I like the old-school metro station platforms with the curvy in-a-tunnel feel.
Beating the morning rush hour crowd as we took the metro to Orly Airport.
Waiting for the gate to open.
Guess where we are off to ?
Bye bye Paris, for now.
Leaving the fluffy grey clouds and rainy weather behind.
Hello sunshine ! I’m seeing the Mediterranean Sea in real life for the first time.
Catching sight of Cap d’Antibes, that’s where we were headed towards.
I like soupe de poisson and croûtons with sauce rouille. Rich but very good.
… and clear !
At the railway station in Antibes. We tried buying train tickets to go visit a friend and his children in a town nearby but had to go return the tickets in the end because we had no time to make it there and back in one afternoon.
Luxury yachts a little like CSI Miami but with Fort Carré in the background.
More of the idyllic.
We attended the wedding in this church the next day.
A tiny doorstep garden of sorts.
Mermaid sighting !
If you want to be sure if you are at a touristy venue in France, look out for these. Lovely to tinker with but can only be found where tourists are found.
I walked by quite a few carousels during my trip but didn’t manage to get on any of them.
I don’t know why but I get into a holiday mood looking at this.
Kids having the time of their lives at the pre-wedding barbecue party as they feasted unnoticed on potato chips and saucisson while the adults chattered away. I had saucisson for the first time and I like it too.
The pool at the little hotel where we stayed.
Smells like vacation.
A mid-morning stroll along the Promenade de la Garoupe seems like the right thing to do.
Two shades of blue…
… and so sunny. Actually ‘scorching hot’ might be the right word.
Lesson learnt: don’t follow J everywhere. Moments after I’d taken this photo, I got splashed by a huge wave which caused my camera to stop functioning later in the day i.e. just four days into my vacation. Very nice.
Last photo from the GX100. We saw some frais des bois at the grocery store on our way back to the hotel. Was told they don’t come by too often these days.
Resorting to disposable cameras.
Outside the church right after the ceremony. We threw rose petals at the newly-weds, which explains why there were rose petals everywhere on the ground.
I took some pictures with the disposable camera at the wedding party by the beach that evening. Only a few were successfully developed, such as this one. Everyone’s dancing away to music that was apparently very popular back in the days among the French that I’ve never heard of before towards the end of the night. Unfortunately I also had no picture of the very delicious crab main course served cold.