Thursday, February 07, 2008

Blue Doors In Provence

I took these pictures in 2001 when we rented a house in Cavaillon, near the Rhône and the Luberon mountain. We were there in September and watched the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on French television. It was a surreal experience.

A garage door on the house we rented in Cavaillon.

To top it all off, Ken was sick most of the time and spent many days on the couch in front of the t.v. Our friend Sue was with us, and Sue and I drove around sightseeing while Ken tried to recuperate.

Somewhere in Provence.

The older, restored house we rented was on the edge of town adjacent to an abandoned orchard. We deduced that it wouldn't be long before the land was subdivided since development was occurring all around the property. Still, it was nice, private, and comfortable.

And the Mistral blew.


  1. I like so much the touch of colour... It does rejuvenate those old, solid buildings.

    It must have been hard for Ken to recuperate while watching TV during those horrible days. Nobody knew what would happen next. You must have been all so anxious.

  2. claudia, yes, the splashes of bright color, whether it's a painted shutter or door, or a window box filled with geraniums, or a bright red awning, really make the stone buildings prettier.


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