Frank wants us to find something from our back catalog – I started with digital photographing in 2008.
This is one of my all-time favorite image, an enlargement hangs on one of my living room walls.
Taken at Grand Plage in Biarritz, France in September 2008. No artistic thought behind the shot at all.
Biarritz and I goes back to 1976 when I visited for the first time together with my German finance, Hans. It was love at first sight and since then I must have been back at least 25 times. It’s a stunningly beautiful town by the Atlantic Ocean nearly on the Spanish border.
It has now become world-famous since the French President Emmanuel Macron decided to hold G7 summit there this year. I hope it will not destroy the innocent of this little town.
During my 20 years in the UK was it easy to get there with budget airlines, but from Sweden nearly impossible, because it means changing not only flight in Paris … it means also changing airport and that is a no go for me. Not in Paris!!!!!!!!!
My last visit was for my 60th birthday in 2008, when this image was taken.
Once a months Biarritz shows off (or more rightly the Atlantic Ocean shows off) something call the high waves (tides) – what I understand has it something to do with the moon. It has nothing to do with normal ebb and tide. The wave can become up to 6 to 8 meters high and the whole seafront of the town becomes soaking wet – the beaches disappear and that this why the red flags are out. It’s a spectacular show … a phenomenon.
Je souhaite Biarritz!!!!
“What makes Biarritz special, as far as I’m concerned,
are the fantastic coastline, the beaches –
such as the Cotes des Basques – and the sea.”