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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Watery world in Matisse country, Collioure

Yesterday's post for My World Tuesday showed a painting by the famous French painter, Henri Matisse, of fishermen on the beach, heading for their boats in the Mediterranean. The sea is an essential part of life in Collioure, France, as are the crops grown on the hillsides, another of Matisse's subjects.


The water there is clean and clear, with the bottom readily visible to passersby. My husband managed to capture a couple of shots of marine life as he strolled Collioure's scenic waterfront during our March/April trip to Europe this year.

I found a shady place to sit while taking my own photos, and caught up with him later, after most of his exploring was done.


© Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear    







Posted for Watery Wednesday, hosted
every week by 2sweetnsaxy at T. Bruce photography, who invites us to get our eyes wet.

To see what 'wetted' the eyes of other photo-bloggers, please click HERE!

19 comments:

Carola Bartz said...

Oh Kay, this brings back memories... Collioure definitely is one of my favorite places in that area. I spent several weeks in two summers in Argeles (when it was still a quiet little place) and we often went to Collioure just to stroll around the port to watch the fishermen and later eat delicious seafood in one of the many little restaurants. Long long time ago...

Reader Wil said...

What a lovely series of sunny photos! The water looks so clear and clean! Have a great week, Kay!

Photo Cache said...

very nice shots.

My WW is here

Cildemer said...

Wonderful shots and wonderful place!
Thanks for sharing, Kay;o)

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Hope you are having a nice and happy week****

SquirrelQueen said...

The water is so clear, what a great place to photography marine creatures. You both got some beautiful photos, this looks like a great place to explore.

Linnea said...

Oh gorgeous! More of that bright blue sky. You sure saw a lot on your trip. Great shots. Enjoy the week. It's raining here today in Nor Cal! Late June rain? Huh?

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured Kay!

MY Watery Wednesday

RNSANE said...

Spectacular scenery with such clear beautiful water...so inviting and alluring. I would be tempted to swim there but not in San Francisco's numbing waters.

My Watery Wednesday is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/06/watery-wednesday-146-waiting-for-waves.html

Kay said...

How great that you could both go out and do your own thing! Art and I take photos of the same thing so we have tons of the same photos. You and Dick had such an amazing trip!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful once again....your blog is like a travel brochure!!

SUN TEA

Have a great Wednesday!!!

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow this is beautiful!! Love this place.

See it?

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing set of pictures!
Léia

John S. Mead said...

I'm envious...looks like a wonderful place to visit! I can see why Matisse enjoyed it so much!

Seasons said...

The seawater is very clean, and the first two pictures look like they were taken in a clean pond or a pool. The sea seems to change color depending on where the picture was taken. Thanks for sharing.

aka Penelope said...

It is very encouraging to see that there are places in the world were the water is so clear one can see to the bottom. I wonder if that cute little fish can see all the life that is at the top. :)

EG Wow said...

I always enjoy seeing water so clean and clear!

Judy said...

I don't know which of you I would have joined...

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful shot for watery Wednesday!! :)

JO said...

great scenery!

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