2 December 2009

Three from Sete, France

Filed under: flowers and plants, France, Sete, Sony A100 — Howard @ 8:00 am

Sete flower

A gorgeous flower in one of the parks in Sete


Light reeds

By the lagoon, Sete


Le jouteur

A statue to the anonymous jouster, Le Jouteur


15 September 2009

Chateau de Villandry gardens – 1000 up

This nice picture taken on an Ensign Selfix 420 with Fuji Velvia 120 film has achieved 1000 views on Flickr: yay (for my oldest survivng camera)!

Chateau de Villandry gardens

24 August 2009

Marine jousting in close-up, Sete

Filed under: France, marine jousting, Minolta AF 75-300 f4.5-5.6 II, Sete, Sony A100 — Howard @ 10:00 am

Jousting 4

Jousting 2

Jousting 1

Following on from Saturday’s post, marine jousting is not a gentle tourist attraction.

22 August 2009

Marine jousting in Sete

Filed under: canals, France, marine jousting, Sete, Sony A100 — Howard @ 11:16 pm

Jousting school in Sete 1

Jousting school in Sete 2 Jousting school in Sete 3

Jousting school in Sete 4 Jousting school in Sete 5

Jousting school in Sete 6 Jousting school in Sete 7

Jousting school in Sete 8 Jousting school in Sete 9

There is a long history of marine jousting in Sete, France. There is a small School for Jousting (ecole de joutes de la marine) and in early August there were demonstrations at the seaward end of the Grand Canal in Sete. Click through for larger versions and this slide show on Flickr.

3 March 2009

Rokia Traoré | Sete | 6 August 2004

Rokia Traoré

Found in the deeper recesses of my hard drive, a usable snap taken on our old Finepix A202 of this great Rokia Traoré concert at FiestaSete in 2004.

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