Collioure By Day and By Night

Too much to do and not enough time and energy. Time to get caught up on posts about our activities. We spent a couple of days just wandering about the town, doing some sketching and painting, and taking photographs. Unfortunately, shortly after I took Jean’s picture below the wind took her painting and deposited it in the rocks or in the sea. In any case it was not to be found. A masterpiece lost!

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The bottom level of the Chateau Royale is a training headquarters for the French commandos. Therefore, almost every week day we are entertained by watching these young folks play on zodiacs, swim in the sea, and do all sorts of maneuvers . Crowds line the pier to see these kids play bumper cars with their rafts as they learn to paddle in a straight line. The machine guns remind us that these children also come with a nasty bite.

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Collioure is quite different after dark than the view most tourists get who come for the day.

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It is a never-ending and ever-changing scene that lends itself to art.

Paul

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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One Response to Collioure By Day and By Night

  1. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    The pix of the two balconies, closed shutters and birds is a pure gem of a photo. How wonderful!
    Again it was great to see you before we invade you in C.

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