The best thing of a belated summer holiday, is that you have touristic places like the ochre quarries in Roussillon, all to yourself. You can just wander around and be amazed by the colors and textures without any distractions. And that's just what we did.
We both visited Roussillon several times before, but how can you not be blown away by the intensity of the colors? I thought my ugly hiking boots would become all red and yellow but the ochre powder is so fine and dusty it doesn't stick.
Next time I'd love to spend more time at the ochre conservatory and learn about ochre and other color pigments. Their program of color trainings looks pretty exciting! In art school I painted quite a lot with oil paint, pastels and acrylic, but never got to use any real pigments. It would be fun to give it a try some time…
Have you ever been to Roussillon? Did you like it?
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I've never been there but the ochre quarries looks absolutely great. A place to remember for some future holidays ;-)
I think you would love the Provence, it's so pretty (although best in low season) :)
Ik ben er nog nooit geweest, maar hoe mooi is het daar! Die kleuren..prachtig!
Echt mooi inderdaad en het ruikt er ook zo lekker :)
Never been, but I would also love to go when there are no tourists ;)
Oh yeah, avoid the summer season to go to the Provence… there are also quite some nice brocantes in the spring season ;)
stunning pictures. I've never been. didn't even know about it. wonderful :)
If you'll ever come back to Europe (if if if) you should definitely go here (and to the entire Provence)… no meals for 30cents, but it's really nice :)
I love the second picture, looks like you dive in colors.
Merci Elsa! That's exactly what it felt like :)