Monday, June 13, 2011

FROM CALVI TO SAINT FLORENT

CORSICA - AUGUST 2010


"CIVITAS CALVI SEMPER FIDELIS - The town was always faithful to the Republic of Genoa, thus the motto"


"CALVI - THE CITADEL - The Second Foreign Parachute Regiment of the French Foreign Legion is based on the Sampiero Corso Barracks in the Citadel"


"CALVI - THE CITADEL - St. John Baptist and the Oratorio of St. Anthony"


"CALVI - MARINA"


"CALVI - SEA SHOW"


"CALVI - From the Citadel"


"CALVI - By the port, with mountains..."


"CALVI - With Columbus (they say he was born there), La Renomée (Monument to the soldiers dead in WWI) and the Salt Tower"


"ESPLANADE"


"LA BALAGNE"


"FROM CALVI TO SAINT FLORENT - Through the Desert of the Agriates"


"SUNSET AND DINNER - In Saint Florent, Restaurant La Rascasse..."

49 comments:

Trotter said...

Hi Folks! Calvi is a beautiful town in Corsica, with some wonderful bars and restaurants by the marina, where you can enjoy some gorgeous ice-creams and cool drinks... So, after a tour of the villages of Balagne, a must is a stop at the city that also claims Columbus as its citizen... Like many others... ;) And the arrival to St. Florent was greeted with a gorgeous sunset!! Have a great week!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Calvi looks like a very beautiful place to relax, Gil. So much blue there...sky, water, mountains! The pink sunset photo really stood out.

Olivier said...

Calvi est une superbe ville, c'est un endroit de reve , j'adore

eye in the sky said...

Beautiful. Remembered the mountain city of Avila in Spain. Narrow cobble-stoned alleys, whispery avenues... simply magnificent.

hpy said...

Pas beaucoup de monde sur les blogs en ce moment, mais MOI, je suis là!

Babli said...

Calvi seems to be a very beautiful and romantic place. All the pictures looks spectacular specially the last one I liked very much as it says that you are enjoying each and every moment of the trip.
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Mariposa said...

Gorgeous! I love the sunset & dinner pics the most :)

SusuPetal said...

That mountain photo is beautiful.

shooting star said...

love the first shot!!!! feels so romantic!!

joo said...

Oh, I must go there, it's such a beautiful place!

Glamorous Barbie ♥ said...

God this place seems like heaven!!
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Thérèse said...

Que de souvenirs tu me fais évoquer.
Avez-vous rencontré la légion étrangère. J'ai eu la chance à l'époque de faire une sacrée randonnée avec un de leur entraîneur: pas le temps de faire la causette...
et c'est à Calvi que j'ai mangé mes premières asperges...

Cloudia said...

You feed our souls. Grazie!



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alicesg said...

Very lovely photos of your vaccation. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos with us.

Peter said...

If Columbus was born in Calvi is of course doubtful even if Corsica those days was Genovese. One thing is certain, Corsica is beautiful and it seems that you have appreciated it, considering the way you describe it! :-)

Ash said...

Marvellous photos!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi blogtrotter Gil,
You are absolutely right :) its indeed time to watch your blog again (I ve been busy with exibitions and I am still busy) . Ive had have hardly time to blog, but your travels are worth to follow, I ve never been in Corsica it looks awsome. A bit rocky-like and many stones, but the blue sea make it all so nice, its a green hilly surrounding, very various!!! I like the nature, Great to see your blog and travels again my friend, Enjoy your travels I love to follow them all.

Greetings from JoAnn/Holland
(soon travelling myself again too)

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

That's a great view you had of the marina. And the sunset you captured is so gorgeous - your dinner with your wife must have been made all the more memorable!

magiceye said...

marvelous virtual tour! thank you!

[G@ttoGiallo] said...

Beautiful places, Gil !
... and the weather, no doubt, must have been less windy than today.

rochambeau said...

Hello Mr. and Mrs. T.
All photos wonderful, but especially the one of La Balangne!! Wow. Thanks for letting me come too.

Enjoy your "surfin' safari" today Gil!!

xox
Constance

Georgianna said...

Wow!!! Incredible, Gil. Another place to add to the list. I had no idea there were such mountains there!

BLOGitse said...

Look at that sky, so beautiful!
Have a relaxing weekend and a good week ahead!

Pietro said...

Hello Gil! All fantastic views as always, nice collages too! So nice the colors of the sea, St. John Baptist and the Oratorio of St. Anthony", and so appetizing the dish at the Restaurant La Rascasse
:-)
Happy Sunday!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. Very scenic and architecture is beautiful.

Light and Voices said...

Oh such wonderful shots taken in Clavi.
Joyce M

Dina said...

The citadel is massive.
Calvi looks like a lovely town, but your photo of the mountains is the most beautiful and inviting.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

As always Gil, exquisite scenery and photos and a wish to see it all in person :)

A Lady's Life said...

You certainly take us to so many voyages Trotter.
Seeing such beautiful sights that make you think the world really is a stage and travelling you can also be any one you want to be.:)

Ted Roth said...

More glorious islands and mountians and white beaches. What a life!

