The town is yellow by night {travelogue #1}

June 19, 2012

The Provence! The Côte d'Azur! Bright sun, the blue sea, mountains, lavender, olive groves, wine ... this was our holiday destination. And since nowadays the French TGV offers a cheap (if you're lucky and early), direct train connection from Frankfurt to Marseille it was clear how to get there. By train. Especially for someone who is very (very!) afraid of flying, travelling by train is a mercy. And also: it is just wonderful!

After traveling nearly 2000 km we arrived fairly relaxed at our first destination Aix-en-Provence at the beginning of nightfall. So what we first saw from this beautiful town were deserted, ancient streets only illuminated by small street lights. Their warm light made the whole scenery look black and yellow. And so calm and peaceful that it enchanted us at once.

So we dreamed the night away and when opening the little French shutters (French shutters! Yeay!), there they were: the bright colours of the south! And the day had only just began!


  1. jaha...darauf hab ich mich gefreut...und siehe da: Ich wusste, dass Du ein gutes Auge hast und Du grossartige Bilder bringst!!!! ^_^
    Wunderbar!!! Freu mich auf noch weitere!!!
    Hab Dich auf mein verlinkt ^_*

  2. wow, stunning scenes, they are the most beautiful night shots, my favorite is #6 with that lovely low pov and wet cobbles, what a fabulous place and series:)

  3. Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy you like the pictures!

  4. Welcome home - and how wonderful your photos are! I can't wait to see the others that you share with us!