19 May 2019

Visiting St-Brieuc and Lamballe

The place I stayed at for the wedding ceremony I attended to was located near Lamballe, itself close to St-Brieuc city, so I took the opportunity to visit both cities.

It was a very nice discovery, as they have numerous remains of old streets and monuments: especially Lamballe, which - despite being quite a small city - is very interesting to visit thanks to its beautiful collegiate church and a peaceful canal, not far from the train station.

View on Lamballe
View on Lamballe

Collegiate church Notre Dame de Lamballe
Collegiate church Notre Dame de Lamballe

St-Brieuc old building
St-Brieuc old building

Rocks

Whether they were polished by the sea or had sharp edges, I enjoyed taking pictures of those rock samples :-)

Rock path
Rock path

Pink rocks
Pink rocks

Cliffs
Cliffs

Sea gifts

A little collection of sea gifts abandoned on the sand at low tide...

Sand gift 2
One gift...

Sand gift 1
A second one...

Sand gift 3
...and a third one!

18 May 2019

Sunrise at sea

The nicest moment of the day, and the most extraordinary one, where Nature is shrouded in a golden veil after sunset :-)

Little church on the island
The island at sunrise

Seaside cross
Seaside cross

End of the land
End of the land

Little island at sunrise
Little church on the island

17 May 2019

Strong flowers

Fighting against the wind and the sea spray, they still managed to show their colors :-)

Blown away
Blown away

Pink granite
Leaning against pink granite

11 May 2019

A trip to Brittany

The wedding of an ex-colleague of mine was a nice opportunity for me to go on a (too short!) trip to Brittany. Although quite cold for the season, the weather was really nice and it was a true paradise to wander around in the area.

Already wishing to go back there... Just look at that sea color!

Blue blue sea
Blue blue sea

A place to sit
A place to sit

The sea!
The sea

5 May 2019

Detailed sculptures

Gargoyles and lions... It definitely makes me want to explore Paris's bestiary in monuments :-)

Paris 5 - Eglise Saint-Séverin - gargoyles
Eglise Saint-Séverin - gargoyles

Paris 6 - Fontaine Saint-Sulpice
Fontaine Saint-Sulpice

Paris 6 - Fontaine Saint-Sulpice - lion
Roaring lion

4 May 2019

Golden touch

After Notre Dame's dreadful fire, I decided to go on a tour of Paris's churches and ancient monuments.

Of course, I could not manage to get to every places I had selected... But here are a few pictures of my first expedition around the Invalides :-)

Paris 7 - Hôtel des Invalides - dome
Invalides's dome

Paris 7 - Hôtel des Invalides - inside
Hotel des Invalides

Paris 7 - École Militaire - golden gate
École Militaire's golden gates

20 April 2019

Versailles gardens

A new discovery in the Paris area: the park around the Queen's hamlet :-)

I had already visited the inner gardens of Versailles (with the fountains), however I had not had the opportunity to discover this park yet. A very nice walk in the end, quite different from the main gardens with its quiet bucolic paths!

Tree path
Tree path

Sheep park
Sheep park

Light and shadows
Light and shadows

14 April 2019

13 April 2019

Nature and Human works

A sample of some views that I enjoyed at the House of Chateaubriand, mixing Nature and Human works in the same set:

Orange walls Orange walls

Brick facade
Brick facade

Striped rose
Roses tied to trees

12 April 2019

Old doors

I always had a passion for taking pictures of old buildings (especially doors), so here are a few new ones!

Old door
Mill door

Old building
Old building

Hidden door
Hidden door

11 April 2019

House of Chateaubriand

I had never been to the house of Chateaubriand in the Paris area before, and it was a really nice discovery. Not too far from my place, and with a delightful garden to explore - all that I could wish for!

I only visited the gardens in the end (there was so much to see there...) but will definitely come back another day to visit the rest of the domain, especially the inside of the main building which seems really interesting :-)

Main house
Main building

By the lake Decorated staircase
Entrance View on the garden
House of Chateaubriand

10 April 2019

A full range of insects

A little canal near my place is the perfect spot for insect hunting. I get to shoot (with my camera) a wide range of little creatures, from ladybugs to mosquitoes, so I always start from there when I want to take some insect macro photos...

Hope
Hope
Suspended
Suspended

A tiny thing
A tiny thing

Thirsty of green
Thirsty of green

9 April 2019

Flower macro

When studied through a macro lens, the pistils truly seem covered in sugar :-)

Veronica
Veronica

Pink heart
Pink heart

Double trouble
Double trouble

8 April 2019

The battle

Ladybugs against aphids... The hunt!
PS: of course don't take seriously this ladybug hunt cycle, it is biologically irrelevant and only meant for fun :-)

Red dot
Patiently waiting...

Hide and seek
Approaching its prey...

Mealtime
Captured meal...

Don't see me
...and back to hideout