22 February 2012

Bonjour Tristesse

I'm going to work the evening shift today, so I'm at home now... there's nothing to do and no reason to go outside. The sky is grey, it must've rained tonight, and I probably won't see the sun at all today. There's enough time to watch a movie, "Bonjour Tristesse" (starring the absolutely gorgeous Jean Seberg and David Niven in his prime). I also went through my photographs from last summer. Below are three previously unreleased pictures taken in a beautiful valley in France's Jura Mountains. If you'd like to see more pictures, click here. Freddy still hasn't sent me a copy of his travel journal, so all I can say is that the pictures were taken somewhere along the way from Besançon to Avignon. It took us eight hours to get there because we avoided the motorways, and it was a lot of fun going up and down narrow rural roads like the one in the last picture.

September 2011.

Have a nice day!

- Dom


Jenny Woolf said...

On a grey and gloomy day I like to watch cheerful films. The red car in the bottom photo looks about right to me. Driving somewhere fun and sunny.

DeeBee L. said...

Sunny France, please keep posting them...
Have you read the book Bonjour Tristesse? It's a classic of course but so representative of an bygone era. I'm sure you'll love the book if you haven't read it yet!

Dominic Doherty said...

Jenny: That Volvo is so comfortable... Unfortunately, it has bodywork damage on the other side... it doesn't affect the driving though. I'm planning to sell it this year or the next, but I'm still undecided which car I'm going to buy as a replacement.

DeeBee: I still need to finish a roll of 35mm film...
No, I haven't read the book yet... I will do! Thanks for the recommendation.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Es ist schön, wenn man im Winter solche Sonnenbilder mit grünen Blättern ansehen kann. Frankreich und Deutschland ist für mich immer eine Reise wert. Wir wohnen natürlich auch an den Grenzen dieser Länder.
Deine Bilder wecken bei mir wieder die Reiselust.
Liebe Grüsse

Emm said...

Nice sunny photos! Thank you!

When I went to Serbia, I spent months afterwards, painstakingly pouring over a street map and translating the Cyrillic in my photos and that in the street map. I learnt there and then to take my own travel journals! I feel your pain of not being able to pinpoint a photo but as the only travel chronicler in my marriage, it is all up to me to be diligent!

Dominic Doherty said...

Danke dir vielmals! Dann wünsche ich dir schonmal schöne Vorfreude auf die nächste Reise!

Thanks very much! I could trace back some parts of our route, but not all of it. The satellite images on Google Maps helped a lot. I can imagine how much work it must've been to translate the Cyrillic... something I'm not looking forward to - another future trip will lead me through several ex-U.S.S.R. countries - I'm planning to take part in an amateur rally around the Baltic Sea coast in 2013.