Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another thing I really enjoyed about my trip were the Italians themselves. Everywhere I went, they were so smiley and friendly. No one looked down on me for being a foreigner and they were so encouraging when I tried to speak the little Italian I know. I'm sure this isn't the case everywhere in Italy, but I had the same experience last time I was there as well and it's always a much-appreciated contrast to France.

Anyways, here are a few more shots of my trip.

Flying in over the mountains:I had about an hour in Torino before my train took me back to France. I had a rather large suitcase with me, so I couldn't really stray too far from the station, but I did take a quick spin around the block and luckily stumbled across a Grom shop:I also peeked through several courtyards and came across cute little images like this:
Another thing I have always loved is the colors - Bretagne was full of varying shades of gray (houses and sky alike), and Paris is also a fairly neutral-toned city, so I absolutely love the jewel tones you can find in the south of France and around Italy:Another nice surprise were the random flowers blooming everywhere throughout the countryside. All this nice weather has the plants confused and many are going into a second bloom....though this also includes a lot of the fruit trees, so who knows what kind of season they'll have next year...I'll end here with a random thing I came across with:
I saw this out of the corner of my eye when going up the mountain and was so curious that I actually backed that damn semi-automatic car back down a ways so I could take a closer look. At first, I was like WTF?? And then I noticed the little tufts of hair stuck to the tree and the light bulb kicked on. Duh.

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Blogger MilkJam said...

um... what's the last one? i'm having a blond moment :)

November 6, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger L said...

I couldn't figure it out either...something to tie up a donkey?

November 6, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger lovecrafts said...

So beautiful! i love it.

November 7, 2011 at 6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny - Grom was the first thing I found when I visited Torino, too!

November 7, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Animesh said...

I had grom in Trento, awesome stuff.

Also, I did not get the last one. Please explain for us dumb ones :).

November 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger gz said...

good to find you again (thanks to next blog and milkjam!) (lost you due to son upgrading and losing all the bookmarks!)
Lovely courtyard picture

a very cheesy verification word....

November 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always notice how 'yellow ochre' Italy is when I visit. At least that was Torino and Genova. Venice had more pastel colors which I love. Paris so so gray, yes. I'm glad you have a lovely time! Great pics!

November 8, 2011 at 3:06 PM  

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