The dark and narrow blind alleys in the old town of Genoa between the Port and the Palaces are particularly atmospheric to wander through and photograph.......More posts on Genoa and the Italian Riviera this week. For more shadow shots this week, click HERE for Shadow Shot Sunday. Enjoy!!
This blog used to be about living in Mexico City and travelling throughout Mexico, but I have now moved to the French Riviera, living in Nice and working in Monaco.....Can the simple life be found here?? I will try and find out....
Friday, April 26, 2013
Shadow Shot Sunday 184 - Genoa
Posted by Catherine at 11:56 PM 11 comments:
Labels: Architecture, Genoa, Italy, Shadow Shot Sunday
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Shadow Shot 183 - Genoa
Genoa is saturated with 17thc Palazzos, the lavish interiors of which have to be seen to be believed, but these shadowy shots were taken down a side street away from the flashy facades just off Via Garibaldi, home to the UNESCO Heritage site of the Palazzo Rolli...
Palazzo Rolli takes its name from the Italian word for "list", and is comprised of some 44 palaces which were registered "on the list" to host any visiting dignitaries to Genoa. Be sure to visit Palazzos Rossi, Bianco, Tursi, Real, and Ducale when you are in this fascinating city...
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Posted by Catherine at 9:32 AM 17 comments:
Labels: Architecture, Art and Culture, Art Galleries, Genoa, Italy, Museums, Shadow Shot Sunday
Friday, April 19, 2013
Weekend Reflections 29 - Camogli
Fisherman getting his boat ready in the harbour at Camogli on the Ligurian coast not far from Genoa, Italian Riviera. Can't decide whether I prefer the reflections in sepia, monochrome, or colour - what do you think?? For more reflection shots this week click HERE for Weekend Reflections.
Posted by Catherine at 2:24 AM 7 comments:
Labels: Genoa, Italy, Weekend Reflections
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Mooching around Marseille - The Old Port....
Much has been written recently about Marseille's makeover from gritty and sleazy crime-ridden port to vibrant, dynamic City of European Culture flourishing with all kinds of new investment, architecture, projects, and events.....I have to say that on a recent visit, I was instantly charmed and impressed and ready to designate the city as my favourite place in France so far....Take the renovation of the Old Port for example as evidence of its newfound energy and beauty....
Wide open to the skies with unfettered views over the water, it is the perfect place to promenade and people-watch taking in all kinds of art trails and public sculptures....
fresh catches of fish right on the dock......
and endless entertainment from bars, restaurants and cafes to buskers, musicians, and impromptu brass bands.....
until the sun goes down!! Marseille - seriously what is there not to like??
Be sure to visit soon!! Enjoy!!
Posted by Catherine at 12:40 AM 2 comments:
Labels: Architecture, Art and Culture, France, French Riviera, Marseille, Meet the Locals.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Weekend Reflections 28 - Marseille
Norman Foster's new giant reflective sunshade (L'ombriere ) on the old port at Marseille is turning everything topsy-turvy as the European City of Culture 2013 gets into full swing.....
For more reflection shots this week, check out WEEKEND REFLECTION by clicking HERE. Enjoy!!
Posted by Catherine at 2:03 PM 6 comments:
Labels: Architecture, Art and Culture, France, French Riviera, Marseille
Friday, April 5, 2013
Shadow Shot Sunday 182 - Marseille
Take a walk around the old port in Marseille and you will find plenty to see to stimulate the senses...
As a designated European City of Culture 2013 there are plenty of arts events around and about including this fun sculpture trail around the harbour - animals and their shadows with plenty of people interaction and posing for photos...plus lots more human entertainment on offer with this fun assemblage of many multi-talented musicians with their brash, brass instruments cooking up a storm beneath Norman Foster's new giant reflective mirror sunshade "ombriere"....
For more shadow shots this week, check out Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking HERE. Enjoy!!
Posted by Catherine at 3:34 PM 17 comments:
Labels: Art and Culture, Art Galleries, France, Marseille, Shadow Shot Sunday
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Mooching around Marseille....
"Le Panier" is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Marseille just behind the Old Port, and an absolute delight to wander around the streets of houses in bleached out apricot, wheat and cream - the faded shutters, old lamps, and weathered warehouse doors all creating endless photo opportunities for the wanderer...
Once the "Agora" of old Marseille' s original Greek city here, the neighbourhood has been recently rejuvenated with artists' studios, workshops, and boutiques selling funky furniture, vintage, designer clothes, jewellery and works of art alongside a burgeoning scene of local pavement cafes, bars and restaurant terraces...and plenty of street art....
Marseille is one of Europe's designated Cities of Culture 2013 and has a vibrant, dynamic energy right now with a host of exhibitions, openings, new museums and galleries, and a wealth of arts events throughout the year. Be sure to visit!! With only one day's holiday over Easter, I zoomed down here for a long weekend, and was immediately charmed and inspired.........Returning very soon!!
Posted by Catherine at 2:23 PM 4 comments:
Labels: Art and Culture, Art Galleries, France, Marseille, Museums
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