Postcards From France 2014 – A Year in Review…

France Travel Photos – Girl Gone Gallic – 2014.

If I were asked to describe my past year, it would best be described in just one simple word:  BUSY !

What with starting the new blog, traveling at least 50% of the time, taking care of the two households and also my other business ventures – I barely have had a minute to myself.  It’s fun and exciting, and I love to keep busy, but it can be overwhelming at times.

I’ve selected below a few of my favorite France Travel Photos from this past year.  It was super hard to choose as I’m a little trigger happy when it comes to the camera – thank goodness for digital – and I had hundreds of photos to sift through.  I’m also still learning the best way to edit the photos, so forgive me if they are not perfect.

You can view the photos as a slide show by just clicking on one of them and then using the arrows to scroll through at your own pace.  If you want a little music to set the mood (and I think you do), I included a clip from “Coeur de Pirate” below the photo gallery for you to enjoy.  She’s actually a Canadian artist that I enjoy very much (thanks to my son for introducing me to her music).

Coeur de Pirate – Place de la République

I’d love to know what my cyber friends have to say about these photos…

What did you honestly think of my France Travel Photos ?  Which picture was your favorite ?  Which did you like the least ? I’m betting your least favorite is the picture of the cherub baby in the fountain surrounded by graffiti – but I love that one and the clash of old and new.  Is there anyone out there that agrees with me ?  If you could have accompanied me to just one location, which would it have been ?

The vast majority of these pictures haven’t been published before in any of my blog posts, and I have a ton more to share.  Another one of my goals for 2015 is to do a better job of sharing these with all of you – I’m still looking for an easy and efficient manner so if you have any ideas let me know.

Hope to hear from you real soon !

Happy Travels,
-Girl Gone Gallic

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  11 comments for “Postcards From France 2014 – A Year in Review…

  1. April 9, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Fantatic photos, great eye that catches the imagination. My favorite is the Chateau Neuf du Pape one, I don’t know why but it just makes me smile and that is a winner in my opinion.

    • April 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you ! There is a fantastic restaurant right by that photo called “Le Verger des Papes” (www.vergerdespapes.com) where you can admire that amazing scenery and sip their delicious wine… I’m just waiting for the weather to be perfect !

  2. April 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Busy is GOOD! Beautiful photos, and fun to find you on the #AllAboutFrance link-up!

  3. April 3, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    I love this round up of photos from your very busy and wonderful year. My favorite is Parloir du Colombier — the red is striking and the two men are totally interesting-looking subjects. I also appreciated the Coeur de Pirate clip – very nice to go along with the pics.

  4. March 5, 2015 at 6:19 am

    I’m not sure I can pick a favourite, they’re all delightful but it was the one of Eze as the cover photo that sucked me in to this post as I recently wrote about the jardin exotique too. Just perhaps my other favourite is the one of the soldiers sitting on the fountain…but maybe it’s the one of the bicycle in rue des Rosiers…or the person on the bench in Avignon…Honestly I don’t know! I’m happy to have discovered your blog through Twitter and wonder if you’d like to link up a post to my monthly linky #AllAboutFrance, you’re a perfect fit for it!

    • March 6, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you Phoebe, feedback is always helpful. So glad you found me ! I would love to join the monthly linky, thanks for the invite. Eze is amazing, and I just LOVE those statues. My camera battery died early on, so I need to go back and do it right. I’m planning to also take the hike down (or up if I’m brave) and share my experience. Have you tried the hike ? Is it as bad as they say ???

      • April 3, 2015 at 1:08 pm

        I haven’t tried the hike, steep walks are not my favourite though my husband likes that sort of thing. Great to see you linking up this month, thanks! I’ll be looking out for the red beret when I’m out and about in Nice, Eze, Monaco,Aix…!!

  5. February 23, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I like all the photos. You have a good mix. Wide, close, etc. Good compositions. I like the ones where the sun is low. I am also pulled in by old worn patinas and textures that only time can produce and you obviously do too. The first photo really conveys that. I really like the one with the guards and I think adding more interesting people shots would be a perfect balance, but I don’t see any that I would remove. The title photo of the water nymph fountain has a nostalgic appeal to me because it reminds me of a time when France was more innocent. I totally agree that contrasts are fascinating and the one with the grafitti is symbolic of that lost innocence. However I would have preferred the cherub less centered..pushed to the right? But I’m really nit-picking since you asked. This collection is wonderful and it really captures the eclectic colors of France. You have some treasures here and a really good eye.

  6. February 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I am sorry to say that there isn’t one photo that I didn’t like! (See what I did there 🙂 ). Wonderful photos with great depth to them. I loved the graffiti with the cherub one, that kind of thing really interests me. The photo with the guard, did you ask to take their photo? I am always cautious of taking photos of people when I travel and wondered how you approached it. I really enjoyed these photos and it makes me want to explore France a little more, I’ve only been to Paris and wasn’t a huge fan. I would definitely want to visit Avignon.

    • February 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      I asked the guards after the shot (ask forgiveness rather than permission)…I liked that they were relaxed and not posed (one of them is even texting on his phone). Paris is just a tiny portion of what there is to know in France. It’s a shame more people don’t get to other parts of France (but then that is my goal – to get more visitors exploring the rest of France). Avignon is great, and don’t forget to dance on the bridge…

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