Board up, it’s the off-season

Some of France‘s most beautiful villages, featured on the Beaux Villages list turn from bustling tourist towns in the summer, crowded with tourists from everywhere. Into quiet and peaceful villages for locals to enjoy. Just as summer comes to a close, while the weather is still warm and autumn flowers start to bloom a tourist can enjoy the off-season with some room to move.

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One vivid Autumn in Annecy

Autumn in France is a spectacle, the vivid colours of the autumnal blooms are beautiful. A drive around Lake Annecy and I had plethora of shots filled with vibrant blooms.



Baguettes, for when you’re on the way to anywhere in France

On the way to anywhere in France I found myself starting the journey with a freshly baked artisan baguette. The baguette was the often the highlight of many of my days. I love baguettes!









Light ’em up – A series of street lamps Part 1

You can tell a lot about a city by its street lamps. After reviewing my photo archive I realised that I have many photos of street lamps, some where the lamp is the feature and some where a street lamp has snuck into my shot – and in some cases snuck in and become the main attraction.

Part one photos are from Spain and France and one from a day trip to Germany – see if you can find it, hint it was raining.

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