Photo and text by Corey Amaro:
Provence is having 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 shutters and flowers on the windowsill.
Provence is small fishing villages 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. The soup should be called garlic soup.
Provence is double painted doorways....
and colorful facades with stripped awnings,
with a.... Fruit and vegetables stand underneath.
Provence is baguettes without a beret.
Provence is olives, tapenade, olive oil, olives, olives, olives...
Provence is the sound of boules, and a puff of dust when then hit.
Provence is boutis, handmade beauties and the art of comfort.
Provence is colorful facades, shades of orange and yellow.
Blue shutters too!
Provence is also has a big city with a lapping sea.