Tuesday, July 26, 2011



"SAINT FLORENT - Created by the Genoese, it became a fishing port, before turning into a holiday resort..."

"ROUGH SEA - That Sunday, the Mediterranean was agitated, preventing people from sailing to the beautiful beaches of Loto and Saleccia..."




"PAINTINGS AT THE CITADEL - John O'Keefe, Anne-Marie Rocca Serra and others"

"SANTA MARIA ASSUNTA - Formerly the Cathedral of Saint Florent or Nebbio Cathedral"


"I CAMPAGNOLI - Corsican polyphony"






Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! Saint Florent is a lovely place in Corsica. And this time there is a bonus: I Campagnoli sing Corsican songs! Hope you enjoy and have a great week!
Sorry for the rush, but time is at a premium nowadays... And no holidays... ;)

Olivier said...

ce village est magnifique, et puis j'adore les dernières photos avec les couchers du soleil dans le village

Cloudia said...

what an amazing place!

I shall dream of it...

Aloha from Waikiki;

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Thérèse said...

Cela ne me donne que l'envie d'y retourner. Tes photos sont superbes.
Je ne me souviens plus si c'est le groupe Terra Mea qui est de la-bas?

SusuPetal said...

Those houses at the top photos seem to rise from the water, amazingly beautiful.

Unknown said...

It's beautiful as usual Gil...I am traveling in my mind as usual via your blog :0

joo said...

Beautiful place again! The church is awesome and I love the song:)

alicesg said...

All the photos are fantastic. The whole town seems to be built above the sea. Must be nice to have a house with a sea view.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Its all amazing. I was wondering as to how those houses standing in sea water are protected from erosion.

Unknown said...

Lovely place - the pictures invite us to visit!

Regina said...

Gorgeous place Trotter!


My Unfinished Life said...

what a beautiful lovely and serene place..read about this place in lonely planet....now gotto go here after seeing ur pics!!

Ash said...

Fantastic photos!

Amit Charles said...

Really awesome. Loved the orange horizon in the last pic. And the majestic clouds in the first:)

keep it goin;)

Ron said...

Great post. The first picture says it all.

leo said...

Beautiful painting by nature. You've captured the sunset well :)

Lakshmi said...

stunning pics as always..ive been so swarmed with work that I have neither travelled nor blogged nor visited blogs..so am travelling vicariously thro your posts

PETRO50 said...

Very nice photo. Large quantity. Your entire blog is great. Very much like me. Thank you for the opportunity to look at. Peter.

[G@ttoGiallo] said...

C'est quand-même beau, la Corse, hein ?!

Anonymous said...

holiday???? what is that??? haven't had one this summer! :)

"the sea was agitated"....I love that sentiment Gil and I particularly love the cloud filled sky of Lavoja Beach.

A Lady's Life said...

beautiful trotter
what a lovely place!
I broke my wrist so i am not doing much blogging right now lol

Nikon said...

It looks really beautiful,Gil.
I especially like the opening shots of the rough sea sending waves right up to the buildings' foundations.
Great shots of a beautiful island!

magiceye said...

what a delightful place!

thank you for the virtual tour!

lyliane six said...

Non ! nous ne sommes pas partis en vacances, en septembre Michel prend 15 jours, nous allons faire un vol en montgolfière au dessus des châteaux de la Loire,et en visiter quelques uns, puis un petit tour en Allemagne chez ma sœur Bises à vous deux.

eye in the sky said...

Wow, the houses seem to rise just at the foot of the sea. It's beautiful. I also like the Genoese Citadel. And the sunset...

Daniel Chérouvrier said...

Comme toujours, un très beau reportage !

Light and Voices said...

Very scenic photos.
Joyce M

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place. Sea shore looks great.

Anonymous said...

I would like to visit here, too, after looking at your photos. I like the music you posted.

Pietro Brosio said...

Hello Gil! Another very enjoyable post, the collages are so panoramic, nice photos, beautiful the cathedral and the paintings at the citadel!
Happy Sunday :-)

yyam said...

Ahhh...I so need a vacation! Awesome shots...love the pics of the sunset...just so beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your comments and this new place, where I would like to visit - of course because of your wonderful presentation :)
I will get still visitors tomorrow and my photos are taken from our family. But when coming days will shorten and viitors have gone, I start again publish my travel photos :)
You can keep Petra for your dreams of those years, when you have time and time, I mean your retiring years ;)
Nice new week to you and your wife! Is your daughter still in Germany?

Emery Roth said...

Is there an infinite supply of such glorious coastal towns, and have you been to them all? I hope the first shots were taken at high tide. It all looks irresistible.

Urmi said...

Very beautiful pictures with amazing beauty. I feel like visiting Corsica after seeing all the marvellous pictures. Excellent post.

Ola said...

I see the weather this year is stormy all over the Europe... Great pictures of the port with the amazing sky! Have a good week

Cergie said...

