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N 6 B 84 C 2 E Mar 22, 2006 F May 25, 2017
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This ancient fishing village is nestled against a hillside at the foot of the Maritime Alps of Provence, near the French border with Italy. A possession of the Kingdom of Monaco for centuries it became part of France in the late 1800's. Menton has the warmest winter weather of France, protected as it is from the north cold by coastal mountains. A beautiful place with many different plants, including citrus trees, palm trees, succulents, and cacti, given it never freezes in Menton!

Tags:   Menton Old Town Menton French Riviera Cote D'Azur Mediterranean France colors palm trees beach tiled roofs old fishing village Rita Crane Photography www.ritacranestudio.com Alpes Maritimes Provence

N 24 B 335 C 10 E Mar 9, 2006 F May 22, 2017
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It was late afternoon on a wintry day. Photographing from the ferry boat I had to frame images quickly. I loved the warm light of the sun, low in the sky, painting beauty in the water, reflecting the ochre and golden colors from the ancient buildings. Blue mooring poles stood out in brilliant contrast. The late afternoon light - the 'golden hour' - truly adds a painterly mood to any scene. It is a wonderful time of day.

Tags:   Venice Venezia the Grand Canal palazzos gondolas reflections ochre orange blue Rita Crane Photography afternoon winter sunset's glow golden hour water www.ritacranestudio.com moored gondolas Italy Veneto

N 13 B 462 C 10 E Mar 8, 2006 F May 15, 2017
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Late winter turning into early spring....and the sunlight, despite the wind, was inviting people and pigeons to sit outside.


Several residents were walking briskly across the Piazza, bundled up against the cold breeze, going about their everyday business in their own city. I love all the patterns in this photo ... people patterns, pigeon patterns, arcade patterns, curtains, lamps, columns, windows...a seemingly endlessly busy scene yet held together by classic rhythms: happily organized to create a comfortable environment that has been enjoyed for centuries -- like a huge outdoor living room for countless residents and visitors. Napoleon apparently considered it the 'drawing room of Europe'.

Tags:   Italy Venice people pigeons architecture www.ritacranestudio.com San Marco Square Venezia Piazza San Marco historic plaza afternoon light St. Mark's Square piazza office buildings Procuratie Procuratie Vecchie Caffe Quadri Rita Crane Photography

N 29 B 635 C 13 E Apr 1, 2012 F Apr 21, 2017
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After winter's rains, the redwood forests feel so full of life! The sorrel on the forest floor, the spicy smell of redwood bark, leaves, mushrooms, moss, ferns....and the rich moist earth nourish the senses and clear the mind. It's a special moment, too, when the late afternoon sunlight pours in for a few minutes, adding a magical glow to the scene. Often the Northern California redwoods are shrouded in shade by their giant height, or by coastal fog, but not the day I happened to be there. For a few moments the forest was golden.

Tags:   forest stream woods california California Montgomery Woods sorrel creek sunlight path redwoods www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography

N 22 B 591 C 10 E Feb 14, 2007 F Apr 12, 2017
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On my way to visit Notre Dame it started to rain. Out came the umbrellas, out came my camera! I found a spot where the trees spoke to me of symmetry and beauty, then waited for people to fill the stage. There were several different groups that came and went .... large groups in a hurry ........Then for a very short and special moment the scene quieted down and only these three passersby appeared. Two of them stopped for a while to enjoy watching the Seine below. They were moving very slowly and enjoying, like I was, the soft gentle rain on a peaceful Paris afternoon in this little garden right next to the magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame.
Another version, in square format is here: www.flickr.com/photos/44548980@N00/450788089/in/photostream/

En francais, il y a ici de l'information au sujet de ce petit jardin.
ecrits-vains.com/ballades/balade10/balade10.htm balades de Paris:
Square Jean XXIII ( ou square de l’Archevêché) A l’origine, il se trouvait entre le chevet de Notre-Dame et l’actuelle fontaine une église appelée St-Denis-du-Pas (où la tradition situe le supplice de Saint-Denis et de ses compagnons, on parle de supplice du gril !). Le square actuel date de 1837. A l’emplacement de la fontaine qui est l’œuvre de Vigoureux, en faux gothique, se trouvait la rue de l’Abreuvoir où vécut Boileau ; il y mourut en 1711 à 75 ans.....

Tags:   Paris France garden trees rain umbrellas Place de L'Archeveque Winter people patterns peaceful Rita Crane Photography www.ritacranestudio.com Ile de la Cite' Square Jean XXIII 75004


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