Category Archives: Western Europe

Chartwell

Winston Churchill’s country seat in February at Chartwell, Kent

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Sète

Sète, a harbour town on the French mediteranian coast, not far from Montpellier.

I have stopped carrying a camera, which was clearly a mistake. The phones are fine for normal conditions, but when you have severe light conditions they don’t cope as well.

The lines again.. I didn’t cope as well with the severe conditions either. Despite booking for a month in Montpellier I left after ten days. It was just far too hot. They advertise the town as green and cool, but boy are they wrong. I don’t have a single photo of the town in Montpellier, simply couldn’t wait to get back indoors.

It was a little cooler on the day I visited Sète, my only day trip, so we have a few photos. Quite a pretty town.

Wish I had one of those sailboats..

Beaches in Sardinia

La Cinta, one of the beaches in San Teodoro. The water changes in colour but is always clear.

Different views on La Tavula. It was under the clouds yesterday in an otherwise clear sky and it has been raining since last night.

Below a picture of San Paulo from the jetty. They have a great little market on Thursdays.

The lagoon at San Teodoro

Between San Teodoro and Olbia

 

Cavalcata Sarda

The parade held in Sassari in the west of Sardinia on the penultimate Sunday of May.

First held in 1711 for the new king, Phillip V of Spain and now every year.

A few photo’s.

A few walkers, I imagine those baskets get quite heavy after a while. The flutists are better off.

These two ride like true royalty.

She is very pleased with a ‘bellissima’ from the crowd, and did you notice the high heels?

My favourite, looks just like his master.

Horses are no laughing matter on Sardinia, they have around 2700 horses in the parade.

Proud people