Tag: Nice

One from the Vaults: Heavenly

I’ve decided that once a week I’ll re-post something from my extensive archives. Obviously many of my early posts 2009 – 2014 heavily feature cycling. I’ll try to keep these to a minimum as I know not everyone is a cycling fan. Here’s one… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Heavenly”

Thursday doors #47

Today, my last door post of 2019, I’m featuring those doors photographed on my most recent trip to Nice. The wrought iron and glass doors are typical of those found on apartment blocks all over France. These were all along the rue de France,… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #47”

It’s all change at Nice’s main station

One of the things I love about living in France is its constant investment in infrastructure. In the fifteen years we’ve lived here, pretty much everywhere has benefited from urban renewal. None more so than one of the city’s main arterial roads, rue Jean… Continue Reading “It’s all change at Nice’s main station”

Trip to Nice: Gare du Sud

One Friday evening we drove into Nice to see the recently reopened Gare du Sud, a former railway station located in the Libération quarter. The station closed in December 1991 when it was replaced by the smaller Gare de Nice and remained derelict until… Continue Reading “Trip to Nice: Gare du Sud”

My potted history of Nice

It occurred to me that before writing about my favourite places in Nice I should share with you my potted version of its long, interesting history. So here goes. Introduction Superbly set on nothing less than the Bay of Angels, Nice has a gleam… Continue Reading “My potted history of Nice”

Thursday doors #12

I have always taken photographs of interesting doors but since I started taking part in this challenge I’ve upped the number of photos. This is not really a problem because there are so many interesting and beautiful doors, wherever I look. And, I look… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #12”

12 days of Christmas: day 1

I took this photograph of the Hotel Negresco out of the side window of the car on a trip back from Nice in September. This magnificent overblown wedding-cake style, belle-époque building, instantly recognisable by its pink domed roof, stands proudly on the Promenade des… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas: day 1”

Pyrotechnics

Wednesday 15 August, Assumption Day and a Bank Holiday, signals the end of the French holidays. Most people will be back at work by Monday 20 August. Nice was marking the day with a firework display, its first since the terrorist atrocity on 14… Continue Reading “Pyrotechnics”

Postcard from Paris-Nice 2018

One of these years I will endeavour to follow the entire route of Paris-Nice, just not this year.  This time I joined the race for the start of stage 5 in Salon-de-Provence. We’ve visited the town a number of times as my beloved has… Continue Reading “Postcard from Paris-Nice 2018”

12 Days of Christmas – day 2

Next out of the bag is a photograph of the Promenade des Anglais taken in early March on the last day of the  Paris-Nice race. I’ve chosen it in memory of all those who were injured or lost their lives there in a senseless act of… Continue Reading “12 Days of Christmas – day 2”