Thursday, July 07, 2011




"ERBALUNGA - 10km north of Bastia, on a rocky promontory, lays Erbalunga, a port since the time of the Phoenicians, which is most famous for its Good Friday procession"


"BASTIA - ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST - Bastia is the second largest city in Corsica and the capital of the Haute Corse Department"


"BASTIA PORT - Tourism"

"BASTIA PORTS - Tourism and commercial"

"BASTIA - St. Nicolas Square and the commercial port"






Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! To finish the tour around Cape Corse, there is a visit to Erbalunga and to the second city in Corsica: Bastia! Hope you enjoy this tour also... The least I travel the more pictures I take: so there is a lot of Corsica to show this summer...
Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

I am once again mesmerized by your pictures...this is a feast to the eyes :)

Thérèse said...

Tes photos, belles et pour la plupart paisibles, montrent le charme d'un pays pourtant bouillonnant!

alicesg said...

Very beautiful town. People staying near the sea must have the best and freshest seafood all year round. :)

eye in the sky said...

I love the washed out colors of most churches.

Georgianna said...

Goodness, what amazing ports, Gil! Once again, I had no idea about the places you featured. Amazing! Have a great weekend. Georgianna

SusuPetal said...

Oh, that last photo is so beautiful!

Heat wave still in Helsinki!!!! Wonderful, I just love summer!

Ron said...

Very nice post:)

Ron said...

Very nice post:)

Light and Voices said...

Quaint village. Nice job on the images.
Joyce M

Bhushavali said...

Looks like a great place. I love the first shot where the place is framed between the 2 green patches!!!
Bird Watch-Tawny Eagle
Bird Watch-White Breasted Kingfisher

P.N. Subramanian said...

Fabulous! Extremely superb shots.People at Bastia and Erbalunga must be friendly too.Thanks.

PeterParis said...

Beautiful places like this are worth a great number of photos! :-)

Mariposa said...

gorgeous.. and you caught a wedding too! :)

Ash said...

Amazing photos! What a delight to look at.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Imagine arriving in your own yacht into Bastia - this is a pretty area to anchor a boat!

juka14 said...

I didn't know that Bastia looks so nice. That port looks like it belongs to Monaco.

Indrani said...

Great presentation of the place.

Unknown said...

Hello Gil, I am alive hehe :) and back. I hope you and family have been doing good. We went to the beach last weekend..but nothing so spectacular like this. Beautiful photos as usual. Happy week ahead. MK

A Lady's Life said...

Nice place to visit.Now that we have all these floods I keep an eye out on places like Venice where 80% of the population have already moved.

But here in Corsica the houses also go right down to the edge of the sea.So I wonder if they have any huge waves come into shore during the year? Amazing.

Cloudia said...

the church displays spirals!!!!

Aloha from Waikiki, Friend;

Comfort Spiral


diane b said...

The last photo looks like a painting, the sunlight is superb. I love the way the buildings in the first photos look like they have been piled up on top of one another, like a child playing with blocks.

Nikon said...

What a beautiful spot, Gil.
I especially like your panoramic shot of the port.
The last shot, too, is a stunner!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Corsica has beautiful ports, Gil. I enjoyed seeing all the details of the St. John the Baptist Church. The last photo is my favorite -- it has such beautiful light!

magiceye said...

a delightful virtual tour!

Pietro Brosio said...

Hello Gil! Another wonderful and interesting post wich great pictures, I've enjoyed them very much! So beautiful the first image of Erbalunga framed with the green!
Have a pleasant Wednesday :-)

Oman said...

wow. simply amazing. how i would love to stay there and just shoot at those lovely formations. :)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! It's 100 degrees here today with a very high humidity and these gorgeous pictures of the blue and white scenery had a very cooling effect Gil. Wonderful!

rochambeau said...

Hello Gil and Mrs. T.
Thank you again for taking my on my holidays from my computer seat.
Corsica is enchanting~ The houses on the hill, the water. The woman walking in the back of the Bastia!!


yyam said...

