Sunday, October 17, 2010

Water Features

Ahh after a Sunday arvo Apero with Damian and one of the most gorgeous spring days ever, not much to boast about other than a collection of water features from our travel. I'm fond of fountains, really, there were more but they're in some French landfill with my camera.  It's a little strange living in a harbour city realising that water plays a part in even some of the most landlocked places but, it certainly does. Perhaps we're water babies but anything with a harbour view, a fountain or a glimpse of d'leau makes us swoon:



Cemetary above Nice . . why to the dead have such a good view?



Cranky Florentine or Billy Connolly?

 Twilight Rowing in Florence


Il Porcellino,  rub his watery snout and you vow to return to Florence


Ponte Vecchio in Florence where the Gold Merchants suck in the Americans . . seriously


 The Commissary in Paris . . Love the Seine


Saturday in Paris . . Jardins du Luxembourg

Wild horses . . Luxemburg gardens
 Place du Concord


Fountain in the Louvre which we discovered before we knew what the building was . .


Gratuitous Surfer shot . . . .
Gratuitous surfers at Cape Ferret . . . sorry Davide and Brad but you are pretty things . . .


31 comments:

Mim said...

love all but the florence pictures - ah yes. and isn't your girl gorgeous?

Brian Miller said...

the first fountain kinda looks like kevin costner from dances with wolves...lol. like the wild horses...nice pic of your dau as well...

Roy said...

Great set of water shots, Hells! Now you know why I live by the ocean. Heh, heh!

Bimbimbie said...

Haha Billy Connolly ;) What happened to Clare's knee - did it come out in symphathy with yours? Enjoying seeing what you saw*!*

Tom said...

you pack a lot into a photo...nice. The pic with Clare is awesome, with the background..lots of layers.

JeffScape said...

Beautiful Water. Stunning.

Candie Bracci said...

wow!Really nice pictures,the last one specially ^^,lol at what you say on the second one!

Ropi said...

You can find those merchants in Hungary as well. The fond next to your daughter makes me remember unfortunate things. It is the fond in which I was almost pushed when I was there.

Janice said...

Marvelous water shots...

kj said...

orgasmic reaction to every photo. more more more until i can stand there myself.

you and claire are quite cute. i know you're not in these shots but i'm just saying....

xoxo :)

Annie Ha said...

Billy Connolly! That is hysterical!

Kath Lockett said...

Beautiful photos that literally makes my heart ache to go there....
Claire is GORGEOUS!

....and Billy Connolly clearly had some implants that have gone horribly wrong!

steph said...

I'm with you on the water thing.

Nice butts too (last shot)!

Robyn said...

Love the photos.... keep them coming.
I too love water... I guess we all do.

xx Robyn

PS... is that a bandage i see on the beautiful one's knee?

Megan said...

Sigh.

nick said...

I love water, wouldn't want to be too far from it. That fountain at the Louvre's pretty spectacular.

Boom Boom Larew said...

Ah, to be in Paris! (Love the gratuitous surfer shot at the end, too!)

Enjoy your spring!

laughingwolf said...
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laughingwolf said...

tres a propos, for world water day :)

i deleted last post cuz i spelt it wrong! ;) lol

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Your pictures make me want to visit there. Maybe I won't bring my camera, passport or wallet though;-)

Liza said...

I love this post!!!
Jardins du Luxembourg...WOW!
spectacular shots, thanks for sharing.

Siobhan said...

I love that I can look at lots of your France photos and think, "Oh! I've been there too! I stood there too!"

Jill said...

I have SOOO looked forward to seeing your trip through your photos!

Grannymar said...

Great photos. Next best thing to being there!

Gabriela Abalo said...

gorgeous pictures all of them, but your last is the best ;)

PattiKen said...

Wonderful pictures. I especially like the rowers. And of course the gratuitous surfer boys. Pretty indeed. ;-)

Mmm said...

not so keen on the surfers per se, but gorgeous photos all round. love to see them.

Jay said...

Yep, that's Billy Connolly, OK - I'm sure he'd be the first to say so! LOL!

Love the surfers! Pretty things, indeed!

I also love the horses in the fountain - they remind me of the legend of the horses of the sea, and how you can see them in the breaker line. Gorgeous!

Such a pity about your photos. Maybe Karma will get the perps.

Is that a bandaged knee I see in Paris?

unstranger said...

Superb photography Baino. You have a very good sense of what makes a very good photograph. I hope to get to that level soon.

victorian inn bed and breakfast said...

The Paris, Luxembourg, Florence are wonderful places to see lovely fountains, rivers and beaches. They all possess stunning and eye catching architecture and sightseeing for visitors.

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