Welcome to a new series on Food Lover's Odyssey, The Saturday Scene. I've been tossing around the idea of a day dedicated to sharing a few of my favorite scenes from Italy and France. Also, one of my friends, who regularly gives unsolicited critiques of my blog, told me that my posts are too long! Yes, he basically said I talk too much.
After picking both my mouth and my ego from the floor, I decided to mix things up a little and provide shorter posts and ones that are more photo-oriented for those that would like to look more and read less. So committed I am to doing it, I have dedicated every Saturday to posts that are short-on-words and long on lovely views of my two favorite countries.
An inspiration for this week's post has been a Twitter event I've been taking part in called #frifotos. I started participating a few weeks ago, and it's been a lot of fun. Every week @EpsteinTravels, the founder of the event, and his co-hosts pick a theme. On Friday people from around the world share their photos based on that theme. Yesterday's theme was "blue." If you missed the event but still want to see what it's all about, on Twitter you can check out the hashtag #frifotos and see all of the photos there. There are also two great roundups of the photos: @CorkBilly produces one here, and Wild About Travel shares their picks for the best FriFotos of the week.
Below are my contributions: the blues of Italy and France.
A few blues from Carnival in Venice
Images from the light show at the Bi-Annual Fete du Vin in Bordeaux
Dusk in the Cinque Terre - Above Vernazza and along the beach in Monterosso
Blue Hydrangeas from the Cours Saleya Market in Nice...
Some blues among the colorful houses of Burano
A Rue in Paris - Wouldn't you love to live here?
Blue window scene at Fauchon in Paris for Easter
Blue pedal boat at the beach in Camogli
Blue sea off the coast of Panarea in the Aeolian Islands
Sailing in the Amalfi Coast