Love the rustic feel of the place...must be a nice place to relax and just take in the lovely views! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful sightseeing tour. It's always fun to visit your blog.

lyliane six said...

L'Argentine c'est pour la fin de l'année. Bises à vous 2.

Ola said...

what a nice view on the first picture!the port seems to be a bit crowded:)

Joseph Pulikotil said...


Beautiful,beautiful, beautiful photos. I was thrilled to see these places through your lenses.

Best wishes,

joo said...

It's rainy, stormy and cold here, so watching your beautiful photos from this amazing place is a bliss:)

leo said...

Gorgeous!! I especially like the first few photos. Picture framed perfect. Have a good weekend!

My Unfinished Life said...

lovely place...looking at the gets a positive vibe!!

Marja said...

What a gorgeous place. I especially like the last one, the houses in the sun against the hill. My parents went there and we learned at school that napoleon came from corsica

Urmi said...

Very beautiful pictures specially the last one I liked most. Gorgeous presentation.
You are welcome at my new post-

Mariposa said...

beautiful. I love the last photo :)

Regina said...

Beautiful place!
Thank you for sharing.


Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! This summer has been definitely a bit weird: working all time during the week and getting some lousy weather on weekends... Well, at least it gives you time to reply to the comments... ;)
Thanks for dropping a line, in particular when most of everyone else are just sleeping on the beach... ;)

My pleasure to read you back here!!

C’est vrai que ça bouillonne... En effet, le lendemain de mon passage à Sartène il y a eu une «vendetta»: un ou deux morts à 11h00 du matin, au marché, devant tout le monde… Et il y a encore le reste… ;)

It depends... of the people and of the seas... ;)

Old and amazing!!

You know, it’s not such a small world! ;)

Oletta is superb!
No heat wave here: cloudy skies, no chance to go to the beach... ;-(


The places also help... ;)

It took some time to manage to take that one... ;)

I wouldn’t rely on that first evidence friendship... A bit of a closed society...

Trotter said...

Part Two:

That’s what happened: I saved one thousand six hundred twenty (1620) photos of Corsica... ;)

Everything there was caught... ;)

Thanks! I’m glad you liked it...

Imagination is free; yachts cost a lot of money... ;) And a friend who owned a yacht told me: there are only two happy days in the life of a yacht owner: the day he buys it and the day he sells it... ;)

It could be, indeed... But in Bastia there aren’t so many tax avoiders, to be politically correct... ;)

Thanks! Coming from an expert, it’s definitely a compliment!!

M. Kate,
Great to see you back!! You were lucky to go to the beach; I’m seeing those plans for today a bit in danger, as the sun struggles to beat the clouds... ;)

Those houses in St. Florent are indeed too close to the sea... And though it is a bay, it’s a wide open bay... Anyhow, the day I took the pictures the boats could not dock at the beach, but could dock at St. Florent...


I also like that one! Taken around 7h30 p.m., immediately before I dropped my cell phone in the rented car and took ages to find it... ;))

Trotter said...

Part Three:

Thanks. There was a nice view from the castle in Bastia...

On the right place at the right time...

My pleasure!!

Actually, those buildings in Erbalunga were just asking for the picture to be taken... ;)

Not a too difficult task...


100º? We’ll be probably with some 75º here and the clouds are threatening... ;) Too cool for the beach... ;)

Amazing how you noticed that woman walking on the back of the church... ;)

Well caught: the rustic feel...

Thanks!! My treat your comments!

Que tu as de la chance!!

Trotter said...

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

Crowded, but nothing compared with Monaco or Porto Cervo… ;)

My pleasure!!

Well, the sun seems to be winning its fight with the clouds here, so maybe I have the chance to get to the beach… ;)

Framing; a terrible technique… ;)

Better than looking outside the window!

Lucky parents you have...

Oletta makes the plenum... ;)

Great to have you back on this post!!

My pleasure!!