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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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

How can a photographer create without creations of others?

Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris-Delhi-BombayParis, Centre Pompidou, Paris-Delhi-Bombay (Archives – Summer 2011)

The artist, Hema Upadhyay, recreated the Dharavi Slum of Bombay on two sides of a narrow corridor. This photograph plays with the lights and shows a detail the elaborated work.

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.

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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.

Abbaye Notre-Dame d’Orval

Abbaye d'Orval, Belgique, Europe

Orval Abbey, Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium

Founded as a Cistercian monastery, the abbey is well-known for its history and current spiritual life. Trappist Cistercian monks still welcome guests for short retreats.

The Abbaye Notre Dame d’Orval attracts also many tourists probably thanks to ist local production of Trappist Beer and typical cheese!

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

Die Welt der Habsburger – Schloss Schönbrunn

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Schloss Schönbrunn, Wien, Österreich, Europa

Vienna, Austria, Europe 

Der Wiener Stephansdom

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Wien, Österreich, Europa

Vienna, Austria, Europe 

Auf der Straße von Wien

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Wien, Österreich, Europa

Vienna, Austria, Europe

Liège – Lîdje – Luik – Lüttich

<> Colors in the greyish streets

<> St. Paul’s Cathedral

<> Guillemins Railway Station (by the architect Santiago Calatrava)

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Rheims –because it is the most beautiful to me!

la cathédrale Notre Dame de Reims, France


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More Photographs here

And more later on I guess. I will not stay far away from this cathedral for ever!

~~~ 800 ~~~

The pictures presented below are not the best ones… but I love this cathedral and I need to share it!

La cathédrale de Reims fête ses 800 ans!

Rheims cathedral turned 800 years old!

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Every evening this summer there is a great show on the cathedral. It helps you to imagine how colorful the cathedral looked like when it was first built and how they built it!

Whenever you have time, please try to spend a week end in Rheims in the summer 2011, you will not regret it!

Flânerie dans Paris

Strolling around Paris


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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:

Coup de vent à Lomener

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A fresh gale in Lomener, Brittany, France


Lomener, Bretagne, France

Début de matinée sur la digue de Kermelo

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Digue de Kermelo, Lorient, Bretagne, France

Le Concert

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Lorient, Morbihan, France

Just another day in Francfort-am-Main

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Frankfurt-am-Main, Hessen, Deutschland

Francfort-am-Main. A city of contrasts. Past & Present. Urban Life & Living Nature.

Am Rhein

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Wiesbaden, Hessen, Deutschland

Kirchen in Wiesbaden

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Wiesbaden, Hessen, Deutschland

Through the trees

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Wiesbaden, Hessen, Deutschland

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