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Marisa D.L. | profile | all galleries >> All My Galleries >> Elsewhere - Countries and Towns I have liked >> France through my eyes >> Cannes - Not only the Film Festival and La Croisette... tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Cannes - Not only the Film Festival and La Croisette...

Cannes is well known for hosting the annual Film Festival and for being a smart and busy touristic resort, with elegant hotels and expensive various luxury shops.
All these features don’t interest me that much, so I tried to find a different and hopefully more real approach to the city for this photographic series.
Imagine to look at the old port of Cannes from the sea, as if you were arriving there by boat: on the right you’ll see the elegant seaside promenade, La Croisette, with all its fashionable and luxurious hotel and the streets, which are a kind of dreams for fortunate shoppers.
On the left you’ll see the less “fashionable” districts; the old town perched on the top of the Suquet hill, the fishermen’s port, the popular beaches.
Guess where we decided to stay and what we preferred to explore…

I have privileged, as subject for my photos in this gallery, colours, lights and atmospheres, rather than monuments and impressive architectures. A visual report of a short, relaxing autumn holidays
The bell tower of Le Suquet
The bell tower of Le Suquet
Detail....
Detail....
Waves under the blowing wind...
Waves under the blowing wind...
The wind will be stronger soon said the sailor
"The wind will be stronger soon" said the sailor
The wind is blowing and the sea is gettin rough...
The wind is blowing and the sea is gettin rough...
It's time to leave the island. The boat is coming
It's time to leave the island. The boat is coming
The semi-serious story of the monks' cocktail...
The semi-serious story of the monks' cocktail...
It looks like a nice and unpretentious restaurant but...
It looks like a nice and unpretentious restaurant but...
Looking at the open sea...
Looking at the open sea...
The Church
The Church
The monk
The monk
The  peaceful cloister...
The peaceful cloister...
St Honorat Monastery
St Honorat Monastery
St Honorat's Island. Here we are
St Honorat's Island. Here we are
We might go to visit another small island...
We might go to visit another small island...
Another brand new morning. What are we going to do today?
Another brand new morning. What are we going to do today?
Dinner with a view...
Dinner with a view...
It's the twon of the Film Festival, after all...
It's the twon of the Film Festival, after all...
Morning moon...A new day is going to begin
Morning moon...A new day is going to begin
The lights of the French coast...
The lights of the French coast...
At the end of a beautiful day...
At the end of a beautiful day...
A closer look...
A closer look...
Nearly night on the quiet sandy beach...
Nearly night on the quiet sandy beach...
Sunset on the beach...
Sunset on the beach...
The old castle on the top of Le Suquet hill
The old castle on the top of Le Suquet hill
Downhill at sunset...
Downhill at sunset...
View over the old port from Le Suquet hill
View over the old port from Le Suquet hill
Notre-Dame d'Espérance
Notre-Dame d'Espérance
The castle courtyard
The castle courtyard
The yellow house
The yellow house
Cannes Old Town
Cannes Old Town
Strolling over   le Suquet district a little before sunset.
Strolling over " le Suquet" district a little before sunset.
An intriguing little restaurant far from the star system
An intriguing little restaurant far from the "star system"
Walking uphill to discover the old town
Walking uphill to discover the old town
The delightful laziness of siesta....
The delightful laziness of siesta....
Back to Cannes by boat...
Back to Cannes by boat...
I'm the impression that someone is watching me...
I'm the impression that someone is watching me...
Shadows and reflections from the small pier...
Shadows and reflections from the small pier...
The fortress of the Iron Mask...
The fortress of the Iron Mask...
Cannes seen from Sainte Marguerite island
Cannes seen from Sainte Marguerite island
We landed to Sainte Marguerite island...
We landed to Sainte Marguerite island...
Unfortunately the sea monster came back...
Unfortunately the sea monster came back...
At the first sight he might look unfriendly…
At the first sight he might look unfriendly…
A resting break after an early morning shopping...
A resting break after an early morning shopping...
The busy butcher...
The busy butcher...
The shops get open one after the other...
The shops get open one after the other...
Fancy...
Fancy...
A difficult choice...
A difficult choice...
At the Forville market...
At the Forville market...
Strolling over the old town...
Strolling over the old town...
The fishermen hauled in their nets...
The fishermen hauled in their nets...
Fishing boats left the old port...
Fishing boats left the old port...
The beach was still empty at sunrise...
The beach was still empty at sunrise...
The following day another sunrise  popped out at 7 am
The following day another sunrise popped out at 7 am
And finally everything was wrapped in the dark velvet of the night...
And finally everything was wrapped in the dark velvet of the night...
The peace of that special hour between sunset and night
The peace of that special hour between sunset and night
Then the cruise ship disappeared into the dusk ...
Then the cruise ship disappeared into the dusk ...
There was a big cruise boat oddily parked by the shore...
There was a big cruise boat oddily "parked" by the shore...
The sea looked like melted gold...
The sea looked like melted gold...
We arrived at sunset...
We arrived at sunset...