Bonjour Provence! by Mieke Boynton

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Whilst walking through the busy marketplace in Uzès (a commune in the Gard department in southern France), I spotted this woman people-watching from a room above the activity. I gestured to my camera and then to her, she nodded and with her permission, I took the photo. I’ll never know more about her than that she’s a happy people-watcher, but her welcoming smile was characteristic of all the wonderful French people I met on my trip. Technically, Uzès is not part of Provence, but it’s very close!!

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I’m just an Aussie girl who’s a bit mad about photography :)

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  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    Bonjour la France

  • John Conway
    John Conwayover 2 years ago

    something about that light that makes it special Mieke, the human element is an important part of the “story”

  • Ian Fegent
    Ian Fegentover 2 years ago

    Uzès is a good town to wander Mieke and not very touristed (Just comfortably away from provence). A good photo of the woman but also of the sample of Uzès architecture.

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    Technically schmechnically…it doesn’t matter to an aussie :) Once again, gorgeous golden glow with that outstanding blue!

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 2 years ago

    altogether charming and so French — beautiful Mieke!

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 2 years ago

    Lovely Mieke, one day I really must go there and sample the wines and cheeses.. :)

  • I sampled WAY too many of the wines and cheeses… but I’m glad I did. It’s not something I do a lot of in Derby!! :) :) :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerover 2 years ago

    She is from the French Resistance and she was watching out for trouble….ha ha….wonderful image Miss Mieke:o)

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 2 years ago

    What a wonderful capture, her smile and the open shutters makes it feel very welcoming :)

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 2 years ago

    Wonderful, Mieke!

  • Roger Mann
    Roger Mannover 2 years ago

    France is magic and this epitomises it. What a great catch.

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