The Riviera

From north-western Italy to Southern France it is The Riviera and stunningly beautiful.

It could be an afternoon in Manarola

Manarola Cinque Terre Italy by Terrill Welch 2014_05_09 052

with “lady of the grapes”

La Donna Dell'UVA in Manarola Italy by Terrill Welch 2014_05_09 186

or sipping local wine by half-bottle

afternoon lunch by sea in Rapallo Italy by Terrill Welch 2014_05_08 099

next the sea in Rapallo

Castello sul Mare 1550 Rapallo Italy by Terrill Welch 2014_05_08 092

Then again, it could be a small Italian working fishing village

Italian fishing village Festival rain or shine  by Terrill Welch 2014_05_11 182

before coming to the big city host of Nice France

Roof Tops in Nice France by Terrill Welch 2014_05_15 076

with its amazing square

Square in Nice France by Terrill Welch 2014_05_15 029

no matter which way you happen to look…

morning in square Nice France by Terrill Welch 2014_05_15 035

It is all good, fantastic and delicious! There is however, only one painting sketch and it is not of these grand views but rather a humble still life.

Basic Essentials – 25 x 35 cm acrylic on archival 185 lb paper.

Basic Essentials 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2014_05_12 110

Yet, it seems just right. Enough. Maybe even more than enough.

This is our last of Three days in Nice France. Tomorrow we will be leaving for Aix en Provence and then Narbonne as we travel along the south of France. We will have no internet in the next places we are staying. Therefore, you may or may not here from us again until we reach Barcelona Spain on May 23, 2014. So don’t worry. We are fine – just a little disconnected 😉

If you were to summarize the basic essentials of one of your favourite places what would be included?

 

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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch

From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

For gallery and purchase information about Terrill’s photographs and paintings go to http://terrillwelchartist.com

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6 thoughts on “The Riviera

  1. Terrill – Breathtakingly beautiful photos! The colorful homes on the cliffside and the fishing village are my favorite.

    You asked, “If you were to summarize the basic essentials of one of your favourite places what would be included?”

    Unencumbered space and leisurely time (no clock, no time constraints, no hurry whatsoever) in which to enjoy it.

  2. I can’t believe I spent five days in Manarola last year and missed seeing ” lady of the grapes”! Gorgeous pics as always. Enjoying reliving these places through your blog. A bientot!

    • Ah, she is up in the little park by the cemetery Chiarina 🙂 It was installed in 1999. It is kinda fun to relive places through the work of others. Many of the place I have been in rural British Columbia there is little online sharing of them. But when there is I deeply enjoy the discovery. The places I am going right now are well traveled and I am glad that visitors like yourself still find value in coming along with us.

    • You are most welcome Patricia 🙂 I don’t have much online time right now but want to say thank you to you and. Laurie and others for your sharing of these posts on other networks. Most appreciated! Well, it is time to make some coffee and start getting packed up for our journey to Aix en Provence. Only one train transfer today so hopefully it all goes smoothly. See you all again when we reach Barcelona Spain on May 23rd.

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