Wednesday, June 20, 2007

ANNECY - OXYGEN AT ITS SOURCE

FROM LAKE TO LAKE - MAY 2005


"LAKE BOURGET, located some 10 km north of Chambéry, is the largest and the deepest French lake. The most important town on its shore is Aix-les-Bains"


"LE THIOU - QUAI DE L'ILE. Once again in Annecy. See the mountains? Annecy wants to be candidate to the Winter Olympics of 2018..."


"ANNECY CASTLE - Located on a limestone spur of the Semnoz Mountain, high above the city, the castle was threatened with destruction in the early 1950s, but like Perouges was saved!"


"OLD TOWN - Houses up the hill"


"ANNECY LAKE - The 2007 Fête du Lac will take place on August 4"

25 comments:

Cuckoo said...

What is the dimension of this lake ?
Is it bigger than the Lac Lemon?

And Annecy is beautiful. Have been there but for a very short time.

I need atleast a full day to go thru all your posts... old & new.

Keep posting.

Aditi said...

i tried to chk what the feta du lac was .. but since the site was in french had to give up...

Kuanyin said...

You guys are living a dream life with your fabulous travels! Love your photos...and mahalo for your kind comments on my blog.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice views on these photos. I think my favorite is the 2nd one with your wife standing on the bridge. It looks so pretty there.

April said...

I've never visited Annecy but everybody tells me it's a wonderful pittoresque place.

Peter said...

I did not know Perouges, but I know Annecy, a really beautiful place! Nice to now remember it! ... and you more all less always travel with your lovely wife! That's really nice!

Yes, a big and deep lake, actually one of the few real ones in France (not due to dams)! But France has a lot of rivers!

Ash said...

Visual feast. Nothing less than fabulous!

Moi said...

oh wow!!! ur travels make me feel like sailing away ...and I'm just back from vacation!!!

niki sato said...

very very nice colors!!
it amazes me that u have soooo many photos of ur wife :P

Trotter said...

Cuckoo,
The Leman, shared by France and Switzerland, is the largest (167 square km), second comes Bourget (44km2), third Annecy (27 km2) and fourth Aiguebelette (5.4 km2). All around the same area, the Alps.
Thanks. Love your comments!

Aditi,
The Fête is a Festival with lots of fireworks!

Kuanyin,
Mahalo. I’m also always impressed with your TEN blogs!

Lv2,
The part of the canal in the 2nd photo is one of the most beautiful parts of Annecy.
Thanks for the visit and comment.

April,
Annecy is not that far from Köln; and it’s lovely, actually...

Peter,
Actually, since 2002 I’m not travelling that much professionally, so most of the trips are leisure tours, and we are travelling together. It’s true that previously, when travelling alone, I didn’t take many pictures...
Miss the Fête de la Musique...
Thanks for your regular visits and comments. Much appreciated!

Ash,
Thanks. Concise, precise, precious!

Moi,
Thanks. Look forward to seeing your pictures.

Trotter said...

Niki,
no wonder, just met that young girl in 1970... Have had some time since to take pictures! ;))

Lori said...

What a lovely town and the mountains are gorgeous! I'm very jealous of all of your wonderful travels. Your site makes me want to get on a plane and go somewhere!

Kalyan said...

WoW...some awesome shots from this place!
Do have a look at my travel blog too- 'Dreamland', although its nothing compared to yours.

lyliane said...

J'aime beaucoup cette région de France, et particulièrement les lacs, c'est une ville pleine de calme, de tranquilité, avec une vue magnifique sur les montagnes et non loin de la Mediterranée.Elle a tout pour nous attirer pour une retraite sereine.

CaBaCuRl said...

What a beautiful part of the world. I was fascinated by your posting on Perouges,,,fabulous old buildings. Is it on the UNESCO heritage list?

Trotter said...

Lori,
It’s reciprocal: I’m also a bit jealous of people who live in NYC... ;))

Kalyan,
I’ll look also at Dreamland! I’m sorry I’m not a daily visitor; I wish I had some more time to travel and to look at some blogs...

Lyliane,
C’est vrai que la région des Lacs semble être parfaite pour une retraite tranquille; mais quand même je crois que je préférerais Paris...

Cabacurl,
It’s not listed at UNESCO; don’t know why...

Thanks everybody for visiting and commenting; I truly appreciate!

Ele ^_^ said...

Che bel posto, i laghi mi piacciono moltissimo, forse quasi più del mare! Complimenti anche per le foto, l'ultima mi piace particolarmente! A presto ^^

Dsole said...

sometimes small cities are more lovely and amazing experiences than one bigger and famous. It0s a kind of different travel uh? Beautiful shots GMG, have a great day/week! :)

GMG said...

Ele ^_^, Grazie!
A me piacciono anche lei laghi. Con laghi italiani, ho posti a proposito dei Misurina ed Como. Un giorno farò un posto anche sul Lago Garda...

Dsole,
You're right about experiences in small cities! But anyhow I also do love larger... ;). Thanks. I hope to have time to visit your blog tonight!

Cuckoo said...

Lol..
How many languages can you speak ?

Trotter said...

Cuckoo,
Can read and make myself understandable only in Portuguese, French, English, German, Spanish and Italian... ;(

Sigma said...

Lovely pictures. The castle is wonderful! Lake Bourget looks beautiful, though I think the picture looks a little hazy ...

Trotter said...

Sigma,
thanks. You're right: the picture was much bigger, but I cut half of and resized! Not a great result...

BLEEDING ORANGE said...

C'est tout près de chez moi ça ! La région Rhône-Alpes est vraiment magnifique. Oui je suis un peu chauvine mais quand même !!

Trotter said...

Mais vous n'avez pas besoin d'être chauvine: Rhône-Alpes est vraiment magnifique!