cart shadows!
Have a wonderful Sunday.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Catherine and what a gorgeous place to walk and enjoy some great food ! .. I love those peddle carriages it took me a few minutes to realize that was how they worked!LOL
I remember thinking the skies were so blue where we stayed at Loret de Mar on the coast of Spain in a typical tourist trap but it was pretty : )
Joy

Fly Girl said...

An olive museum! That sounds like the kind of museum I'd enjoy on many levels!

Catherine said...

Thanks for all the comments this week - much appreciated....

Vane M. said...

Adorei as sombras dos carrinhos de passeio! Um abraço!

MaiThreeBoyz said...

What a beautiful view! visiting late from Shadow Shot Sunday.