Together with Nathalie (Avignon in Photos), Richard (Neue Zürcher Blog) and Stuart (“Chuckeroon” –Richmond upon Thames Daily Photo) , we had the privilege to meet for a long weekend at one of the nicest places in France (on the globe?), Menton, and to be welcomed by Jilly (Menton Daily Photo), who is fortunate enough to live there.
Jilly had organised our visit in the most wonderful way. We visited not only Menton, but she took us also to some other close-by places like Roquebrune, Gorbio and Monaco – Monte Carlo.
Below you will find some illustrations which hopefully well reflect what a nice time we had. We didn’t talk only photography! One of our lunches we had on the charming terrace of Jilly’s house, overlooking the fantastic landscape with the Mediterranean in the background.
I will be back with some (shorter) posts about our weekend, but will today start with some impressions from Menton, very close to the Italian border and after different reigns (including the Monaco Grimaldi family) part of France since 1860 (with some short interludes during the more recent wars).
The old city is perhaps the most charming part of the place (see also the top photo)...
... with a cemetery at the top of the hill, offering spectacular views in all directions, but...
... we must not forget that the city of course developed to tourism during the 19th century with some impressive palaces, a casino...
... and of course not the water front!
I made this post a bit earlier than my "normal" Wednesday posts. I will again be quite busy the coming days... and please accept my appologies for not having time to visit your posts the way I normally like to do it.
... and if you wonder: The moon on the night shot from Menton is not quite at its place. It's a seperate photo.
You can find some of my Menton photos also on Ipernity.