Last week we spent four days in France on the invite from our closest friends (they are moving to New Zealand in a few months so this was our last trip with them). We stayed near Fort-Mahon-Plage in the Somme and further explored the Pas-de-Calais, Seine-Maritime, and Calvados départements.
Not much more than that to say as the photos say it all. I'll save the rest of my life's news for my next post.
The beach at Deauville, Calvados.
French sand is tasty.
mussels with pastis and cerfeuil ... Zander loves puddles
tuna carpaccio and local cider
The French vote "Non" to the EU Constitution
Patisserie in Le Touquet
this reminded me of my trip to the basse-normandie area in 98. thanks for the trip down memory lane.
btw you wouldn't happen to know if it is at all possible to find a bottle of good calvados in the us, would you? i've been craving it lately but i have no idea where to look...
It looks like you had a perfect four days. The long picture of Honfleur would make a perfect jigsaw.
I'd never seen a picture of Zander before, he looks very happy. If you happen to remember, please do wish Paul and Rachel all the best for their relocation from me.
On June 10th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I often "wonder" in your most impressive journal and creative photography. You have no idea how much love and happiness your LJ has brought into my life ;) and I look forward to the grand pleasure of finally meeting the multi-faceted and universe's own "cupid" very, very soon. Wonderful photos and wonderful memories for you and Max to cherish always :) <3
Wow! Wow! Wow! How uncanny, I've been dreaming of a return to France recently, it's been far too long - last time I was there I was also staying in Normandy (I forget the name of the village), so your pictures brought back memories, although where I *really* want to return to is Brittany, the area around Carnac.
I don't suppose you visited the Maison Satie when you were in Honfleur? It is quite small, but one of my favourite museums of all time. I also dreamed about that quite recently.
Memories of Normandy
Ah so you are literally dreaming of France. :) I have only passed through Brittany, but it is close and I'm sure I'll have the chance to explore it further in coming years. We didn't make it to the Maison Satie, we only took a short stroll through and stopped for mussels in pastis. I'll be sure to go in when we return.
While learning the language I've found myself drawn to return even more than usual.. there's something about French, I feel like it's always been inside me and it's just being allowed to come out. My last name is French so perhaps it has been buried in there, in my ancestral history.