Hmm, I get exactly the same strange looks here in France…
As I do back home when people see me holding the camera up while driving…
Well, needless to say, I have taken quite a few images over the last 3 weeks. Many of them have been while driving. Many times when people see me holding the camera while driving I get a curious, scared, or frustrated looks from them. Not one has someone given me the thumbs up and held up their camera too, what’s that all about?
Anyway, enough of the “Photographer behaving badly” stuff and on to the images! I wanted to share a few “France through the Rearview Mirror ” images that I’ve taken along the way. I hope you enjoy them (and appreciate the high danger and looks I endured to get them)
The first is from my visit to Château d’Ussé. It is quite a wonderful site and the Chateau, Chapel, Stables and Caves were all simply great to shoot. Look for those in an upcoming post. I shot this image as I was driving away from the chateau and heading to the next one (Langeais) to size it up before returning the next day to shoot there. You can read more about the history Ussé here.
The next is taken while driving on the Boulevard Charles De Gaulle, heading towards Place de l’Étoile. It is the Grande Arche in the La Défense area. Yes, I was driving, and yes, there was busy traffic, but how about that shot eh? You can read more about the history of the area here and the arche here.
The finale shot is, of course, Mont Saint Michel. It is certainly one of my favorite locations in France (Chenonceau being the other) and I am still so very excited and grateful that I had the opportunity to visit it again, and not only that, but to get the shots that I’ve so sorely wanted to get for such a long time. I shot this as I was leaving the area. The hotel I stayed in was one of the last buildings on the causeway to the abbey, as a matter of fact, I had a full view of it from the window in my room. You may read more about the history of Mont Saint Michel here, and I would definitely recommend a visit to the abbey someday if you have the time.
I hope that you enjoy these images; you can click on each to see it in higher resolution.