alternator broken in the Ardennes

We just wanted to see the splendour of the deciduous trees in autumn attire and went to the Ardennes for a few days. Unfortunately, the dynamo stopped when we wanted to go back home … Fortunately, we were helped by friendly people. Of course I made some pictures that reflect the atmosphere of our walkContinue reading “alternator broken in the Ardennes”

Poblat medieval de Llagunes

We have visited this beautiful place on our journey through the Mountains of the Catalan Pyrenees. If you are interested in the history of the harsh mountain life that has made the Catalans the proud independent people of today … then this place is worth a visit. A lot has been researched and everything isContinue reading “Poblat medieval de Llagunes”

The Collegiate Church of Santa María de Alquézar.

Marjan wanted to visit this church because it originally had Moorish influences. I went because there was a huge rain shower. But I enjoyed taking photos without a tripod in the little light … and was impressed by all the frills that had been placed in this church for the past 1000 years. The guideContinue reading “The Collegiate Church of Santa María de Alquézar.”

Jánovas revisited

We were in Jánovas before, but it made such an intense impression that we wanted to go there again to see the progress of the restorations. All current information can be found on this site. A few streets have common facilities such as water, electricity and sewerage. They are also nicely sealed with a provisionalContinue reading “Jánovas revisited”

Aragon

We drove at ease through Aragon. A beautiful area where a proud people have lived for centuries, just listen to this song … It is a pity that the old culture of living in small villages nowadays suffers from migration to the big city. I expect that the coming energy- and economy transition will causeContinue reading “Aragon”

Esco

It’s known as an “Pueblo Abandonado”, but I’m not sure if it really was left voluntarily … Esco “A Franco-era dam flooded (almost) everyone out of this centuries-old Aragonese town.” Source: Abandoned Village of Esco – Sigüés, Spain – Atlas Obscura If you’re careful and aware of the dangers of an unlocked ruin, you canContinue reading “Esco”

Through the Basque region from France to Spain …

We were in Moliets-Plage when we read about the fire in Notre-Dame … The Basque region is fantastic to travel through … With our camper we want to be free, in a quiet and interesting place in nature, with an eye on the local history … Despite the low water level, photography was pleasant aroundContinue reading “Through the Basque region from France to Spain …”

Retired and then enjoy living in France!

A former fellow student of Marjan is retired and has decided to live in the South of France … during our vacation we visited her. Her house has more or less remained in its original state as it was bought years ago. I tried to capture the romantic and inviting appearance. Nowadays she’s living likeContinue reading “Retired and then enjoy living in France!”