Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pre DP Theme post but not DP Theme

video

A little movie (I know it's not a photo but it's based on PaBDailyPhotos) of what Baziège is known for.
This is not the DP Theme, tomorrow you'll have what I have chosen for DP Theme Day.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sundial

That means that the sun shines !
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Camouflage

This is not a military camouflage but the bark of a plane tree.
Plane tree is very familiar all along the Canal du Midi.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Reflection

Today is Monday, so something quiet and simple.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hiking in Baziège Cycle #6 : the village

Last post of the serial : the viewpoint over Baziège.
There are not a lot of hills around.
I already had posted another viewpoint here.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hiking in Baziège Cycle #5 : zoo

Do you imagine zebras and kangaroos in Baziège in this small village of France far from everything ? Yes it's true as on the picture. It's very difficult to take picture because for zebras they were far from me grouped in a specific place and for kangaroos the they are shy and run away at the first noise. In the title, I say zoo but in fact it is not open to public but schools are welcomed. It's well protected as shown it last picture. Big brother is watching you. Is it bizarre, no ?





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Friday, January 25, 2008

Hiking in Baziège Cycle #4 : signs

Our community the Sicoval has decided to mark with these signs 240 km of track roads mainly off- road. Each tracks have been described in very useful flyers.

Around Baziège, these tracks are named "Les chemins du Pastel" (the tracks of the Pastel). The Pastel (
woad)was a plant used to produce a blue tincture. It has been very cultivated in the area until the end of the 16th century before to be replaced by indigo.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hiking in Baziège Cycle #3 : Chapel Sainte Colombe

All roads lead to Chapel Sainte Colombe in Baziège. Once again a post with a picture of this small chapel in the middle of the fields.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hiking in Baziège Cycle #2 : track and oak

I stopped in the middle of this descent to take the above picture and I heard a weird buzzing sound. In fact it was the oak below. It didn't lose its leaves in autumn and with the wind they make this buzzing sound.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hiking in Baziège Cycle #1 : map and start

Today we'll start a cycle about a hiking path around Baziège which can hike or bike (as I do). Just below the map which is displayed on a bulletin board.
Check out the map to see where the pictures were shot.
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Monday, January 21, 2008

Last post at Luchon

Today it is the last about our trip at Luchon and at the ski resort Superbagneres.
Before leaving, Luchon is well know for its thermal baths.
Here above, a big stained glass has been installed above the entrance of the old Thermal Baths building.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

A crocodile in a church !!!


Can you believe that : a crocodile in a church !! Yes, in the cathedral of Saint Bertrnad de Comminges. It is an ex-voto which has been brought back from Egypt during the Crusades by Thibaut de Champagne. But nothing is sure ...

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Too much sun on a side and too much shade in the other

In the cable-car from Superbageneres to Luchon, up and down in the morning.



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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Inside stairs of Grand Hotel

New Art Nouveau style.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Le Grand Hotel de Superbagnères

We stayed in this building called Le Grand Hotel. Build from 1913 to 1922, it has been renovated in 2006 in the original style.
A great place to stay.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Panorama from Superbagneres

We were in Superbagneres this week-end for ski and thermal baths.
It's a nice and small ski resort just up to Bagneres de Luchon or Luchon, well known by the
amateurs of the Tour de France.

This is my first official panorama : the view from room at the hotel.
I have used autostich to build this pano from 13 photos, very simple to use and free :-)))

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Accident

What happened ?

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Cahors - the Street Market and the Cathedral Saint Etienne

In Cahors, where my mother lives, a street market takes place on Saturday and Wednesday morning at the foot of the Cathedral Saint Etienne.
As you can see, there are a lot of stands of local producers and dealers. It is mainly vegetable, fruit, cheese (especially the famous and typical Cabecou made with goat milk) , meat and fish ... and the famous wine of Cahors.
The cathedral is very special with it fortified bell tower and the 2 cupola (you can just a piece of one).



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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Monday, January 07, 2008

Another bridge for 2008

I don't know exactly if posting photos of bridge is becoming complusive for me ...

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

A strange little house

Along the "Canal du midi".
Does a pixie live here?

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

2 sentinels

2 birds guard the path. (in the background the bell tower of Baziège).
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Friday, January 04, 2008

Weird graffiti for 2008

Did you remember the "Apple" graffiti in October ?
Just beside, a new weird graffiti has appeared.

Is it a premonition of what will happen in 2008 ?
I don't believe, I am kinda optimistic : green wins against red.

Let's save the Planet !

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Le Corbusier models

Currently there is an excellent exposition about Le Corbusier's works at Chandigarh (India) at le Centre Méridional de l'Architecture et de la Ville in Toulouse.

In addition, 103 models of Le Corbusier's projects and realizations made by a Japanese architect called Tadao Ando are exposed. This exhaustive collection is really impressive but difficult to catch.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2008 is arrived ...

I just found the "8", it's enough ...

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Theme Day : My favorite photo of 2007

Happy New Year to all !

This photo was shot in Montreal this summer.

There are currently 118 blogs participating in this theme day:
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