Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....







Grasse in the south of France was another great place that I enjoyed seeing last year. I always love to explore back streets and alley ways, some how they always offer you a far better feel for what the town is really like as opposed to the 'touristy' parts of towns and cities. I adore the ages patena of these buildings, the shutters in urgent need of repair and the cold draughty alley ways that (even on the warmest of days) can give you 'chills'. France really has some thing to offer every one.!! p.s.....sorry about deleting my previous post, I blogged using my iPad and I wasn't 100% happy with the result....!

16 comments:

rosanna said...

Good evening Linda, it's morning here and I loved seeing a post of yours as first thing.
Grasse reminds me a lot of caruggi, where you risked to get lost a few times ;o)
Do you remember ? go down and you'll find the sea.
Have a nice day, hugs, Rosanna

La casa de Elisa said...

yo tambien voy por la calle mirando siempr hacia arriva creo que conozco mejor las fachadas que las calles ¡
besos

Alma e Lia said...

Dear Linda,
As we already wrote in a commentary, an old post, with your pictures, we see places already seen with different eyes.
Grasse is a must, for the essences of perfumes, and I think that few tourists, as well as perfumes, have also failed to find enchanting corners like these.
Hugs

Garden of Miniatures said...

Hi Linda,I'm glad that you after all uploaded photos of this places.I was sad as I saw them deleted at night. Once again these photos shows that you have an eye for magical scenes ! Bookmark these for your book ;-) Jeannette x

Norma said...

As you know Linda I adore these photos of 'aged' Grasse buildings and I'm so pleased to see you publish them here because now I can pin a couple to my 'decay' Pinterest board where I keep all the "best" stuff for inspiration.

Catherine / Mooghiscath said...

merci de me faire revisiter mon pays surtout que l'été s'en va !! Grasse avec ses ruelles et ses parfums .

carmen said...

preciosas imágenes...

Catherine said...

I also love the charm of these photos. The patina on the buildings is wonderful. I am so glad you posted them.

miniacollection said...

Your photos are fantastic.
Geneviève

Katalin said...

szia Linda, gyönyörű a fotók

Choupavril said...

In the streets of the old Grasse, even steps sound special. I can hear it on your pictures :) thanks for sharing

Josje said...

There is an undeniable charm in old and sometimes decaying places which attracts so many of us. Funny thing is when our real houses start showing signs of decay (or even before that) we immediately spring into action with paintbrushes and building materials. Lucky for us this is not done the world over ;)

Lucille said...

You take such wonderful photos, Linda! I always enjoy them. It's so wonderful to be able to see all these rare sites through the eyes of your lens. And, yes, that patina is so beautiful and ageless! I would just love to walk through those alleys. Surely they've been there for hundreds of years! Just think of all the books that could be written if only these ancient walls could speak!

minimariba said...

Grasse! The city of perfumes!! Iwould love to visit it!
kisses
Mariarita

Louisette said...

Lovely fotos greetong from Belgium, nice little house also

Margaret said...

Great photos Linda and I love your mini lingerie in the previous post. I wonder what these buildings are like on the inside, for those living there, I hope they are pleasant too.