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PhotoHunt: Painted



This week's photohunt is painted. I remembered this often photographed door in beautiful village of Roussillon in France. Roussillon is in the Luberon area of Provence. I thought of the village not only for this beautiful door but also because it was situated in one of the largest ochre quarries. The town has created a variety of artists. But what appeals to many people are the wide varieties of red, yellow and brown earth towns that color the buildings in the town. Many of these are accented with lovely Provencal blue or hunter green. Art abounds throughout the town.

We visited this "Plus Beaux Village" in October 2007. We loved the colors of the buildings. Here are a few more examples of the beauty of the village.


A restaurant closed for the afternoon


Blue shutters on the ochre building


Lovely pastel buildings near the weekly farmers market

Ochre hills surrounding the town

Artist studio




Ocher wall details

Comments (19)

Wow, lots of great colors and textures in that village. Your photos are beautiful.

You come up with the most interesting stuff. I love that painted door at the top.


i love them all!!! what a nice trip that must have been.

Marta, you and you ST co-conspirators must stop pressuring me to plan a trip to France. All these photos and trip reports are unfair weapons.

Marta's Reply --- hehehehehe (evil laugh) - we will get you to France yet. :)

These are all wonderful choices. The village in the first shots looks like somewhere I'd love.


This is a lovely grouping of pictures.. it almost felt as if I were there. I love all the colors of the buildings.. rather than the monochrome grey of many towns.
Mine is up here.

These photos are stunning and so beautiful! I love the blue shutter on the ochre wall.

Aloha Marta,

Very very pretty! Thank you for sharing them with us:)

I appreciate you stopping by too.
Cindy O

What a lovely and colorful town. Great shots!


The painted door is so beautiful! Your photos of the village of Roussillon make me want to visit! Great choice for the theme this week.

Wow! fantastic photos for this week! :)

Wonderfully cheerful photos. Isn't it funny how a region can establish its own sort of personality through the color of its buildings, the textures and the light? menehune

Gorgeous shots! Isn't it amazing how many wonderful spots there are to hang out? It is a shame that more folks don't realize it and leave their backyards . . .


Beautiful photo choices!

Oh my, what wonderful memories these photos evoke! I lived in Aix-en-Provence for almost 3 years and Rousillon was a favorite photo destination for me (and a great place to hike). I have photos very similar to yours - but what isn't gorgeous to photograph all over the South of France?


What great shots! That area has been on my "list" for a long time, hope to finally get there some day.

Barb Cabot:

Deborah is right...this is so enticing and makes me want to instantly book a trip there. Such wonderful photos. Thanks so much for giving me a mental getaway. For a few brief moments I was there! Lovely.


Marta, your photos are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, these are great choices for this week's painted theme. I love all the colors on the buildings and what a beautiful town in France. I would love to one day re-visit France as a Slow Traveler. I've only been as a tour group and as such I've missed many beautiful scenes like the ones you've captured here.

Wonderful photos! Have a great Sunday!

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