We are back outside the Chapel de la Miséricorde where the wallsoutside are still being painted. Remember this man and his shadow? I love watching artisans work - the concentration and attention to detail is evident in the expression on his face.
The Chapel de la Miséricorde on le rocher was completed in 1646. 25% of the population had died of the plague in 1631 with the last death on the 21st November which is the day of the Feast of Our Lady. In recognition of this, Prince Honoré II decreed that on the eve of Good Friday each year a procession of penitents, made up of local residents, should set off from the chapel.
These photos were taken with a 50mm lens but I'll go back one day with a wide-angle. It's a truly beautiful chapel.
This man, along with his shadow, is painting the outside of a chapel on the rocher.
Come to think of it, I can feel a little series coming on. So we'll start with the outside before going in. This is the Chapel de la Miséricorde on Rue Ptincess Marie de Lorraine. It's one of the oldest buildings in the Principality and was completed in 1646.
A view of the side of the Oceanographic Museum and gthe beautiful lamps that lead the eye to the sea.
I was standing slightly off centre so although the horizon is straight, the building appears to tip slightly - or should I blame the building and say that perhaps it had had a glass of vino too many ... ?
Not a photo by me today but one that includes me! - it's the programme
for a an exhibition of photography at the Tour Lascaris/Fondation Raza
in Gorbio village, just above Menton, from the 15 February to the 3rd March - 10h - 12h and
from 14h to 16h. Closed on Tuesdays.
Khaled Youssef is a wonderfully creative Syrian-born photographer who
lives in Nice. Khaled takes fabulous photos of enormous bubbles, of
beautiful reflections and of graffiti. It's an immense honour for me to
be presenting my work at the same time. My photos will show what I adore
about life here - the festivals, the
ambiance, the food, the way of life in Menton and the medieval village
of Gorbio. But most of all the people who live that life.
The vernissage is between 15h and 18h on Friday the 15th February (it
will go on later than 6 p.m.) Everyone is welcome. Do mark your calendar
and come along. And for anyone who wants to pass the evening in the
village, the Restaurant Les Terrasses serves great pizzas.
Normal service will be resumed on this blog tomorrow!
~~~~~ Aujourd'hui, ce n'est pas une de mes photos, mais une photo sur
laquelle je suis! - il s'agit du programme d'une exposition de
photographie dans la Tour Lascaris / Fondation Raza au village de Gorbio
du 15 Février au 3 Mars - de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 16h. Fermée le
Khaled Youssef est un photographe, merveilleusement créatif, d'origine syrienne qui vit à Nice.
Khaled prend de magnifiques photos de bulles énormes, de beaux reflets
et des graffitis. C'est un immense honneur pour moi de présenter mon
travail en même temps que lui. Mes photos montrent ce que j'adore de
la vie d' ici - les fêtes,
l'ambiance, la cuisine, le mode de vie de Menton et du village médiéval
de Gorbio. Et par dessus tout, les gens qui vivent cette vie.
Le vernissage aura lieu entre 15h et 18h le vendredi 15 Février (cela
se poursuivra au delà de 18 heures) Tout le monde est bienvenu. Notez
la date dans vos agendas et venez. Et pour tous ceux qui voudraient
passer leur soirée au village, le Restaurant Les Terrasses sert de
The promenade above Larvotto Beach is a great place for the kids to skateboard but there is no ramp from where they can take off - so kids being kids - they make their own, as you see in the second photo.