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Sunday 6 May 2012

There will be wine


Collobières Printemps 2012

Vine in spring

Reben im Frühling

Vignes en printemps



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Thursday 29 March 2012

Spring, second helping


Printemps à Collobrières

Spring at Collobrières

Printemps à Collobrières

Frühling in Collobrières


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Cutting Roads


Cutting a road through the Massif des Maures

Travaux incisifs

Einschnitte

Cutting Roads

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Saturday 4 February 2012

Provence in Winter


Mimosa enneigé


Schnee in der Provence

Neige en Provence

Snow in Provence



After hardly any winter to speak of, the mimosas had started blosoming in Collobrières about six weeks ahead of time. Let us hope they survive the sudden relapse into the season we had expected to be over. (Click on the images to enlarge)

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Thursday 14 April 2011

Spring Exhibition - Exposition du printemps - Frühjahrsausstellung


Glycines Avril 2011


Le printemps est de retour

Spring is back

Der Frühling ist zurück


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Friday 16 July 2010

Summer - white heat, and notes on excursions to be repeated

Collobrières If you wonder why there are hardly ever any "summer pictures" on this blog, take a look at the photograph and imagine the heat that goes with the haze in the hills.

Of course, I could have reported on a trip to the newly opened Centre Pompidou in Metz at the end of May, but it was cold and raining then (!), and the light was not right for the pictures I wanted to take. I will be back there soon, I hope.

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Saturday 22 May 2010

Spring - Printemps - Frühling 2010

Collobrières 18/04/2010


Spring at last!

Printemps enfin !

Frühling, endlich!



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Monday 9 March 2009

Printemps enfin - Spring at Last - Endlich Frühling


Notre prunier, mars 2009


Six weeks after the mimosas flowering in Bormes les Mimosas, spring is finally arriving in the valleys beyond the coast line. It came about a week later than last year, and the blossoming is not quite as abundant this year.
The image above is of our mirabelle tree. It has lost a few branches in storms and seems to have produced a ton of fruit last year in order to ensure procreation. Luckily it survived both storms and over-abundant fruit production (leading to the loss of more branches), but is flowering with a lot more parsimony this year

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Monday 16 February 2009

Reflets - réflexions : Port d'Hyères


Port d'Hyères, soir



Spring, evening lights in the water
Printemps, la lumière du soir dans l'eau
Frühling, Abendlicht im Wasser





We are still back at 25 January, the same day we discovered the mimosas in full bloom. (See the posting before this one).
Ending the day with a coffee on the quay of the port of Hyères, I was able to chase a few more reflections in the water. The port of Hyères is rather "modern" and mostly devoid of charme. Nevertheless, the soft evening light and the palm-trees at the edge of the harbour basin made for a few nice images. At least I hope you agree they are nice.

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Friday 6 February 2009

Bormes les Mimosas - Printemps !


Mimosas






Early Spring!
Printemps précoce !
Früher Frühling!




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Sunday 1 February 2009

Vineyards and the Massif des Maures at Gonfaron


Gonfaron Massif des Maures

Fog clearing below the Massif des Maures
Nebel lichtet sich am Fuss des Massif des Maures
Le brouillard se lève au pied du Massif des Maures



31 January marked the end of the season for "season greetings" in France. This extended season gives French people a lot more time than those in most other countries to recover from celebrations before sending their New Year's wishes. It shows we have a different sense of time. (I say "we" since I have adapted a long time ago. Having to be exactly on time has become a strain...)
So it is time, even in France, to follow the greetings-entry of this blog with a new posting.

Even though we have already had a glimpse of spring last Sunday (25 January) seeing the mimosas blossom in Bormes les Mimosas, let us first come back to the spot that figured on the greeting card in the last posting.

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Thursday 28 August 2008

Exposition de photos à Collobrières / Atelier de portraits

Exposition / Exhibition : 6 - 19 septembre 2008, Atelier Agosta


Mat dansant



“Reflets – Réflexions”
“Spiegelungen – Reflektionen”




"Mat dansant"

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Wednesday 6 August 2008

Collobrières #3



Le platane protecteur Décembre

Les arbres protecteurs
Protecting trees
Schützende Bäume



December 2007
(Click on the image to enlarge)

Driving, cycling, and hiking through the countryside of the Var, you often see trees planted next to sheds in the fields (and next to houses, of course). Some of these sheds are very small, most of them very old, and one wonders why it should be so important to have big trees so close to them, trees that sometimes seem to crush the sheds.

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Wednesday 23 July 2008

Collobrières #2


Collobrières - à droite de mon bureau



Vue de ma fenêtre - droite
Looking out of my window - right
Sicht aus meinem Fenster - rechts




(Click on the image to enlarge)

As promised in the last posting, here are images made looking out of my office window to the right, across the seasons.

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Monday 14 July 2008

Collobrières dans le Var


Collobrières Vignes automne et laurier


Change of scenery
Changement de décor
Neue Umgebung




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Moving to Provence is a challenge:

Most French people think that you are retiring. Well I am not, and given the state of retirement finances in France and in Germany, I will probably never be able to retire. I hope my customers and prospects don't think I am retired, and they don't need to call upon me any more!
The people in the south suspect, that if you are not retired, you will not live here during the whole year. Probably thinking « no need to integrate these people », they won't be around most of the time.

Worse still: How do you move from a project of rather abstract photography at La Défense to the postcard-landscapes of Provence, photographed a million times before you get there? Or how do you write about your experience without subconsciously plagiarising Marcel Pagnol or Peter Mayle?

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