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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Untitled to refer to last post. These horses are no statues!
Morbihan, Brittany, France
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:
So from now on, one photograph every week (at least): ENJOY!
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
Barot, Himachal Pradesh, India
When India was ruled by the British, the government used to move to Shimla for the hot season to enjoy fresh air up on the seven hills. Some great buildings remind from this past.
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Chandigarh is one of the best planned city in India.
In such a well organised and symmetrical city it is quite a wonder to discover a junk garden! When Chandigarh has been designed a lot of villages in the surroundings havec been demolished. An Indian, Nek Chand, felt concerned about the consequences. He started collecting the materials from these villages and building a garden with them: ceramics, bangels, poettery… Though illegal, his work reminded a secret for almost 20 years and grew up to 12 acres of statues, paths, waterfalls, gorges, buildings…
Last days in Malaysia…
… Tonnerre de Malaisie!
It is completely out of the tourist routes but Taiping has a lot of history in its buildings. It used to be one of the most important English settlement with the first asian zoo, the first golf course and some of the eldest churches of Malaysia!
A peaceful place in the heart of Bangkok!
Not only along the river but also in the countryside… for a cockfight!
The photographs are taken from Thailand but on the other side of the river, it is Laos!
During the rainy season along the Mekong river
Beautiful sunrises and sunsets!
Somewhere in the mountains… West from Chiang Mai!
La Double Arche en Chartreuse, au dessus du Col de Marcieu
Frankfurt-am-Main, Hessen, Deutschland
Francfort-am-Main. A city of contrasts. Past & Present. Urban Life & Living Nature.