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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.

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

Lyon, ville équitable & durable

lyon, France

Place Bellecour, Lyon, France   

“Rendez-vous sous la queue du cheval !” Un lieu pratique pour se retrouver en plein coeur de Lyon!

Le jour la prise de vue, la statue de Lyon XIV portait un sac rose en bandoulière. Par cette action de street marketing, la ville de Lyon présente un label pour développer la  consommation responsable.

Wedding around the lake

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A French wedding in May 2012

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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Paris-Delhi-Bombay could stand for the destinations of my planned trip for the next months… but it is also the title of the Current exhibition in Centre Pompidou, Paris

Different artists, either French or Indian contributed to this exhibition. Their works of Art  express what they think or what they perceive about India today.

My favorite piece is the one from Hema UPADHYAY: Think Left, Think Right, Think Low, Think Tight, 2010

It is a colorful representation of the largest slum of Mumbai called Dharavi. Have a look at the pictures and try to imagine a tight corridor. On both side of it, vertically and miniature, full of colors, a reproduction of the slum thanks to recycled materials. It is amazing to pay attention to the details like places of worship or electrical systems!

If you happen to be in Paris anytime from now until the 19th of September 2011, do not hesitate to visit the Centre Pompidou!

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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

Début de matinée sur la digue de Kermelo

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Digue de Kermelo, Lorient, Bretagne, France

Un mariage français tout en bleu

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A French wedding

Un mariage français

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A French wedding

La Double Arche en Chartreuse

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La Double Arche en Chartreuse, au dessus du Col de Marcieu

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.


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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