6 Mar 2012


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Since I arrived in Ollioules at the French Riviera, the almond trees in Claudie's property started to bloom and yesterday I could take this picture.

Early on Sunday morning we drove to the Fish market in Sanary where the fishermen sell their freshly fished fish (tongue twister), oysters, mussels, urchins etc. She bought a big fish, which was baked with different vegetables and potatoes slices all together in the stove. Her sister and husband came over for lunch and we had urchins as starter. Now that I know them I love them !

at the fish market

I don't know what this was, but it looked rather odd !

After lunch we drove to the sea again and had a coffee at the seafront of Sanary, watching the boats and people.

The habour

a strangely cut palm trunk

A painter exposed his paintings

We also visited the exposition of this famous photographer, whose photos from around 1920 of the little towns along the sea were exposed.

In the evening her husband had prepared a pizza which was delicious.


Linens and Royals said...

Interesting fish market, but I admit I like my fish already crumbed and with chips on the side.
I am enjoying your French holiday.

sandra carlier said...

Now I know the good place to find the best fishes I will cook more fishes!
Love the almonds trees in flower!

Jientje said...

Loved your pictures of the fish market. I think the odd fish is some kind of squid.

Lea said...

Looks like you are having a great vacation!
Love the photos of the fish market, very interesting! I, too think that is squid. Never eaten squid, but those pinkish fish look good. And that pizza looks really good, too!
Have a blessed day!
Lea's menagerie

Gracie said...


L. Neusiedler said...

ah, the food paradise there!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Gattina,
Thanks so much for taking us with you in this wonderful day, I'm enjoying a lot these pictures.Your pictures gave me new energies.The weather here is awful and I'm tired about the rain and I think there is a "COLD" coming to visit me!
Anyway...The habour, the market, the Spring feeling...the Sun...Hey, I see people enjoying ice cream! wow
Thanks so much! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

They fed you very well ;>).....I LOVE that fish market -- wish we had one handy.

sarah said...

Many kind of fish, blue sky,breeze at seaside,buzz of people,nice food,my stiff neck went away while watching your photos. Thank you.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh how fun! Those are large squid. If you cut them in circles they are delicious fried
I love squid.