My Daily Photo Walk: On the Way to Durfort

September 23, 2015  •  1 Comment

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23 - RT 123 - RT 1 23 - RT 223 - RT 2 Wow.  Today’s photo walk was a little of this and some of that.  Terry, Norma, and I got the rental car, and of course, the GPS took us right back through the center of Toulouse.  I was driving, but I managed to get through the streets without running over a cyclist or a pedestrian, thanks to Terry’s help of navigating via GPS.

23 - RT 423 - RT 4 23 - RT 523 - RT 5 Once we finally got out into the countryside, the landscape became farm after farm of drying sunflowers.  If only we had been here four weeks ago!  The sky was gray with clouds, but the weather improved the farther east we drove.

23 - RT 323 - RT 3 23 - RT 623 - RT 6 We stopped in a small village around 2 p.m. to walk around and photograph the church.  Hoping to find lunch, we instead found that everything was closed.  They must take siestas in this part of France after lunch and before dinner.  We found an amazing cemetery behind the church, with above ground graves lined with mementos, ceramic and artificial flowers, and photos.  Each grave was in competition with the next to see which could have the most ornamentation.

23 - RT 723 - RT 7 23 - RT 923 - RT 9Plane trees, aka sycamores, line many roads in southern France. Our next stop was in Revel, where we found a snack and then walked to the center of town.  This was what we’d been hoping for – charm, charm, and more charm!  We photographed the chocolatier, doorways, hardware, shutters, and more.

The GPS chose a winding goat-track, single lane road over a mountainside and back down to take us to our destination of Durfort.  We were doubting we’d ever arrive safely.  I had to beep the horn around the sharp, rocky curves to warn oncoming traffic.  Luckily, we did not meet any. 

Our home in Durfort is absolutely lovely.  More charm upon charm.  But there will be tomorrow for that photo walk.

A bientot!

All photos in “My Daily Photo Walk" are for sale upon request.

 


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Gary McGinnis(non-registered)
I'm in Lubec Maine at the eastern most place in the US. Got up in time for sunrise at the light house. Rather chilly but I didn't need blankets like some others that were there. Went across the river to see the Roosevelt 'cottage'. To me a cottage doesn't come with12 bedrooms and servants I think my computer has lost the drivers for the USB ports. I can't import anything either off the card directly or through a card reader..This may require major repairs /replacement.

Fortunately I have 2 64 gig cards. I can take 80K pics so I should be ok as long as the card doesn't crash. Normally I download every day. Try to find out what your latitude is. I crossed the 45 several times marking halfway to the North pole from the Equator. That helps put the world into perspective.
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