Vacation in the South of France

In January 2018 I was scanning all our family colour slides from 1957 until 1999. I found several series from the South of France, photographed by my father in law in 1963 and 1975. Meanwhile the scanning procedure, my wife and me where planning our vacation for 2018. I was nosy to compare several pictures from yesterday to nowadays, so we made a trip in the past of my wife’s parents…

First stop was in Quingey, (south-west of Besançon). The hotel at the river Loue from 1963 existed even nowadays, so I took several photos based of photos from 1963.

Our second stop was Pont-Saint-Esprit at the river Rhone. It appears in any corners of this small village that the time stand still.

In the middle-aged founded Aigues Mortes we where jolly glad over two photographically flashbacks. A gate in the southern city wall, called Porte de l’Organeau was an object by family Ziegler in 1963, 1975, 2009 and from now in 2018. The same gate, the same direction, the same angle, the same background. By chance or intention? We don’t know…

In front of the southern city wall last year was a portable arena for the popular Camargue-Bullfight. My father in law took photos from this bloodless spectacle in 1963 and we where eye-witness of this battle in 2018…

But we don’t made only photos. In our home for two weeks in Bouzigues, we enjoyed the local gastronomic specialities of oysters, mussels and other seafood and last but not least wine. We met old friends from cologne in Bouzigues. Since they have been retired, they live sometimes in this old fisherman’s village at the Bassin de Thau, near by the Mediterranean sea.

So I must stop now my enthusiasm of this vacation, because there is unfortunately now a overrun by the range of 200 words…

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