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September 2014

Côte d’Azur

Côte d'Azur, Presqu'île de Giens

“Les beaux paysages ne se captent pas dans des boîtes, ils s’installent dans les sentiments.”

Jean Giono, La Chasse au Bonheur*

It’s dark outside, and a storm is brewing. From the window that I left ajar a crisp breeze is coming in, the first signs of the approaching autumn. But as soon as I think back to my trip to the French Riviera, and look at some photos, I find myself there again exploring those places. Beside my laptop there’s a book by Jean Giono, La Chasse au Bonheur, the quest for happiness, that accompanied my holidays. A collection of short articles and essays about the art of living, travelling, writing, and painting. (more…)