One day I'll get to the top of that sodding mountain... but not today

by Stefan Fletcher March. 20, 2011 4036 views

Vauvenargues again - the last home Picasso bought, the scenery Cézanne painted, the bloody mountain that I tried to climb again and failed - on the first day of spring.

This time it was my friend's fault. No honest. Actually, we were both knackered. Another time maybe.

I took a compact with me because I had to carry everything and I remembered the last time. This hideous blue behind Picasso's château is a typical example of “compact sky”. The B&W is an attempt to circumvent it. Nothing doing.

Yukky compact blue sky

It was more like this.

What I love about this rude sign is that it feels as if the owner had been interrupted all day and then got up to paint it.

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Anna-Marya Tompa 6 years, 1 month ago

the sign is priceless; how far away is Paris?

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Miclaud 6 years, 1 month ago

Bonne chance!

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Thebronzebow 6 years, 2 months ago

love the contrast and texture of the first

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 6 years, 2 months ago

"Faut pas insister " dit-il !
Donc à quand le musée ...
Merci pour cette magnifique balade :)

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Oscar 6 years, 2 months ago

Love #1......wonderful set and of course, belated birthday wishes Stefan!! :)

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 6 years, 2 months ago

LOL, perhaps it'll be third time lucky?! Does your compact do RAW? That would solve the sky problem!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 2 months ago

I like the first one too.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 6 years, 2 months ago

Love the gnarly tree in No 1...

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Roger 6 years, 2 months ago

Added the first shot to my favs, so many cool tree posts today
great set of shots

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Leslie 6 years, 2 months ago

The first shot haunts me.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Claire 6 years, 2 months ago

c est un endroit vraiment beau !

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jennye 6 years, 2 months ago

I love the first shot and the b&w.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Karman 6 years, 2 months ago

What a beautiful set. Adore the first one. :) I too could live in that house~as long as I did not have to clean it. :)

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jacki 6 years, 2 months ago

I could live in that house! :)

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 2 months ago

You often here it's the photographer not the camera that captures great photos. I know you are a great photographer, so the camera does make a big difference. I was using a Sony Cybershot all last summer, did not even want to post alot of my images.
Great post.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 2 months ago

Why does a compact do this to a perfectly lovely blue sky? I'm sure you are the man with the answer.
I love the first shot, in fact I felt compelled to put it into my favourites, (well I have just had a rather large G&T) but I am confident that I will still love it in the morning.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Karenbeslay 6 years, 2 months ago

alors là je te le fairais payer la prochaine fois non mais et parce que je sais que tu aimes ça je te dis lol !!!!!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 2 months ago

Like the first one particularly...and the view and sky in #4 is fabulous. The sign made me laugh...in the uk we clearly do as we are told without explanation...and we are clearly not headed for Paris

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
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