Sunday, 8 March 2009

Could This Be Spring?

Winter has seemed endless this year and I know it's still two weeks till Spring becomes official but the sight of flowers in the garden and the sun on my back did raise my spirits.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Upon Reflection..Let's Have Lunch

A sunny day, and those are rarer than hen's teeth round here, and the beginning of lunch time; the tables are laid and the staff are eating their lunch under the arcades.
This bar/restaurant is immensely popular because of its situation but when we first moved here it consisted of two or three tables under the terrace during the summer and a smoky, dingy room inside through the Winter. I reckon that the present arrangement is a change for the better.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Valbonne Cats

If I water her will she grow?
Mopsa, supervising spring planting..

Monday, 2 March 2009


Looking up towards the roofs of the buildings on the main street. Most of the lower floors are given over to businesses or restaurants and the upper floors have been converted into apartments.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Theme Day: Glass

This is a photo I took a while ago when I first started Nice Daily Photo. It's the Salon Royal of the Hotel Negresco on the Promenade des Anglais being prepared for the new year's celebrations. The hotel was built during the Belle Epoque which you can see evidence of in the beautiful glass ceiling while the chandelier was made by Baccarat and is composed of more than 16, 000 crystals. ..It's huge but is dwarfed by the size of the room..

These are other theme day participants:
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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

2 CV

I took a mountain of photos of this 2CV get together though not many came out well partly because the cars were seriously on the move, their drivers focused on getting out of the car park and partly because I didn't want to be run over; a definite possibility, believe me.
The theme was Woodstock: 40 years on and many of the drivers were in hippy gear and the cars gussied up accordingly. The atmosphere was great, everyone laughing and happy.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

2 CV

A Deux Chevaux traffic jam! This was the sight that met my eyes when I emerged from the underground parking in Grasse this morning. It wasn't a complete surprise as I knew that this was the weekend of the 12th annual 2 CV international get together but I was disappointed to realise I'd arrived too late to walk round the cars before they took off on a tour round the area. This is the possibly one hundred cars trying to leave the car park at the same time..
More about the car and the event tomorrow