A visit to the south coast of France would be incomplete without a visit to the Chateau d’If, the famed prison that gave birth to The Count of Monte Cristo.
Tucked away along the French Mediterranean coast are these beautiful little villages. This is the history that makes France seem like a fairy tale in North America…
We travelled to southern France with some friends and as we explored the coastline and abandoned buildings, they decided it was quite romantic! (It probably helped that this was a trip they took to celebrate their anniversary.)
Located just south of London proper is the London Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From our base in France, we made a weekend trip here.
I loved how the slowly faded daylight came out as this beautiful blue.
During a short visit to London, I found a a beautifully manicured garden. As the evening sun set, I got this picture of my Honey by the lake…
Half an hour from our home on the coast, I found a château with this driveway. Where do I get one?! :)
Catholic churches are everywhere in France. After seeing several dozen, I started to feel like I’d seen most of what there was to see. And then I would wander into some random church and discover another gem. In many of the churches, the stained glass was exquisite. Sometimes I could read the story in the windows and other times I just wondered who all the saints could be. This is a window I quite liked; I enjoyed how it depicted Jesus Christ, the “Lamb of God.”
Several months ago I was in France and realized I would need to get a job upon my return to North America. In today’s interconnected world, I thought doing my job search through the Internet would be the way to do it. It turned out to be both brilliant and brutal, all at the same time.
Pigeons are everywhere in France. This one was on the edge of William the Conqueror’s castle in Caen.
Part of the image of Europe gets built around the old things, including the old stone homes from the days before 2x4 (lumber, wood-frame) construction. This home is at Mont Saint Michel, a rock on the Normandy coast that has had an abbey at the top of it for over 1000 years and a village built in stone under it for almost as long. As a side, Mt St Michel is one of my favourite places to visit in France.