India – Amber Fort

amber fort (XVI)

Like I started telling in THIS POST, one of the most beautiful places we saw in India was Amber Fort.

Maybe, the best part is approaching the site:

And climbing to the main entrance….

Where is possible to appreciate the lake, and the land around, with the old village . . . → Read More: India – Amber Fort

India – Amber Fort (Panorama)

amber fort (XVI)

Amber fort. Close to Jaipur, approchable with a Tuk Tuk (the three-wheeled “taxi”, common in every indian city). Perhaps, one of the most beautiful landscapes we saw during the holyday. It lays on an hill’s edge, over an artificial basin (during the fort’s gold times, there was the smell of the saffron cultivated in the . . . → Read More: India – Amber Fort (Panorama)

Fête des Brodeauses á Pont l’Abbé – Brittany

fête des brodeause

I like to begin this post “from the end”. These following photos are taken during a dance show. They do not describe anything but the feeling in that very day.

The embroidery (in french broderie) is the art of decorating a piece of cloth with stitches sewn onto it (according to . . . → Read More: Fête des Brodeauses á Pont l’Abbé – Brittany

The popular frescoes made by Elmelunde Master in Møn’s churches

Kelby Kirke (XIII), Frescoes XV (by Elmelunde Master)

Møn island is well known for its marvellous cliffs (the Møns Klint I’ve written about), and for its churches. There’re three churches especially worth of mention, and particularly interesting for me, because of their peculiar frescoes. The churches themselves are nice, built around the XIII century. And perhaps all three were just “nice” for circa . . . → Read More: The popular frescoes made by Elmelunde Master in Møn’s churches

Le Mont-Saint-Michel – Not yet Brittany

mont st. michel

It was morning, after fifteen hundreds kilometers on the roads of five countries, circa 24-hours trip (with five or six of them spent still in line under the summer sun).

The fourth of July, the beginning of our summer holydays. Not yet in Brittany, but very close to the region’s border. A very classical destination . . . → Read More: Le Mont-Saint-Michel – Not yet Brittany

Troménie de Locronan – A Pardon in Brittany

pardon de st. ronan

The Pardon is a catholic ceremony, in the western part of Brittany (Finistérre departement, France). More precisely, it’s a pilgrimage, and a penitential ceremony.

The pardon is a one-day pilgrimage, to obtain the intercession from the celebrated saint (or the virgin Mary) and the pilgrims. Of course the pilgrims are present in flash and . . . → Read More: Troménie de Locronan – A Pardon in Brittany

Romantic Brittany – Abbaye du Beauport

abbaye de beauport (XIII)

I’m just developing the photos from our last holyday, in July. We went in Bretagne, north west France, discovering traditions, nature… and good food, of course.

One of the firsts days, we stopped near Paimpol, in the the Côte di Goëlo, north of Saint-Brieuc. And, in a nice sunny day, we went to Beauport Abbey, . . . → Read More: Romantic Brittany – Abbaye du Beauport