Photo by Gregoire LIERE
One of the first challenges is to find my original photos...
The last time I went to Provence was in 2009, and I was not doing digital photography just yet, and was still content to use my Nikon F60.
So, I had to spend some time shiffling through quite a large collection of prints and CDs...and that involves a big trip down "memory lane"...
Why taking this challenge now? Well, it was triggered by an article in our local newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald and it is thirty days to my birthday, so it will give you a chance to save for a gift! Just kidding...
Episode 1 - Our journey starts in Paris
The TGV station at CDG airport
Chances are that wherever you are reading my prose, a trip to France will certainly either arriving or departing from Paris, and frankly who would miss the pleasure of spending a few days there when coming all the way from across the World?
And if you are on your way to the South of France, then you will take the TGV from Gare de Lyon in the 12th arrondissement and debark 2h40mm later in Avignon.
So, it might be a good idea to stay near by and stay for instance at
Pavillon Saint Louis Bastille.
It is close to the station, the Opera Bastille, the Marais is not far away
and there are many buses and metro stations within walking distance.
After a night at the Opera, it might be a good idea to dine in style at the station, at Le Train Bleu restaurant.
There are dozens of more affordable options around - just open your eyes and be prepared for a good time!
Stay tuned for Episode 2 tomorrow Paris to Avignon!
A number of our readers have expressed interest in contributing stories and photos to this blog.
We are now ready to accept them and publish the best ones.
We are mainly interested in stories about Paris and Provence at this stage, but we will eventually wander into Bordeaux and Burgundy.
We are also open to your suggestions: maybe there is a part of France that you would like us to feature...Let us know.
We cannot reward you with money, but here is a way to get some exposure as a writer or photographer or both.
We will from time to time recognize a particularly good contribution with a gift in a form of a good bottle of wine or a special French "something"
So get your e-pen and e-paper and write to us via our Contact page.
Hope to hear from you soon.
No more blurry photos of food on this site!
Just bought an Olympus PEN E-PL1 with a 14-42mm lens (equivalent of a 28-85mm in a DLSR or 35mm camera).
Give us a few days to post new photos, but in the meantime, click here to see what real photographers have achieved with this little wonder!
A clear improvement on ANY phone camera...
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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