Yesterday, I went for a stroll to unwind. This week has been full with awful news, and I needed time to comprehend it all. I have a sad heart as a result of that news and the disasters occurring throughout the globe, including Puerto Rico and Las Vegas. Despite my overall grief, I felt gratitude for the beauty of the changing season as I walked and felt the sun on my face.

It brought up memories of the walks I took in Provence a few weeks ago. I spent a few days in Aix-en-Provence and made brief excursions to Cassis, Avignon, and the Pont du Gard. I had the great pleasure of roaming the streets and shopping in the markets while I was visiting Aix-en-Provence.

Aix-en-Provence is a sensory city, with mouthwatering cuisine and warm, rich color at every turn. On a bright autumn day, the plane trees that have been planted all across the area let in dappled sunshine. I thoroughly enjoyed my brief visit there and took in everything I could, including the landscape, people, sights, sounds, and colors.

I’ll always connect Aix with this gorgeous mellowed yellow that many of the buildings share. The light yellow color of my California home is the same as this enchanted location, and it makes me happy as if I have a particular bond with it.

I enjoy taking images of gorgeous wood doors in Europe, but this set made me halt in my tracks because of the incredible intricacy.

Another thing I enjoy photographing is flower stores, especially tiny shops that display their botanicals in bags or pots outside their front doors in an effort to encourage neighbors to buy them and take them home.

The markets that are held three times a week in Aix-en-Provence are the one thing you must not miss. The streets in the central parts of the city come alive with markets on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This was undoubtedly the highlight of my visit, and it was a joy to simply stroll among them for a few hours while taking in the scents of the flowers, fruit, pottery, soaps, jams, and other goods.

To give you a taste of what it’s like to wander the marketplaces and streets of Aix-en-Provence, I put together a 90-second movie. It could make you hungry:) either on my YouTube account or the video below. Enjoy!


As a side note, a few of you inquired about my trip camera. I use a brand-new one for both images and videos. I keep my larger DSLR Nikon at home for styling, interior photography, and local photography, but I’m really enjoying this smaller Canon Powershot G7 for long distance trips.

In France, I took all of my images and video with this camera. The camera’s excellent quality and small size make it simple to store in my go-to travel bag. I adore it.





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