Hey Everybody! So here I am at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival!!!! That’s me in front of the 2014 festival poster- a classic photo of Marcello Mastroianni from Federico Fellini‘s movie 8 1/2, presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 1963.
Photo of Cannes, during one of the festival days…
Guess what? I saw my movie poster around town!
In case you missed seeing my movie posters- here’s link to last blog post with full poster images!
I took Cat and Baby around Cannes too!
Lots of people in cafes….
People going to events…
Look! Squid and I have been added to the famous Cinéma-Cannes mural!
One of the hotels as night falls…
reporters around, waiting for interviews…
But now it’s time to go in and see my movie!!!
Here I am, inside on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival 2014 for the opening of my movie, Giant Squid! (Just so you know- they named it after Squid just to get attention- I am the real star).
I know they all want to get a photo of me!
They just haven’t seen that I’m here! I need to move to the front and then I am going to be mobbed with reporters wanting to speak to me and photographers wanting my photo!
If you want to read about our trip from the beginning, go to post #2- “My Visit to France: The Camargue” at http://www.catandbaby.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/275/.
Continuing with my photo essay of my visit to France…
Here I am in front of the amphitheater during our brief stop in Nimes. This is one of the better preserved amphitheaters in France. Constructed around 70 AD under the rule of the Roman empire, it was used for gladiator fights and other public events. Later on in the 6th century, a wall and moat were built around it for protection, and a village of 700 people (complete with two churches) existed inside. (For “10 Famous Roman Amphitheaters” go to http://www.touropia.com/roman-amphitheaters/.
Now moving inside, here’s another shot of the passageway that leads around the perimeter of the amphitheater and into the seating area. There are 60 arches in………HEY! WHAT ARE YOU DOING??!!!
As I was saying, the Nimes amphitheater was built with 120 arches on two levels. Moving on to the city of Arles, we see another amphitheater in this night time……HEY! ALLIGATOR! I SAID, WHAT ARE YOU DOING??????
Hello again – next stop on our France vacation – Chateau D’If.
Here is the view approaching Chateau D’If, a fortress about a mile off the coast of Marseille (photo from Wikipedia).
Docking at Chateau D’If.
Chateau D’If was constructed in the 1500s to guard against sea attacks; the imposing structure was later transformed into a prison.
Cat here again! Continuing on with photos from my France vacation – (see post #2) – here are a few images that caught my eye.
Some of the best were in Aix-en-Provence. Here are my favorites:
I guess the pins in his arms and head are to keep the pigeons off.
Looks pretty painful….
Sculpture at the Ancienne Halle Aux Grains, with images of wheat and fruit to symbolize the bounty of the earth.
Hello! Cat here. My first few blog entries will be photo essays of my recent trip to Languedoc and Provence in the south of France. I was very fortunate to visit this beautiful region, with its rural beauty, ancient villages and markets of fresh food. Although I don’t get to travel much, it is one of my favorite things to do; so I am sharing some of the highlights of this trip with you. I’ve added some informative links where possible….I hope you enjoy!
Below, a beautiful Chateau on our way to the Camargue, an area mainly known for its white horses, bulls, pink flamingos, marshes, and french cowboys.
The Camargue, a national park since 1970, is about 1/3 lakes or marshland
but also includes grazing land.
So on our brief trip through the area, we saw white horses