18 September 2011

Born To Run


France.
September 2011.


More photographs taken on the third day of our trip while on the way down south to Avignon... This day would have to be my favourite part of the trip.

My friend from university in Germany, Domian, doesn't have a driving license yet. My friend from school in England, Freddy, didn't want to drive in France - he thinks the French drive like lunatics. I must say that I kinda like the way they're driving - the way they don't care about a scratch or two. After all, a car is just a car, and every scratch or dent tells a story. Long story short, I was the only driver and drove a total of 3615 kilometres in eight days, and I love driving at speeds between 70 and 90 because you see much more of the landscape. It brought back memories from my road trip through the American West.

This part of the route was Bruce Springsteen - country. I just had to put his music on. The blog post title has been taken from one of my favourite songs by the Boss.

I hope you enjoy the updates (five blog posts with new photographs), and I hope you have a nice weekend, too.

- Dom

7 comments:

Babzy said...

i like your France serie , can't wait for more :)

Brooke said...

In love with the one of the church!! :) and that street lamp shadow is cooler than the actual thing. Kind of looks a little fantasy-like.

Dominic Doherty said...

Ely: Thank you! Glad to hear that... I'll upload more photos soon!

Brooke: Thank you so much! That church reminded me of a Sergio Leone - movie.

T. Becque said...

Love, love the shadow of the lamp post on the building photo.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you Trisha!

Emm said...

Sorry, I know I said I'd be quiet but... this is just so stunning. I'm sold on doing a road trip through France now. I'll have to try plot your route out on a map! It just looks so beautiful and quaint.

Dominic Doherty said...

Hamburg - Strasbourg - Route des Vins d'Alsace (we visited Mont Sainte-Odile, Barr, and Colmar) - Besancon - Avignon - Gordes - Arles - Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer - Millau - the Gorges du Tarn (Sainte-Enimie, St Chely du Tarn, Castelbouc) - Dijon - Besancon - Saarlouis - Hamburg

We disabled the "fastest route" - function in our TomTom navigation system so we'd get to see more of the country. Sometimes, it might have taken us twice as long to get from one place to another, but it was well worth it.