A Taste of Europe

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.

An eerie-looking house in Verdun, France
An eerie-looking house in Verdun, France
An American war grave at St Mihiel American Cemetery, France
An American war grave at St Mihiel American Cemetery, France

The American flag flies over the Chapel at St Mihiel American Cemetery, France,
The American flag flies over the Chapel at St Mihiel American Cemetery, France,
Place Stanislas, Nancy, France
Place Stanislas, Nancy, France
Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland
Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
The view of the Alps from the Furka Pass, Switzerland
The view of the Alps from the Furka Pass, Switzerland
Palais de l'Isle, Annecy, France
Palais de l’Isle by night, Annecy, France
Palais de l'Isle, Annecy, France
Palais de l’Isle by day, Annecy, France
A street in Turin, Italy
A street in Turin, Italy
A street in Turin, Italy
A street in Turin, Italy
A more desolate street in Turin, Italy
A more desolate street in Turin, Italy
Turin, Italy
Turin, Italy
A stream in the Massif de l'Esterel, France
A stream in the Massif de l’Esterel, France
A pile of rocks and metal in the Massif de l'Esterel, France
A pile of rocks and metal in the Massif de l’Esterel, France
The Moon, seen from the Massif de l'Esterel, France
The Moon, seen from the Massif de l’Esterel, France
The beautifully clean waters of Castellane, France
The beautifully clean waters of Castellane, France
The church at Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France
The church at Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France
The church at Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France
The church at Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France
The water flowing through Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France
The water flowing through Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France
A set of windows in a building in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France
A set of windows in a building in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France
A stunning Moon over the Côte d'Azur
A stunning Moon over the Côte d’Azur
Lyon, France
Lyon, France
Bikes in Lyon, France
Bikes in Lyon, France
A flag flying at Reims, France
A flag flying at Reims, France
Notre-Dame de Reims, France
Notre-Dame de Reims, France
A modern fountain in Reims, France
A modern fountain in Reims, France
The Place Drouet d'Erlon, Reims, France
The Place Drouet d’Erlon, Reims, France

I hope you’ve liked this bunch. I’m looking forward to bringing you fuller sets in the hopefully not-too-distant future.


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  1. Great set, they really tell the stories of the places

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