Friday, October 25, 2013

"Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost" Part 2

Here's a final wrap of the places I've been to in the past few weeks. This is a look at some more cool stuff from travels with my parents, and I promise next post I've got a few sewing/quilting type pictures ready from my France adventures so far.
 
 
This was a beautiful fountain in Nimes, which my blogger friend Kitty happened to take a picture of too, when she visited France earlier this month. I did this funny Vanna White pose for you Kitty. :)

 
This is a Roman temple in Nimes and one of the most well preserved left standing. It was very beautiful even with the cheesy film playing inside!

 
This is the front of the temple, with my parents at the top. This building was humongous and awesome.

 
I also really liked this too, the Roman amphitheater in Nimes. Can anyone believe it was built around 70 AD?!

 
The last city my parents and I travelled to was Marseille, which is sort of like San Francisco for all of you familiar with California. This arch was on our way to the old port and I couldn't pass up a photo opportunity.
 
And that, sadly, is a wrap of my mini adventures in France for now. The next post on here might not be for a while, since my fall break just started and tomorrow I leave for two consecutive trips, to Barcelona and Milan! I'll have to take good photos, as I know these cities have many beautiful sights to offer. I'm off to travel a world I know I was destined to see.

Friday, October 18, 2013

"Not all those who wander are lost."

I think I'm getting good at this forget-to-post/become-shocked-by-the-date thing, no? I picked the post title (J.R.R. Tolkien) because it describes what I have been doing, much better than I could say myself.

In order to keep taking a very spotty account of my times in the south of France, I'll do a short recap, with lots of pictures, to prevent the horrors of reading a novel-sized biography for each picture. You're welcome :)

 
 
 This was a view of the beach and some boats in Saint Tropez, one of the most tranquil scenes I've witnessed in France yet!
 

The giant fountain in the center of Aix-en-Provence, where I'm living for the semester.

 
This was an art show in a limestone quarry cave, where music played and Impressionist paintings were projected onto the walls, like these by Monet. It was so cool!

 
 
The city of Les Beaux also showcased a couple-thousand-year-old chateau and other neat things like a trebuchet and a catapult.  
 

 

My parents came to visit me and we went on lots of day trips, like this one to the cute and quaint city of Cassis. 
 
 
This time my dad (and mom) and I are in Lacoste, a tiny little hillside town. It had beautiful views of the valley.

 
 My mom actually asked me to capture this photo of a cemetery in Menerbes and I think the photo would be striking in black and white. 

I have some more photos of day trip towns but I'll save those for another day, so I have no excuse about lacking content for another post. Here's hoping I won't forget or procrastinate and actually put them up before the semester's over at this rate!