Thursday, May 17, 2018

Vive la France


The beautiful azure sea
that amazing southern light,
the markets, the scents, the people,
Provence, you've been a delight.


97 comments:

Things and Thoughts said...

Really enjoyed your amazing photos from a region I love so much.Thanks for taking us along Amalia!

FlashinScissors said...

Beautiful pictures, Amalia, and you summed it up perfectly!
Oh, the food, the people, the views ..... it looks like you had a fantastic holiday!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

NADINE said...

Gorgeous pictures ! My mouth is watering, my brain is dreaming, and my heart is singing, as we're heading to Provence in two weeks from now (Fontvieille, close to Arles and Les Baux de Provence. YAY :D

xoxox
Nadine

Ann said...

Marvelous pictures. All that food is making me hungry.

Louca por porcelana said...

WOWWWW!Vive la France!Wonderful pictures!!!

Luciana F. Damiano said...


What a beautiful place!
Your pictures are amazing, congratulations.

eileeninmd said...

WOW, gorgeous views of France. The pastries look yummy. Lovely photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Vee said...

Such wonderful captures! Home now?

La Table De Nana said...

I LOVE Provence! So glad you did too..love the photo of the young woman w/ the Littles..so natural.. a true pleasure..Nadine..we went to Fontvielle..Les Baux etc..:)
Provence is just so perfectly pretty.:)You captured it beautifully.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful place. The food, the light, the buildings! So much to savour and remember.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful.....I love it there!!

mamasmercantile said...

Such beautiful photos, what an amazing place to visit.

Kim said...

I have been waiting for this post and it did not disappoint! I hope you have a fabulous time my friend and thank you for sharing all the pretty with us! xo

VeggieMummy said...

It all looks beautiful - I'm green with envy! xx

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Lovely photos all but since I've not had dinner yet oh that food! :)

Gumbo Lily said...

I love what your eyes see! I wish I could taste those foods, veggies, fruits. Oh my!

MaryAnne said...

I spent part of my childhood in France, and I would love to return someday. Thank you for sharing your photos with us!

Maria said...

Wonderful photos Amalia; my goodness I could almost taste that French pastry in that one photo! Lol.

Rosie said...

How wonderful your visit looks so many beautiful things to see in your fabulous photos:)

Rhodesia said...

It is a wondeful place, I love it. Great photos. Have a good weekend Diane.

Aritha said...

Super. Never been there but you photos make me happy!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Just gorgeous! I found myself asking myself why don't I live there??!!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Always love seeing the places you visit through your eyes Amalia! I have to admit, the picture with the children and the young woman crouched behind the motorbike was a stunning photo, just the raw emotion you captured there! Loved seeing the beautiful bay, the gorgeous food, and the quaint views. Truly a delight for your heart I know! Enjoyed your pictures so very much :)

Mereknits said...

Can I come along next time? It looks so beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Such beautiful and charming pictures, my friend. I wish I could jump into the fun and enjoy. Hugs to you!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful pictures, looks like a fun and relaxing place!

EricaSta said...

Liebe Amalia, von Herzen wünsche ich Dir schöne Pfingstfeiertage! In Frankreich lässt es sich gut leben und Urlaub machen.
Ein herzlicher Sonnengruß... von Heidrun

Rue said...

How absolutely stunning, my friend! I would love to visit, take in the views and eat all that delicious food :)

xoxo,
rue

Nancy Chan said...

I enjoy all the beautiful photos of the harbour, fruits and vegetables and the delicious food photos too!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Terrific photos of a wonderful region of France. Thanks for taking us along through your photography.

Jeanie said...

Biggest sigh. I've not been to Provence and always wanted to go. Seeing your magnificent photos only makes me long to experience it in person.

Quilting Stories said...

Dear Amalia, you have a great talent for photography (among other talents)! Those pictures of Provence are wonderful. Have a lovely Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Your photography is also a delight! And France is wonderful indeed. My daughter speaks of moving to that country. But I do hope she'll change her mind (she's almost 13 now) :-)

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Unas fotos preciosas! feliz domingo!💚💚💚

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, excelente seleção de fotos com o belo mar azul que é encantador, assim como, as restantes fotos urbanas, a fotorreportagem está perfeita.
Feliz semana,
AG

Tricia Buice said...

What a wonderful trip - everything beautiful and your photos are gorgeous!

Ageeth Mooij said...

Wow

Lowcarb team member said...

'Provence, you've been a delight.'

... and your photographs are a delight too!

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh it looks like an amazing vacation!!! What a wonderful place to visit. Your photos ARE a delight!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a feast for the senses, Amalia! Such a wonderful place for a vacation...

Kitchen Riffs said...

Wonderful pictures! And a terrific place to visit. Bet you had a great time. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Polly said...

I’ve heard so many good reports about Provence and your beautiful photos make me want to visit. What are those lovely looking cakes/buns in photo number 15? Love the quirky last photo :-)

Kim said...

How fabulous to wander carefree through Provence. Gorgeous photos Amalia!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

France is always so picturesque and characterful.

Carla from The River said...

Next time take me with you. :-) Love to you, Carla

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

The glimpse of your trip through your photos is so perfect! Words are not necessary. They speak so eloquently.

Wishing you a beautiful day, Amalia.

PS. Love this line at the bottom of your blog: With tuppence for paper and strings you can have your own set of wings ... let's go fly a kite!

Hugs,
Brenda xox

handmade by amalia said...

Are you free in four weeks time? Pack your bags, my friend, we're going again.

handmade by amalia said...

The cakes are called Tarte Tropezienne. You see them all over - they are a cream-filled brioche. They are huge and sweet and heavenly :-)

handmade by amalia said...

