Back home from the most fantastic week in SUNNY Nice. The clearest blue sky every day.
It’s so easy to get use to Nice!
Of the carnival … spectacular – all 3 events!!! The people that were there …. made phenomenal! The atmosphere was electric during both day and night events. The Carnaval de Nice goes back to 1873 and has 1 million visitors every year.
People were having a great time and we all went for it. Screaming, shouting, stamping and waving … singing! And there were loads of us!!!! And I was in there Too!!!! This year theme was “Roi du Cinéma” (King of the Cinema).
But …. I have lost the memory card from the evening event and that stunning flower parade, the Bataille de Fleurs (The Battle of the Flowers) plus my day trip at the medieval village of Èze. I have searched everywhere, turned every outside in … and nothing. Absolutely gutted.
Fantastic weather, great food …. and fantastic wines.
The best Salade Niçoise I enjoyed at “L’ Agrume”, Place Giuseppe Garibaldi.
“Salad is roughage and a French idea.”
M. F. K. Fisher
“We will rock you” was the opening track for all events at the Carnaval de Nice and we was rocking, all of us – not one person was still.
Sounds like you had a fantastic time, Vivi, and so sorry to hear of your lost memory card….aaargh, I would be so upset
Sue, had a fantastic time … believe me, I’m upset regarding that card. But not much I can do about more than be more careful in the future. Gutted.
Yes, you need a special place for your cards….
I have a special small container for my memory cards, but for some reason I didn’t put it there. And I always have with me together with my spare batteries … Just plain stupid.
It happens…. I’ve done some silly things in my time
Thanks, Girlfriend … glad I’m not the only member! *lughing
Haha, not at all!
I have looked up Èze, and it puts me in mind of Grimaud, in the hills above Port Grimaud….a very long time since I visited, about 1989, at a guess. I bet it’s mega-touristy now
Port Grimaud I was to in 1972 and what I saw from it was it a new development of houses and canals, but I think we have seen different areas of the place. It was very pretty. Èze goes back … can’t count that far and sitting on cliff.
Yes, Grimaud is a small place high in the hills, Port Grimaud is sprawling and busy….and expensoive!
Okay … now I’m wiser. *smile
Great photos! Thank you for sharing!
My pleasure … and thank you for visiting.
You had a fantastic time, Viveka! You are the expert on that! Fantastic shots transmitting the feeling. Sorry about your card – I would have been very upset, but, your own memories are still there!
So true and that is how I think about it, but of course I’m upset. I think this could be an adventure for us two … because it’s incredible. It is an in person experience. More than Lodz was.
Why not? And right now your post-card arrived! Thanks a lot!
Why not???? I love that answer … that was quick for the postcard. Made it yesterday morning.
Sounds like you had a blast. What fun! I hope your memory card turns up… I’d be gutted too.
Mrs Jones … I think I lost it when I changed the card up in Eze Village. Yes, I truly had a blast .. the whole city was buzzing, not only when the parades where on. A fantastic week.