one of the most beautiful towns on the French Riviera
How could anyone be sad living amongst so many happy colours? We are at the base of the Old Town today.
The Old Town
I can hear the Menton Old Town song until here, ..... with my eyes, and my heart, Jilly. Wonderful post.
What a great capture, I'd love to take a walk there in person.Cheers!GuyRegina In Pictures
This is beautiful. I know you are on the border, but the atmosphere of these colors seems to me to be more Italian than French. I hope I am not offending anyone with this observation.
Everything about this picture sings. From the colors to the architecture and the drain beside the path. I guess those are curbs to keep cars off the street.
Lovely soft colours, love France so much!
I'm really glad I'm not color blind. Looks very beautiful.
Jilly, the photo truly does sing a welcoming song...this is what it sounds like to me here in Vermont: come down my alleys, wind through my paths, I welcome you with the light of morning.
Sage words by PP.
Very nice light colours! It looks great in the sunlight:)
I am going to tell Victoria to start baking in those colors!That would make the celiacs even happier than they already are!
Wow! Wonderful pastels, so strong and 'tall'. Makes you want to walk this way.
Lovely composition, good capture, interesting quote.
Dave, Menton is very Italian, in fact this part of France was Italian not so very long ago. And Abe, these are steps, so no cars on this street.
Hello It has a nice blog. Sorry not write more, but my English is bad writing. A hug from my country, Portugal
A delightful image, Jilly. But how on earth do they paint the outside of the buildings. Take the yellow one: they must have used a cherry-picker of some sort.
Jilly,Did Menton become part of France as a result of redrawing the border after World War II? I know things country borders have switched around over the centuries in Europe, which is a very foreign concept to Americans, who forget things like the fact that much of the U.S. Southwest and California were part of Mexico until the 1840's. Some of the anti-immigration crowd acts like the Latinos are foreigners, but some of their ancestors were in the U.S. first.Strasburg, France has been In the news recently because of the NATO meetings attended by President Obama, but my one visit to Strasburg left me with the impression that it looked rather German. Half of my father's family was from Alsace, but they were German. (The other half was from Bavaria.)In Northwest Costa Rica, the people voted in the early 1800's to be part of Costa Rica rather than Nicaragua. We are grateful today.
David, Menton was Italian, even owned by Monaco for a while but in 1861 it became French.Julie, re the colours - the normal thing is for the material that covers the exterior walls - ie cement - to be mixed with colour - therefore it never needs painting. My house is like that.
Lovely and colorful. Nice shot.
So colourful and pretty. It looks like a lovely place to live :)
It's a marizipan image. Battenberg cake. Delicious image. Reminds me of those lovely little streets of Nice too. Perfect.
Jilly,Interesting to read your comment about the mixture of colors right in the cement or stucco on the exterior of homes. I guess that would make the outside of the buildings like giant frescos. How sensible to make the exterior so it does not need painting. That is a much better solution than aluminum siding!
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