I hope you do get to go, Jeanie, it is a special place. You only see the nice things as a visitor but even knowing that I left thinking that they really knew how to live there.

handmade by amalia said...

I have a special fondness for that photo as well. We were having our morning coffee when we saw a group of kindergarten children walking by. One of the teacher grabbed four of the boys and they hid behind the corner for a bit of fun. The others stopped, puzzled, and it was like watching a little movie unfold. And then a guy arrived and parked his motorcycle there and the scene was perfect.

handmade by amalia said...

I've asked myself that as well :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Yes! I love to travel but I also love coming home, unpacking, reliving all the good memories and slipping back into routine.

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, lucky you! I hope you have a fabulous time... but really, how can you not? :-)

handmade by amalia said...

I love this part of the world as well. I think that it joins the casual beauty of the Mediterranean with a touch of European elegance in a most perfect way.

Teri said...

Dear Amalia ... absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing! Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

Poções de Arte said...

Muito bom passear um pouquinho com vc!
Amei a foto da vielinha com seu colorido.

Obrigada pelo carinho com o Projeto.

Abraços esmagadores e feliz final de semana.

Diane said...

Amazing pictures Amalia, gosh what a wonderful place to visit.

Hugs diane

My thrift store addiction said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos from your trip and letting me live vicariously through you ;) Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

Carolina G. Ticala said...

! feliz fin de semana!❤️❤️❤️

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Amalia, thank you for the mini-vacation--I needed that! Your photos would make best-selling postcards!

Margie said...

I enjoyed seeing Provence through your eyes. Thank you for the virtual tour.

Pam Richardson said...

The joy of Provence! Thanks for taking me there again!

Pam said...

Wow... such beautiful pics! Looks like an amazing place for a visit. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful pictures. I think it is a beautiful place to visit!

Tom said...

...thanks so much for taking me along on this lovely trip, we should do it again soon.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

You have such an eye for capturing the perfect photo! Everything looks beautiful and delicious!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

So beautiful. How lovely to be able to capture of it's beauty. I want to visit! Thanks so much for sharing your explorations at our May Garden party.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

How very beautiful!! I loved Provence when I visited in 2010. Thank you for sharing!

gloriadelpilar_1994@yahoo.com said...

what beautiful pictures Amalia aĺl look wonderful I love France !

Jeanna said...

Your photos have been a delight as well, very lovely and well though out captures.

NCSue said...

Beautiful shots!
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/05/james-taylor-gotta-love-him.html

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I don't know if I'll ever get there, but this moment, your photos give me a wonderful sense of it. You've shown me things that I would go look for. Merci!

Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

All that stunning produce! Makes me long to go back :)

jesh StG said...

Qui, je t'aime France:) The picture with the group of little boys is too cute!! Also love the statue of the red white and blue candy:):) Many thanks for sharing the Province with All Seasons,! Enjoy your week!

Preeti said...

Lovely pictures! I went on a family vacation to France as well:)

Decor To Adore said...

Your post shares everything I love about Provence. Thank you for sharing at the Tea and Roses Linky party. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh, I do always enjoy your holiday pics. Those berries look so delicious!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My gosh what a beautiful vacation! Every picture is a bright bit of delight indeed! And together they make a wonderful travelog.

Red Rose Alley said...

Such wonderful pictures of France, Amalia. The coffee and dessert look amazing. It looks like maybe an almond goodie? I love that picture of the woman with the group of boys, that's priceless. Yummy pizza and blackberries. And stunning roses. Your pictures always make my heart sing, dear friend.

~Sheri

NCSue said...

These are most assuredly delightful photos!
Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/05/check-our-catbirds.html

Our Hopeful Home said...

Your pictures transport me there! France is on my bucket list so hopefully one day... thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

I adored all of your beautiful pictures of France! I've got the travel itch to go there! Thank you for linking up with It's a Spring Tea Link Party - we are so happy you joined us! Angelina @ Petite Haus

My thrift store addiction said...

Hello, again! Just wanted to let you know I featured your beautiful post today! Thanks again for sharing at the Spring Tea Party! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction https://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com/2018/05/featured-highlights-from-spring-tea.html

white and vintage said...

I have never been in France but your pictures are amazing. This country looks so beautiful.
Hugs,
Christine

handmade by amalia said...

How kind, Cecilia, and quite made my day. Thank you!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Dear Amalia, your travel photos never disappoint. These are full of life and beautiful, as always. Thank you for taking us along with you on your travels. I so enjoy these posts. Hugs, Nancy P.S. Thank you for your sweet comment on my moving post.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

How beautiful Amalia! I hope to make it there some day!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Spectacular photos, Amalia! You've captured the essence perfectly. I hope to get to that part of France someday! I'll be featuring your post at Best Of The Weekend tomorrow night! Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

Sometimes blogs need some verbiage to explain what we're seeing, but in this case, the pictures speak for themselves, and appropriately loudly. Provence in pictures - stunning!

handmade by amalia said...

How kind, Amy, thank you!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

You captured the region so well in your photos, Amalia. France is an outstanding country to visit and Provence is one of the most charming regions.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos, Amalia!!
I was so inspired by them, in particular the cute boy on the tray for the coffee <3

akiko

Art and Sand said...

Provence is on our 2019 vacation schedule. Thanks for all the beautiful pics.

Crafts 'n' Skills said...

Wow.. this looks so nice! Makes me to want to visit.. x

Jodiebodie said...

Beautiful photos! Your pictures of France look like everything I'd expect France to be. Now I want to go there too (adds to growing list of places to visit one day). I am looking forward to Le Tour de France next month - I love watching for the bike racing but especially for the scenery.

ELENA said...

Hello Amelia!
What a wonderful place, thank you for showing, I traveled along with you! I loved it!

Anna said...

Your travel pictures always makes me wish I was there! Beautiful!