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Last but not least!

Enjoy some photographs taken on Sunday the 1st of July, 2012 from the VIP steam boat Côte-d’Azur.

After a two-week break in Lorient, the fleet is on the way to Galway for Leg 9.

Despite of a tough start Camper managed to win Leg 9. Groupama sailing team arrived second in Galway which means… no matter how they will sail the last In-port Race in Ireland… they won the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012! Congratulations to the French Franck Cammas and his teammates!

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Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Lorient (France) to Galway (Ireland) 

 

 

More photographs of the Volvo Ocean Race: the end of Leg 8 and arrival in Lorient and the French Acrobatic Patrol over the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly.

Up in the sky

A great family band helped me with the title of this post: thanks! But the title only. The content is, once again, related to the Volvo Ocean Race and its stop in Lorient, France.

 Patrouille de France, Cité de la Voile, Lorient, France

The Alpha Jet of the Patrouille de France (French Acrobatic Patrol) performed an acrobatic demonstration to welcome the teams of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Click on one of the photographs above to get a slide show 

Saturday the 16th of June 2012, Up in the sky of Lorient over the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly, Morbihan, Brittany, France

Way too early!

On Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Lisbon (Portugal) to Lorient (France) Groupama Sailing Team arrived first and earlier than expected!

The dedicated Race Village of Lorient is not ready yet but will open tomorrow.

Volvo Ocean Race, Lorient, France

The Volvo Ocean Race is  the world’s longest and toughest ocean race!

The 2011-2012 edition started at Alicante (Spain) the 5th of November 2011.

Because today is World Oceans Day

Plage de Donnant, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France

Fort-Bloqué, Morbihan, France

Morbihan, Brittany, France 

Real Ones!

Untitled to refer to last post.  These horses are no statues!

Fort-Bloqué, Morbihan, France

Morbihan, Brittany, France

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

I have not been really committed to share photographs recently… I just discovered a challenge that will (hopefully) help me to upload photographs on a regular basis:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/weekly-photo-challenge-today/

So from now on, one photograph every week (at least): ENJOY!

Note:

I did not share many photographs recently… but it does not mean that I do not play with my camera! It is just laziness which prevents me from sitting in front of a computer and updating this blog!

This morning roses in the garden were smiling to me, reminding me of The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Keroman ou Le Lieu où j’ai découvert que l’Architecture est un Art

Keroman or the place where I discovered that Architecture is Art

 

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Il y a quelques années de cela, le premier plan de bateaux colorait un paysage cubique, grisonnant et désolé: la base de sous-marins construite pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Une base indestructible! Seules les marées donnaient un peu de vie à l’endroit.

Récemment, la Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly a transformé ce paysage. Dessinée en blocs et vagues, elle réconcilie le jeu fluide des marées océanes aux arrêtes dures des blocs de  béton.

Coucher de soleil au fil de l’eau

Sunset with the flow

 

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Base de Sous-Marins de Keroman, Lorient, Bretagne, France

Submarine base of Keroman, Lorient, Brittany, France

Cimetière de bateaux sous les lumières du soir

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Dave Pen in Rock Lorient City

Faites de la musique à Lorient!

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Lorient, Morbihan, France

 

 

 

Update on the 6th of June, 2012

Dave Pen has his own blog: http://iamdavepen.wordpress.com/

Début de matinée sur la digue de Kermelo

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Digue de Kermelo, Lorient, Bretagne, France

Un après-midi sur une plage bretonne

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Lumière & galops, instants éphémères. Les empreintes sur le sable sont effacées par la prochaine marée.

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Fort-Bloqué, Morbihan, France

Une fin de semaine à Belle-Île

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Belle-Île-en-Mer, Morbihan, France

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