St Florent s'avance comme une étrave conquérante dans les flots tumultueux puis le soir dans le couchant. J'imagine des voix montant de chaque fenêtre ! Ce devait être rude et sauvage !

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm adding St Florent to my list of places I would love to visit one day! It looks frozen in time and very romantic. I liked listening to I Campagnoli sing Corsican songs as I looked at the photos a few times, Gil. Wonderful!

diane b said...

beautiful old buildings and super views. I wouldn't like to be there when the sea level rises.

Stella Bella said...

I have no holidays either. :) Actually, haven't been on holidays for 2 years. But that's ok. hehe will plan where to go for next year.

:D Cheer up! :D Stay happy.

BTW, great photos as always! Would love to go there in the future.

Bhushavali said...

Love the way the sea's hitting on the fort...
Smokey Eyes with Lakme
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rochambeau said...

Alls beautiful in Corsica!!
The Citadel is so unusual.
The cathedral is very nice too.
I do like the song these gentleman sing. Are they singing in Espanol??


juka14 said...

The big photo of Saint Florent is really beautiful.

Trotter said...

Hi Folks! Hope you’re enjoying your holidays, those who are lucky enough to have them... On this side of the Atlantic we are kept busy with the disturbing crisis, the disturbing weather and the disturbing vandalism... Enough for a typical silly season!! ;)
Thanks for being kind enough to keep this blog alive!!

St. Florent est un village très sympa!! Et le coucher du soleil était superbe là-bas…

It’s a bit risky to dream of it; full of «vendettas»... ;) But the some of the sights are awesome...

Terra Mea est de Sardaigne, pas de Corse...

That sea was rather violent that day; we couldn’t make it to the fantastic beaches on the Agriates Desert. Loto and Saleccia... And I wouldn’t be too comfortable living on those houses... ;)

My great pleasure to make you sofa travelling...

Great that you liked the polyphony! I think it was better alive than in the recording...

Fortunately, they are built above sea... ;)

They aren’t: that’s the problem... like in Venice...

So, when will you be travelling to Europe again?

Trotter said...

Part Two:

Glad that you enjoyed!!

Great Lonely planet!! The problem is that they only talk about it; they don’t show... ;)


Thanks for your visit and first time comment here. Look forward to reading you more often...

You’re most probably right: it says it all...

Lucky to be at the right place on the right time!! Better that in the wrong place in the wrong time... ;)

My pleasure!! Hope you’re cooling down a bit with all that work... But like I’ve been saying, someone has to do it when all the others go on vacation... ;))

Peter (Petrolin50),
Thanks for your visit and first time comment here. Look forward to reading you more often...
My pleasure! I’m truly glad you like it!!

Très beau la Corse! J’ai un cousin qui avait fait plusieurs fois des vacances en Corse et il me disait que l’île était incroyablement belle; il m’a fallu y aller pour le croire… ;)

OK, I’ll have my week end of August, early September! My one week... ;))
That clouded sky on the beach wasn’t so interesting... ;)

Trotter said...

Part Three:

Hope you’ll recover soon!

I wouldn’t be comfortable living there in such days... ;))


Oh lala, Un vol au dessus des châteaux, ça doit être super!! Et après l’Oktoberfest, même si tu vas au Nord… ;))

It’s an amazing little town, with lots to see and to enjoy!!



Great, but a bit threatening when the sea is rough...

Corsican polyphony is absolutely fantastic!!

The exhibitions at the citadel were interesting; Anne-Marie Rocca Serra in particular...

Trotter said...

Part Four and final, for the time being!!

Who doesn’t? ;))

Great to read you back here!! Petra will be on my list for the first opportunity; there are maybe two or three spots ahead, but that one will come shortly!!
No, my daughter finished her management studies and she’s back in Portugal!!

Maybe it’s because I was born in an island that this coastal and sea attraction is so intense... ;)
I wouldn’t like to live there is days of rough sea... ;)

Thanks! My pleasure to drive you on the virtual tour...

I wouldn’t say stormy here; but we had at least two days with some showers, which is entirely weird for an August in Lisbon... ;)

L’image de l’étrave conquérante est très bonne ; mais vraiment, dans les jours d’orage, c’est du moins troublant…

That concert in the Nebbio Cathedral was a treat! Much better than what I could find in YouTube... ;)

How I understand you... ;)

OK! But when you start planning, it makes a two month holidays, at least... ;)
I’ll take my week at the end of the month... ;)

The fort would have been ok; the problem is that the sea is hitting the houses... ;)

They are singing in Corsican (corsu or lingua corsa), a Romance language spoken and written on the islands of Corsica and northern Sardinia...


Light and Voices said...

What a hoot! I would have loved to hear the priests play those guitars.
Joyce M

Trotter said...

No priests, just singers... playing with their voices... ;)

S-V-H said...

Corsica is so beautiful! I've enjoyed also the video "terra nostra".
Thank you so much for taking me to Corsica :-))


Trotter said...

My pleasure!! Great to have you back here!!