May 23, 2015

iphone6+ A walk in the wild flower fields in Collioure, Sud de France

iphone6+ A walk in the wild flower fields in Collioure, Sud de France

A fine day in May where we have started on the path up to the summit of Fort St. Elme.
Our apartment is just around the swing of the road in the middle of this photo.
The view is towards the Bay of Lion and St. Cyprien in Rousillon.


From the same place - as the madam traverse the path up to Fort. St. Elme


May 19, 2015

Leucate an interesting place in Sud de France

The old lighthouse at the plateau of Leucate. Today there is a modern marine semaphore station near by keeping an eye to the ships out in this part of the Mediterranian.
 
In the early Medieval times this plateau was a shelter for settlers living here in fear of being attacked from Pirates coming up from the Barbary Coast - the countries along the North Coast of Africa. Kidnappings, ransom, trafficking and slavery was the name of the game in that time as it is in some places of our world also today.
 
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An old, small, stone house out in the ancient fields on the plateau of Leucate. Situated along the small chemins criss-crossing this great landscape of Languedoc-Rousillon.
 
The photog. at the cliffs of Leucate at a fine day in May.
 

May 15, 2015

La vie en Rose - Chateau Valmy, Argeles, Sud de France

 
A perfect Rose at the entrance to the park at Chateu Valmy in Languedoc-Rousillon, France.
 
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Further up in the park vi find those beautiful Aloe Maculata with the Chateau in the back.
 
And then later in the day by the artificial lake Raho - these wild flowers in a field along the lake.
 
 

May 10, 2015

On tour to the Madeloc Tower by Collioure in Sud de France

A perfect day for a hike to the Madeloc Tower placed on one of the hills by the foot of the French Pyrenees. In May the whole road up there is decorated with the most beautiful wild flowers. The coastline in the back includes the long sand beaches up along the Rousillon Coastline.

 
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On our way up to the summit we can enjoy more spring flowers and of course also the vista as here with our village Collioure in the background - placed by the shores of the Mediterranian.
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May 8, 2015

Iphone6+ Spring along Cote Vermeille by Collioure in Sud de France

 
The month of May is always a month of new, wild flowers and sweet smells along this part of the Mediterranian.
 
We are in the outskirts of the small, French, Catalan village Collioure to take a walk up to the summit of Fort St. Elme - going up from South with a perfect Vista to Port-Vendres and then go down at the North side - ending in Collioure for a beer or a glass of wine.
 

May 4, 2015

Last sunset before Barcelona and Colllioure in Sud de France


Our plane to Barcelona will leave from Oslo at 09.00 tomorrow morning. 
It is time for some (hopefully) warmer and more summer like days down in our apartment in the small village Collioure right over the border to Sud de France.


Here is the madam on the coast path from Collioure to Port Vendres at the same time in May last year - just the weather we expect to have also this spring in Sud de France.

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May 1, 2015

Fredriksten Fortress - the lightshow. Halden, Norway


The lightshow is displayed on two of the old walls inside the inner fortification at Fredriksdten Fortress (Festning) in Halden, a border town to Sweden.

From the net:
Play of light that appear on the fortress walls takes us on the situation, environment, history and change 350 years. It is composed of animation and film, with amazing sound effects. Play of light appear on the walls of the inner fortress, eastern curtain wall and the upper reservoir. This is part of 350  year celebration to the fortress.

Play of light show every evening. See a short excerpts right below:



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April 29, 2015

An evening visit to Fredriksten Fortress in Halden, Norway

An evening visit to Fredriksten Fortress in Halden, Norway

I am up here at the old fortress waiting for a light show to be launched presenting the rich history of this fortress where even the Swedish King Carl 12th met his faith in form of a bullett shot in a night like this....

Right by the Fortress you will find a camping where I am residing complete alone with my small caravan this night in the end of April.



More from the net
Construction of Fredriksten started in 1661 after Norway lost the Bohuslän district and Bohus Fortress to Sweden in 1658.

Three subsequent attacks by the Swedes on Halden in 1658-1660 convinced Fredrik 3. the King of Denmark and Norway; a strong, modern fortress was needed.

During the war in 1718, Swedish King Karl 12. fell before the walls of Fredriksten fortress.

Fredriksten is Norway`s largest, most important and most venerable border fortress.
Many also find it one of the most magnificent in Europe, majestically located above Halden.

It offers a fantastic view of the town and the fjord, and far into what once was enemy territory.

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April 25, 2015

This time of the year in Fjellbacka, Sweden

This time of the year in Fjellbacka, Sweden

Simply the rare but most welcome Hepatica Nobilis (Norwegian= Blåveis)


A small old, charming house in the Swedish Westcoast Township: Fjellbacka

More of Fjellbacka from wiki
Fjällbacka is locality situated in Tanum Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 859 inhabitants in 2010.

Fjällbacka is mostly known as a summer tourist resort, with a long history.

Fjällbacka is located at Latitude 58,36 North Longitude 11,17 East, approximately 150 km from Gothenburg, 165 km from Oslo and 520 km from Stockholm.

Notable Residents:
The actress Ingrid Bergman lived here, when she visited Sweden.

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April 21, 2015

Fjellbacka at the Westcoast of Sweden

Fjellbacka at the Westcoast of Sweden

First stop with "Jacks Caravan 2015" was in the fine, old and small village of Fjellbacka on the Swedish Westcoast.

Here a stitch of 2 photos.

This was the first stop under the theme "2015 Jacks on Tour".


A photo of Jacks Caravan at the off season campsite in Fjellbacka:



Typical street in Fjellbacka, Sweden
More of Fjellbacka from wiki

Fjällbacka is locality situated in Tanum Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 859 inhabitants in 2010.

Fjällbacka is mostly known as a summer tourist resort, with a long history.

Fjällbacka is located at Latitude 58,36 North Longitude 11,17 East, approximately 150 km from Gothenburg, 165 km from Oslo and 520 km from Stockholm.

Notable Residents:
The actress Ingrid Bergman lived here, when she visited Sweden.

Swedish crime writer Camilla Läckberg grew up here; many of her books take place in or around Fjällbacka.

For more of my new theme, visit
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