honfleur  by dinghysailor1

The wonderful little normandy port of Honfleur in France at the mouth of the river Seine.(it’s best viewed LARGE for detail).

To access by boat you tie up and wait for them to close the road, lift up the bridge pass through a loch and this is what awaits !(I had the good fortune to be a lastminute stand in crew on a wonderful yacht recently… huge happy sailor grins … :))))

It’s an absolutely stunning place with its rich artistic and historical heritage wonderfully preserved! It is also the place from which a Samuel de Champlain left in 1608 for the ’ New World’ and he went on to found the city of Quebec and 400th anniversary celebrations are currently underway…

I might have wished to capture all sail boats in this wonderful settting… but took comfort from the fact that everyone on that huge motor launch had to take their shoes off at the door to protect the carpets ..teehee!

See also honfleur magic:


Hi! I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders and love trying to capture a moment to savour…
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  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 7 years ago

    wow that is so cool so exoticically european beautiful

  • Maggieposh
    Maggieposhalmost 7 years ago

    I have been here, Great place.super shot.

  • John Edwards
    John Edwardsalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful shot.

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayalmost 7 years ago

    This is absolutely stunning ding! Love your comp & the reflections are gorgeous, Into my faves ♥ I have two watercolours of this fabulous place in my lounge :D

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 7 years ago

    superb reflections, wonderful image

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 7 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful Maggie. Beautiful harbour scene.
    I know you prefer sail, but personaly, I would love to have the motor launch …

  • i think you would love it tom! the last word in comfort …! thanks !

    – dinghysailor1

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 7 years ago

    gorgeous upside down picture, wonderful imagery and colours, fantastic capture. hugs

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienalmost 7 years ago

    Oh Maggie you were right…its superb! Those reflections and the angle of your capture are perfect. What a fabulous place…and what an adventurer you are. hugs to you! xx

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...almost 7 years ago

    awesome angle of this port, beautiful shot, love the lighting and the handling of focus, wonderful job

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 7 years ago

    fantastic capture

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