Wednesday, 11 May 2011

"... the diffused magic of the hot sweet South...





... the soft-pawed night and the ghostly wash of the Mediterranean far below..."

10 comments:

Lilacs In May said...

Great photos. The top photo looks like it was taken by Jay Gatsby, on the periphery, watching the party....

Justine Picardie said...

Thank you -- that is the one of the best ever compliments that I've ever had! You've made my year!

kairu said...

Those photos are so lovely! Yes, it does remind me of Gatsby watching one of his grand parties, from a safe distance...

Ah, yes, it's spring again, and Cannes time, and we'll all dream about the Côte d'Azur and the scent of the sea, white sands, and mimosa...

Lilacs In May said...

*tickled pink*

enid said...

That bottom photos looks like a Mark Rothko painting - it is the most beautiful blue I have ever seen and I agree with Lilacs in may re Gatsby. I think you have captured his essence.

Justine Picardie said...

Swooning... but now back to reality, though escaping every so often into a biography of Gerald and Sara Murphy by Amanda Vail, which took a bit of tracking down, but is really worth reading if you can find a copy.

Justine Picardie said...

Damn, the great god of Blogger has swept down from on high, and wiped out all comments from this post. Suffice to say, I'm seeing it as a sign that praise will always be followed by a fall...

enid said...

Oh no we still think you are great and those photos which remind me of a Rothko painting capture the essence of Gatsby.

Justine Picardie said...

Thank you!

fred said...

Excellent images! I read in pharmacy reviews magazine that a lot of people use to visit that beach because of the its beauty and also because there are the most beautiful women wearing tiny bikinis.