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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.















Saint-Valery-sur-Somme



mussels with pastis and cerfeuil ... Zander loves puddles



Honfleur










tuna carpaccio and local cider















The French vote "Non" to the EU Constitution



Patisserie in Le Touquet

Current Music:
my bloody valentine - blown a wish
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On June 6th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC), heuteistmeintag commented:
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...
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On June 6th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC), heuteistmeintag replied:
nevermind. found some. didn't look hard enough before.
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On June 6th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC), mind_at_war commented:
you are a wonderful photographer.
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On June 10th, 2005 08:31 am (UTC), nomi replied:
thank you!
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On June 6th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC), pry commented:
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.
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On June 10th, 2005 08:32 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Yes, it felt good to get off the island for awhile. :)

Will do!
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On June 6th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC), silver_notebook commented:
Mussels in pastis are so sexy.

And your pictures are gorgeous
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On June 10th, 2005 08:34 am (UTC), nomi replied:
They were verrry tasty.. we have a bottle of pastis at home so I'm going to try making it myself.

Thank you.
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On June 6th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC), dawaioser commented:
I don't know what you do for a living or as a hobby, but I swear you should have Bon Appetit, Gourmet or another cooking magazine use your photographs...they are simply beautiful/delicious.
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On June 10th, 2005 08:34 am (UTC), nomi replied:
That would be a dream job. :)
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On June 6th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC), beatnikside commented:
Once again, you put the good times within our reach. Splendid shots.
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On June 10th, 2005 08:36 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you. :) I could say the same for you, although your photographs always make homesick.
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On June 6th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC), nickdangerous commented:
Lovely as always. I am now pining for the beach. Time to pour myself a glass of Zinfandel.
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On June 10th, 2005 08:38 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I didn't get to spend nearly enough time on the beach. I grew up near the sea so I have to return as often as possible, otherwise I go crazy.
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On June 7th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC), orangepoppy commented:
Breathtaking images~!
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On June 10th, 2005 08:38 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you!
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On June 7th, 2005 06:26 am (UTC), azalemeth commented:
Your photographs are really lovely!
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On June 10th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you. (:
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On June 7th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Dans la Somme
Mais, mais, mais... it's my place ! I was born there, near Saint-Valery... Funny to see those little places I know very well on your journal...
Eloi
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On June 10th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: Dans la Somme
Wow! Small world. ;) I wish I could have spent more time exploring the area. Do you still live around there?
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On June 10th, 2005 09:01 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you, aggie! I hope you do see them in person one day. :)
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On June 9th, 2005 03:54 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Fun
It looks like your having alot of fun and making memories.
MBV + Wine + Sunet = Good Times.

Best Wishes

-Beau
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On June 10th, 2005 09:09 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: Fun
Memory making and living in the moment, two things I haven't done nearly enough of lately.. it felt so good.

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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
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On June 13th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Hello, thank you for commenting! I look forward to finally meeting you as well, only a short time away now. :)
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On June 10th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC), gulch commented:
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
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On June 14th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC), nomi replied:
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.
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On June 11th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC), vizzygoth commented:
thinking of you...
beautiful photos, as usual. i hope you are doing as well as their vibrancy and color suggest...

xo
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