I’m going to do things a little differently with this week’s post. I’ve not long come back from a 2,400 mile road trip through bits of Europe, and as you’d expect I took a bunch of photographs along the way – although possibly not as many as you might think, as I was a lot more selective over the shots I took, often choosing to not take a shot if I couldn’t get a clean frame; in the end I took just over a thousand images). Having only been back in the country for a few days I’ve obviously not edited them all yet, but I decided it would be nice to give a little sample of the images I got from the places I visited, to whet your preverbal whistle, as it were.
Our journey was mostly centred on France, but we slipped into a couple of other countries along the way. We started by crossing the channel by ferry, arriving in Calais and then making straight for our first halt of the trip, a city called Reims, before moving on to Verdun, then Nancy, then into Switzerland to see Basel, Lake Lucerne, drive over the Alps and back into France to see Lake Annecy, then into Italy to see Turin and then on to our week-long halt on the Côte d’Azur. Our return to Calais saw whistle-stops in Lyon and a return to Reims for another relaxing look before catching our ferry. I’ll go more in-depth on our journey in due course once I have all the pictures to accompany the stories, but for now, here’s an assortment of some of the images which immediately stood out for me, posted pretty much in chronological order.