What, no factories?

Paz said...

I like the citadel. The water looks inviting. Looking at the food makes me hungry. ;-)

yyam said...

Goodness...these are beautiful pictures! Looks like a fine relaxing place indeed....that sunset is amazing!!!:)

V Rakesh said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing....... its marvelous that you showcase some scenic locations across the world, most of which are truly breathtaking, yet so unheard of!

Deslilas said...

La Corse a bien d'autres mérites que de nous avoir donné un général, Premier consul et Empereur !
Belle région.

juka14 said...

Calvi looks like a fantastic town to visit. Great shots!

Team G Square said...

Amazing , loved all the pictures .

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello,

Lovely photos of a beautiful place. I enjoyed them very much. Best wishes,
Joseph

wilbo43 said...

Looks like a wonderful place. I'm sure the little general liked it when he was living there.

Nikon said...

I love the shots of the sea from the Citadel, Gil.
Those boats!
I'd love to visit there someday :)

Emm said...

Wow!!! These photos are exquisite!!! I would definitely want to visit Corsica in the future. It looks amazing.

Cergie said...

Salut Gil ! Quel paradis ! Presque autant que la régiion lyonnaise où j'étais la semaine dernière : les authentiques bouchons, le beaujolais et tout près le mâconnais... Tu comprendras que j'ai du mal à revenir à Cergy je repartirais bien aussitôt vers la Corse pas si lointaine où pas souvent en été il ne pleut...

Regina said...

Wow love the place!

Ron said...

Oh my, what an amazing post. This place looks wonderful. Keep them coming.

Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! Every time we have some time free, the follow-up will be terrible: lots of stuff to deal with and no chance to surf the Blogosphere... ;) Anyhow, thanks for keeping this blog alive with your comments... I’ll keep trying to reply, though I believe that very few of you look at the answers... Well at least Peter, Ted, Lynn and a few others are following, so here we go... ;)

Pat,
Sky , water and mountains that’s what you have, in huge portions I must say, in Corsica... ;)

Olivier,
C’est vrai qu’on doit vraiment s’amuser à Calvi… Même s’il y a toujours l’histoire de Christophe Colomb… ;)

Eye,
It has some similarities with Avila, but the immense difference that the sea makes… ;)

Hélène,
Merci!! Il semble que tout le monde est parti en vacances... ;)

Babli,
Beautiful it is; romantic it depends... ;)

Mariposa,
Dinner pictures are always interesting... ;)

Susu,
Mountains and Sea: everything there...

Star,
Entering the Old Town Calvi: a thrill...

Joo,
You must go there but you’re travelling somewhere... ;)

Barbie,
Thanks for your visit and first time comment here! Look forward to reading you often at Blogtrotter Two...

Trotter said...

Paer Two:

Thérèse,
La Légion Etrangère est maintenant à Calvi, mais je ne les ai pas vus… Quant aux asperges, je ne savais pas qu’il s’agissait d’une spécialité locale… ;)

Cloudia,
My pleasure!!

Alice,
Last year’s vacation... Not much time, but lots of pictures... ;)

Peter,
It was a pleasant surprise, though a cousin of mine who had been there twice before us couldn’t stop praising it...

Ash,
Indeed!!

JoAnn,
Great to see you back!!
Hope you have a great travelling holiday this year also...

Nomadic,
Those dinners are always great... ;)

Magic,
My pleasure!!

G@tto,
That’s my pocket sun working even in Corsica... ;)

Constance,
The villages are fabulous! My favourite is Sant’Antonino...

Georgianna,
That’s a great addition... ;)

Trotter said...

Part Three:

Blogitse,
It was great all the time except the windy day who prevented us from travelling to the beaches of Loto and Saleccia, which are only accessible by sea…

Pietro,
Thanks! You’re always too kind!!

Rajesh,
Glad that you enjoyed!

Joyce,
Calvi is truly photogenic... ;)

Dina,
I think that the most impressive in Corsica are actually the mountains...

Lynn,
Glad to see that you liked it...

Lady,
Travelling always makes a change to you and to what you are, even if you don’t notice it right away...

Ted,
No factories... Fortunately... ;)

Paz,
Wow!! Great to see you back!!

Yvonne,
Sunsets are awesome...

Trotter said...

Part Four and final, for the time being...

Rakesh,
It’s my great pleasure to show what I manage to see... Thanks for your continued support! Look forward to see you back soon...

Daniel,
C’est vrai!!

Juka,
Calvi... and the rest... ;)

Team G,
Thanks for your visit and first time comment here. Look forward to seeing you here more often...

Joseph,
Thanks!!

Bill,
He had some troubles around the corner and the Corsicans were a bit divided on his role there... ;)

Paul,
That sea had a gorgeous colour!!

Emmm,
Time to start packing...

Lucie,
Je te comprends très bien; pour moi c’est toujours plus facile partir que retourner... ;))

Regina,
Great!!

Ron,
Welcome back!!

P.N. Subramanian said...

The blues are very soothing. Thanks for the great shots.

Trotter said...

P.N.,
Glad to see you back here!!