20.5.09

Roquebrune


So, in my absence, here continues the posting about our wonderful weekend at Menton and surroundings on the invitation by Jilly. (See previous post.)

This one is about Roquebrune (see map on the previous post), like Menton part of France since 1860. Roquebrune is situated on a hill with some fabulous views. You can distinguish Monaco in the background on my photos. There is a cemetery on the top of the hill - with the grave of Le Corbusier (see previous posts). Close to the cemetery you can admire a 2000 years old olive tree (part of the trunk on one of my photos).

Some of the surrounding villages including the posh Cap Martin are now part of a commune with the official name Roquebrune-Cap Martin.

You can find these photos in full and as slideshow on Ipernity.

21 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures dear Peter!
Many thanks for sharing!
Léia

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Breathtaking views, fresh and beautiful foliage, interestingly timeless walkways... It is a pleasure to learn from you about Menton and the areas close by. Thank you once again, Peter...
David

lyliane said...

La "saison" n'était pas encore commencée vous avez eu de la chance, rues désertes et beau temps.

Olivier said...

un paysage de rêve, tu profites bien de tes vacances à Menton. La vue sur la première photo est superbe et donne envie

ALAIN said...

Internet c'est magique, Roquebrune vu depuis la Suède.

claude said...

Que ces paysages et villages de provence sont beaux !

Margarida Pereira said...

Welcome back.
Soyez le bienvenu.
Bem vindo! :))

SusuPetal said...

Beautiful alleys, breath taking surroundings.

Cutie said...

Wow... thanks for sharing such amazing pictures. I think it's my dream to be staying in one of the house up hill facing the sea.

frenchie4moi said...

I just want to thank you for all of your work and for sharing these photos with the world Like I've said, Menton is the place where we plan on retiring so this is a special treat for Frenchie and I.

How so you do your collages? In photoshop? I admire your work Peter.

I hope you are having a blast on your trip.

Merci!

Nancy

Jilly said...

In just a few fabulous photographs, Peter, you've summed up all the beauty of Roquebrune village.

Chuckeroon said...

Well done with Corb's grave. Rather nice, the little touch of concrete and the wild flowers. The rest is, afterall, just how we saw it. So enjoyable.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Splendid pictures Peter!

Kate said...

I enjoyed every photo, esp. because it gives us a different window in the environment surrounding the village. Thanks!

Virginia said...

Beautiful village, beautiful photographs as always. Loved La Mer on Jilly's blog today. Sigh.......

ps My bags are almost packed and so far the suitcases zip!! That's a very good thing!

Nathalie said...

What? No in-depth research to tell us all about the history of Roquebrune? I guess that's what holidays are about. Just wandering through the village was a delight, wasn't it?

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos, another lovely place to visit!! :-)

GMG said...

Roquebrunne is a lovely place, and you caught it right (as usual)!!

Catherine said...

Toute l'atmosphère du lieu révélée par tes quelques photos.
C'est tellement beau qu'on aimerait s'y perdre.

Peter said...
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Peter said...

Thanks all for your comments! It's a bit late to answer indiviually this time! :-)

Just answering a question above; I'm using MS PowerPoint.