Lavender fields, sunflowers against the back drop of Saint Victoire, tiled roofs, blue shutters, dry rustic countryside, Mediterranean sea, stone walls, wells with iron work, church bells, Plane trees lining the back roads, pottery instead of china, cotton boutis with wood block designs, baskets for everything, the sound of cicadas singing, lunch in the garden: Ratatouille, grilled sardines, pastis, goat cheese, and rose wine.
Golden yellow, burnt orange, cranberry red, green, and blue-grey.
Photo and text by Corey Amaro:
Provence starts with a drink of Pastis in a small village, with cicadas clicking their heels in the background.
Provence is a red blanket of poppies with a child in the middle wearing a straw hat.
Provence is, without a doubt blue shutters and flowers on the windowsill.
Provence is a small fishing village nestled along the coast, a place to cast your dreams afloat.
Provence is a white bowl of fish soup with a sliced dried baguette, a head of garlic, grated cheese, and garlic mayonnaise.
Provence is a painted double doorway....
and colorful facades, with stripped awnings with a....
Fruit and vegetables stand underneath.
Where in France is Provence:
"Provence is a region of southeastern France on the Mediterranean adjacent to Italy. The traditional region of Provence comprises the départements of Var, Vaucluse, Bouches-du-Rhône, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes and parts of Hautes-Alpes. (Wikipedia)."
Photos taken at the antique shop in Aubagne:
8 Route Nationale 8, Saint Mitre