The first full day in Nice, recovering nicely (snicker) from 13 hours on airplanes the day before. A full day of activities: tour of and a tasting at a local winery, lunch at an outstanding small restaurant, an afternoon Rose tasting, a walk through the old town, and dinner at the hotel restaurant. The day was a Bank Holiday in France; everything shuts down and everyone goes partying. For us, the evening ended with a beautiful fireworks display over the water that we watched from the roof of the hotel.
Obligatory scenic's of Nice:
View from our hotel room balcony
A busy day at the beach.
Sidenote: there is no sand on the beaches. They are comprised entirely of small smooth rocks. It doesn't look very comfortable, but obviously that didn't bother anyone.
Yes, the water was almost that blue. I shoot through a polarizer but did not push contrast or saturation.
Up the street past our hotel
Waiting for the mini buses
On the road through Nice
Path to the vines. The vineyard was at the top of a very narrow, winding road.
Kelly and the winemaker, Gio, explaining the vines on the hill behind them. Wilson, for once, paying attention.
Looking out over vines. Brangelina's winery is out there someplace.
The Wines, the Winemaker and our Leader
Tools of the trade
Waiting for wine
Hot sunny morning. The sun zeroed in on my Lensball and started lighting a barrel on fire. Moved everything before the winery burned down.
Touring old town Nice
A very orange building
I liked this image but couldn't decide how to finish it. So, two visions.
Umbrella overhead shade
Wilson, of course, required police protection.
50 Shades of Rose,
And, lastly, an homage to my ongoing addiction to images of doors.
Very small shrine. There is a little statue of the Virgin Mary in the alcove.
August 15, 2019
Next: A morning in Nice and on to Monaco.