Architecture, art and audience: These three connect in museums, and I always find that facinating. Great architecture seems to open our minds for art, and art always seems to remind us of the vast range of possibilities we have. So, whenever I walk through a museum, there’ll be some favourite finds!
Château La Coste in the South of France offers a great opportunity to see landscape (and) art. Artists include Kengo Kuma (pictures 1 and 2), Liam Gillick (picture 3), and Ai Weiwei (picture 4). The stepstones appear to be just a nice anonymous addition to a pavillion by Frank Gehry. This walk is a contribution for Jo’s Monday Walks.
Roussillon is famous for its red and ocher rocks which have been used for making pigments for centuries. Our walk took us along the sentier des ochres (first three pictures), then to the old town of Roussillon where, not surprisingly, most buildings were painted in reds and ochres.
There is also a place they call Colorado de Rustrel – a bit off Roussillon so it was not really part of the walk (but it fits into this post’s theme, pictures five and six).
However, l’usine d’ocre Mathieu (Mathieu’s ochre factory) is so close to Roussillon’s town centre that it can be visited on foot (last three pictures).
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The daily walk from our holiday rental to the bakery, a contribution for Jo’s Monday Walks.
And since this is another Monday Walk for Jo, here’s the Périgord landscape you see once you look up from the details…
Strolling around the towns of Middelburg and Veere. Though we come here regularly, I rarely photograph (always preferring the dunes and the sand and the sea), so I thought I’d share these for a change. The atmosphere and the light were just right … and I had brought my camera to what was originally an outing to have lunch. Thanks to my wife for her patience. | This is another contribution for Jo’s great Monday Walks – join her…!
Like Jo at restlessjo, I love to walk on the shore. On Walcheren (southern Netherlands) the shore comes with great dunes. On this particular walk, the winter light invited a closer look at details. The sand looks quite rough because there had just been a little rain and wind did not have enough time to smooth the surface afterwards. I would like to contribute this post to Jo’s Monday Walks.
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As the days get darker – all the faster after the end of daylight saving time – dusk may fall as we take our walks. But no complaints: The opportunities to play with light are plenty. So here is a contribution for Jo’s Monday Walks. (Finally!)
Walking on beaches is a passion I seem to share with Jo. Which is why I would like to share this walk (or maybe even series of walks) on her Monday Walks collection: Walking the beaches of south Holland, you find many things – among them the strandpaviljoens, beach cafés standing on stilts at the seaward base of the dunes, a welcome refuge from rain and cold and in case of an appetite for fish & chips. As a landscape photographer, I have always hated them because they are prone to get in the way. But this winter, I decided to turn the tables: You’ll see a couple of strandpaviljoen pictures this month.
Winter is almost over (as far as the dark time of the year is concerned) and yet I did not play around with city lights as much as I had intended, so Paleica’s Magic Motto Schilder und Schriften (signs and fonts) presented a welcome opportunity to do just that. I am not sure the Muses will be good to me again, so I think this is the final post for this challenge.
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A contribution for Jo’s Monday Walks: You get to see so many pretty things in Montpellier that we could not leave out one single alleyway. So while this was our last visit before heading back home, there will be a few more pictures from this great city.
Uzès is a town in the south of France, and it is definitely worth a walk (or two). So what could be more appropriate than entering this post as a contribution for Jo’s Monday Walk? Jo collects walks from all around the world. I also enjoy her project because walking and photography are a perfect match … ain’t they?